|A New Commute Option for Treasure Island
The Proposed Ferry Route:
• Treasure Island to San Francisco
• Treasure Island to Berkeley/Oakland
Why Treasure Island Ferry Service?
More than 3,000 people currently call Treasure Island and neighboring
Yerba Buena Island home, including 800 at-risk Federal Jobs Corps
students and 126 families and 64 individuals who inhabit the 190 units
sponsored by the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
(TIHDI.org). TIHDI anticipates another 28 family units adding 100-140
Additionally, approximately 500 students (k-8th grade) attend the local
elementary school and more than 60 students attend the local charter
school. The San Francisco Fire Department holds daily classes for an
average of 30 trainees at the Treasure Island Fire Training Academy.
This route will reduce traffic congestion by taking workers traveling
from Treasure Island off of I-80 and the Bay Bridge. It will also
provide another access to this island, which presently has limited
one-lane ingress/egress onto the bridge. Expanded residential and
commercial development plans call for adding 2,800 housing units,
220,800 square feet of retail, and 600 hotel rooms on Treasure Island.
Implementation of these plans could create significant demand for
transit services between the Island, San Francisco and the East Bay.
• Treasure Island to San Francisco Ferry Building: 10 minutes
• Treasure Island to Berkeley: 18 minutes
• Treasure Island to Oakland: 23 minutes
• Timeline dependent on availability of funds, environmental impacts and local support and commitment.
WETA Project background:
WETA (the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority) was established by SB976, and replaces the WTA (Water Transit Authority). The intention of SB 976 is to improve the ability of ferries to respond in an emergency.
Read More About WETA
San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority
Pier 9, Suite 111, San Francisco CA, 94111