This report provides a comprehensive and critical review of the two key functional components of ferry systems--vessels and terminals--operating in the U.S. and Canada. It is intended primarily to be used as an informational and planning document by urban transportation planners considering waterborne transport as an alternative passenger mode. Both conventional and advanced technology high speed vessels are examined. Transportation engineering and pedestrian facility planning techniques are utilized in recommending efficient terminal design and operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Transportation Training and Research Center, 33 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Habib, P A
    • Bloch, A
    • Roess, R P
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-970-80085 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA79-SAC-B0015
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM