State bond sends $5 million to Vallejo for ferry facility
Times-Herald staff report
Article Launched: 06/18/2008
Vallejo will receive $5 million for a ferry maintenance facility as part of a state bond measure, lawmakers announced Tuesday.
The funds are part of $25 million allocated to the Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority through Proposition 1B, which was approved by voters in 2006.
Funding for the maintenance facility in Vallejo will allow the city to "play a prominent role in ferry operations under the new transportation authority," Sen. Patricia Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, said in a statement Tuesday.
Established to enhance the Bay Area ferry system, the transportation authority was created in 2007.
The rest of the Proposition 1B funds will be used for terminal and ferry construction in San Francisco, a maintenance barge, terminal design in Hercules and Berkeley and environmental studies, lawmakers said.