On Thursday, April 2nd, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (“WETA”) Board of Directors approved a contract amendment with Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects to prepare the final design and engineering of the Richmond Ferry Terminal, and to provide design services during construction of the terminal. This is a milestone made possible by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s commitment of Measure J funds for operation of the Richmond Ferry Service, which provides sufficient funding to operate the service for a minimum 10-year period. This commitment has allowed WETA to expend the capital funds necessary to advance the Richmond Ferry Terminal project. The $1.2M design contract is funded through State Proposition 1B funds.
WETA anticipates geotechnical borings will be conducted in the coming weeks to inform the final engineering effort. They are also working concurrently to obtain Federal environmental clearance. The service is anticipated to start in 2017.