Backers of a new East Bay ferry service are looking to get the public on board.
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority will host a meeting this afternoon. They want to hear the public's thoughts on their Richmond Ferry Terminal and Service project. The agency will also present an environmental report. The terminal would be built at the southern point of Ford Peninsula. It would be about 10 percent larger than existing facilities at the location.
The plan would create a new terminal to run a new ferry route from Richmond to San Francisco. A new gangway would also be constructed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. More parking spaces and a new trail are also being considered.
The meeting will be held at Richmond's Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. It begins this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Harbormaster Room. A similar meeting will be held later at 6:30pm.