Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Alcatraz Ferry Project Moves Forward

By Karen Robes Meeks

The new Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project at Piers 31-33 will move forward on The Embarcadero at Bay Street.

The San Francisco Port Commission approved the plan following years of talks between the port and the National Park Service.

“Our waterfront attracts more than 24 million people annually and is vital to the economy of our city,” said Mayor Mark Farrell. “Investing in the Alcatraz landing will help improve the safety and security of our residents and visitors while ensuring the economic well-being of San Francisco.”

The project is expected to cost about $34 million, with the ferry concessioner investing $30 million and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy contributing $4 million.

“I’m thrilled that the Alcatraz Project is moving forward with private and public investment that will benefit the residents and Port of San Francisco,” said Port Commission President Kimberly Brandon. “Not only will the Project make our waterfront more valuable, it will retain and improve an important city and port visitor destination that will provide revenue for services that residents across the city rely on.”

Improvements are set for completion by 2024, according to the port.