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Newly Converted Clean Air Ferries Celebrated

San Francisco Bay Ferry
our San Francisco Bay Ferry vessels have been converted to cleaner propulsion systems, reducing emissions by 80%

Published May 21, 2023 1:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

[By: San Francisco Bay Ferry]

WHO: Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao, San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC).

WHAT: Press conference on clean air ferry conversion project with photo and video opportunities. Media are invited to tour the vessel and meet with ferry system leaders.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 11:30 AM

WHERE: Oakland Ferry Terminal; 10 Clay Street; Oakland

The news conference will also be livestreamed on Facebook at @bayareaairdistrict.

WHY: In partnership with the Air District and ACTC, WETA converted four of its 15-year-old San Francisco Bay Ferry vessels to newer engine technology to reduce emissions 80% at its terminals. WETA has the cleanest high-speed, high-capacity ferry fleet in the nation and is committed to protecting the Bay and its residents from air pollution and climate impacts. These newly converted vessels primarily serve Oakland, Richmond and South San Francisco.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheng Thao, Mayor of Oakland
  • Jim Wunderman, Chair of the WETA Board of Directors
  • John J. Bauters, Mayor of Emeryville, Chair of the Air District and Chair of Alameda CTC

Ferry transportation from San Francisco to the event is available for credentialed media upon request.

Mult box will be available. One-on-ones with fleet experts available prior to the event.

B-roll opportunities include the ferry arriving and departing, as well as passengers loading San Francisco Bay Ferry vessels.

Validated free parking is available on site. Use the Washington Street Garage at 101 Washington Street.

Tours of the engine room on one of the newly converted ferries are available by appointment.
 

RSVP: Thomas Hall,  [email protected], 707-722-5280

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