StageGrant - III | Alive
Last Raised$14.9M | 1 yr ago
About Water Emergency Transportation Authority
Water Emergency Transportation Authority, also known as WETA provides water transportation services. It offers ferry service on the San Francisco Bay and with coordinating the water transit response to regional emergencies. It was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Latest Water Emergency Transportation Authority News
May 31, 2023
Berkeley Marina deservesbetter plan, transparency The EBT article “ $5.1M grant OK’d to study revitalizing pier with ferry ” (Page B1, May 29) described Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s ongoing attempt to dramatically alter access to and use of Berkeley’s most important public park — the Marina and its contiguous bay waters. However, it unfortunately minimized the expected economic impact of this plan. WETA’s own communications describe their intention to charge “partner” cities for subsidization of their operations. In Berkeley’s case, this would amount to a $6 million annual hit to the city’s budget. All this in the face of a looming transportation “fiscal cliff” and decades of deferred park maintenance. WETA’s 2008 attempt to build a Berkeley ferry terminal was redirected to a much more environmentally and economically justifiable location at Point Richmond’s commercial waterfront. Our Marina Park and its users deserve a better approach to addressing the marina’s problems, along with more transparency. David FielderBerkeley A recent letter properly expressed concern about Orinda’s wildfire evacuation plan. The EIR for Orinda’s downtown development plan found that the contemplated 1,618 new housing units downtown would have a “significant” impact on wildfire evacuation that was “unavoidable” notwithstanding planned mitigations. Downtown is an evacuation chokepoint. But the EIR didn’t consider a different, better plan that would redistribute the state-mandated new housing. A better plan would add only 240 new housing units downtown, as a ULI Technical Assistance Panel proposed six years ago, and relocate the additional required new housing from downtown to the vacant, 10-acre Cal Trans site near the Caldecott Tunnel. A group is suing to overturn Orinda’s certification of the EIR. Residents of Orinda, as well as of Moraga, should support the effort. Nick WaranoffOrinda Assemblyman Alex Lee wants to create another state agency that gets into the home-building business. What could go wrong there? Have we forgotten that in 1962 Cal Trans bought up by eminent domain housing in Hayward for a freeway that never went through? For 60 years Caltrans was the state’s worst slumlord that was exempt from paying property taxes since they were state-owned. The state can’t even fix our crumbling roads and yet they want to get into the housing business? Our Bay Bridge is an example of billions in cost overruns, but the state is going to build housing economically and be exempt from their own regulations that they impose on builders? The state never does anything economically to keep costs down because it isn’t their money and yet leaders want to push a housing bond with taxpayer money to fund it? Good luck with that. Renea TurnerHayward
Water Emergency Transportation Authority Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Water Emergency Transportation Authority founded?
Water Emergency Transportation Authority was founded in 2007.
Where is Water Emergency Transportation Authority's headquarters?
Water Emergency Transportation Authority's headquarters is located at San Francisco.
What is Water Emergency Transportation Authority's latest funding round?
Water Emergency Transportation Authority's latest funding round is Grant - III.
How much did Water Emergency Transportation Authority raise?
Water Emergency Transportation Authority raised a total of $27.3M.
Who are the investors of Water Emergency Transportation Authority?
Investors of Water Emergency Transportation Authority include California State Transportation Agency and Federal Transit Administration.
Who are Water Emergency Transportation Authority's competitors?
Competitors of Water Emergency Transportation Authority include Hyfi and 4 more.
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