This 3-volume study is a detailed evaluation of nine ferry operations located throughout the State of Louisiana. The nine ferry sites evaluated include five operations on the Mississippi River (Sunshine Ferry, Carville Ferry, Edgard Ferry, New Roads Ferry, and Angola Ferry); one on the Atchafalaya River (Melville Ferry); and one on the Ouachita River (Duty Ferry). The purpose of this study is to develop a concise picture of the immediate needs and long-term direction to be taken at each ferry operation by the Mississippi River Bridge Authority--an operating agency of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development which assumed operating responsibility of the nine ferry crossings in April 1984. Each ferry site is evaluated in terms of current operations, conditions of both east and west bank land side facilities, and vessel conditions. In addition, the report provides projections of vehicle traffic volume to the year 2000 as well as an improvement plan for each site. Both short and long term recommendations and improvements are made for each ferry site in terms of operations, land side facilities, and vessels. Recommendations and improvements plan for each site evaluated in this study are documented in this 3-volume study. Volume 1 contains an evaluation and development plan for five ferry systems--Sunshine, Carville, Edgard, New Road, and Angola ferry systems. Volume 2 contains an evaluation and development plan for four ferry systems--Melville, Cameron, Monkey Island, and Duty ferry systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Systems, Incorporated

    4822 Prytania Street
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70115

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-LA-18-X001-85-4
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-LA-18-X001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM