The new ferry terminal will be constructed at the southern point of the Ford Peninsula in Richmond, adjacent to the Ford Assembly Plant building.
The ferry terminal project includes a new ADA-compliant gangway, ramp system, float and piles. There will also be construction of a shelter for passengers as well as development and reconfiguration of the parking lot to create 362 spaces.
Plans also call for installation of an ADA-compliant kayak launch ramp.
The full project cost is expected to be about $20 million, funded through Regional Measure 2, State Proposition 1B, U.S. Dept. of Transportation funds, Contra Costa County and fare revenue.
The Richmond-to-SF ferry service is slated to begin in September 2018 and initially will only run Monday through Friday - according to current plans.
Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony will include:
• Jim Wunderman, vice chair of the WETA Board of Directors
• Richmond Mayor Tom Butt
• State Senator Nancy Skinner
• Assemblyman Tony Thurmond
• Federal D. Glover, commissioner with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and a Contra Costa County Supervisor• John Giola, Chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors