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What is the WETA Transition Plan?
Per SB 1093 , WETA is charged with creating and adopting a Transition Plan for Bay Area ferry service on or before July 1, 2009. The final plan was approved and adopted by the WETA Board of Directors at its June 18, 2009 meeting.
View a Flash presentation about the Transition Plan
The Transition Plan will guide the consolidation of the Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland and Harbor Bay ferries under WETA. The Golden Gate Ferry service will continue to be operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
The Plan also includes the following financially constrained elements:
• A five-year Operating Plan describing existing services and planned service expansions including South San Francisco and Berkeley ferry service; and
• A five-year Capital Improvement Program identifying all assets required to maintain, sustain and expand the system as planned.
It is anticipated that during the 5-year Transition Plan period WETA will begin designing new terminals for future use, locating and building maintenance and operations facilities, purchasing a new fleet of modern vessels and continuing to plan activities associated with further expanding regional ferry services beyond the five year period.
How Will the Changes Affect Me?
WETA is committed to ensuring continuity in the programs, services and activities of existing ferry services. You will likely not notice changes to your daily ferry ride as current Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland and Harbor Bay Ferry Services seamlessly transition to WETA by January 2010.
Download the Transition Plan
Download the Final Transition Plan (PDF, 6.39MB)
Download the Appendices, Transition Plan (PDF, 1.09MB)
The public comment period was open from April 2 to May 18, 2009. In April, WETA held Public Hearings/Special Meetings of the Board of Directors in Alameda, San Francisco and Vallejo to receive oral input on both plans.
Visit the Emergency Management Plan page for information on the Emergency Water Transportation System Management Plan