High Speed Ferry and Coastwise Vessels: Assessment of a New York/Boston Service. (Program Element 3-17, FY01)

The overall objective of the coastal shipping program is to divert truck traffic from the main coastal highways to the water route. The diversion is expected to ease congestion and generate the related environmental benefit. The main question is whether a coastal system could be economically feasible. Related questions are whether the proposed coastal system would also be military useful and what would be its impact on the US shipbuilding industry and the development of seafaring personnel. The specific objective, of the current Phase IV research, is to assess the economic feasibility of one actual application, of the envisioned coastal system, most suitable for implementation. The application selected here is a service along the route between New York and Boston, which targets the most congested segment of I-95. This report summarizes Phase IV.


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  • Accession Number: 01000881
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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2005 5:19PM