The presentation describes the growing automobile congestion within the Golden Gate Corridor, which is located across the Golden Gate bridge to the north of San Francisco, and reviews the innovative approach undertaken by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District to solve the problem with a mass transit system consisting of a combination of ferries and buses. A brief review is given of the planning and design criteria used in the selection of vessel type and related terminal facilities. Three new high-speed, 165-foot, 750-passenger, vessels are presently in operation between San Francisco and central Marin County. These vessels are of aluminum construction, with a 28-knot power package consisting of gas turbine engines coupled to water jet pumps. Two new modern marine passenger terminals are also discussed, one of which is now in operation, and the other to be completed in the Spring of 1978.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Kowleski, S M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM