Vashon Island Passenger Only Ferry Study

This project supports the King County Department of Transportation (DOT) effort to assess, design, demonstrate, and evaluate a Vashon Island Passenger-Only Ferry service. The study is designed to assist King County DOT in the development of a plan for continuing passenger-only ferry service between Vashon Island and downtown Seattle. An important element of this study is the analysis of state-of-the-art technologies for vessels and dock facilities to maximize service efficiency, lower fuel consumption and minimize environmental impacts, including pollutant emissions and wake wash. The study will include an analysis of potential markets, operating and funding strategies, and possibly public and private involvement in the implementation of the King County ferry service program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Planning and Service Configuration


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $863253.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Wagley, Raj

  • Performing Organizations:

    King County Department of Transportation

    201 South Jackson Street
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104-3856
  • Principal Investigators:

    Morrison, David

  • Start Date: 20071201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24756

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489233
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-WA-26-7008
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2013 12:56AM