Quantitative Procedures for Designing and Operating Ferry Transit Services

The objective of this research is to present key quantitative procedures for designing and operating scheduled and fixed-route ferry transit services and facilities that serve passengers-only and passengers and vehicles. The procedures should focus on ferry capacity concepts and analysis methods including but not limited to vessels, docks, routes, terminals, and intermodal connections. The procedures must consider in-water, navigation, and regulatory factors in addition to environmental impacts of ferry services. Development of the procedures should strive to provide comparable detail to the bus, rail, and station chapters of the TCQSM.  


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    KPFF Consulting Engineers

    Seattle, WA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kissinger, Kristen

  • Start Date: 20201229
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220328
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751304
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-46
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2020 3:29PM