Waterborne Transit: On the Move in Southeast Florida

In this article, the author describes the growing interest in waterborne transit in southeast Florida, primarily in the Ft. Lauderdale area. The author provides an overview of how key local players initiated regular ferryboat service along the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in FY 2001-2002 with a demonstration project that lasted until November 2004. During this demonstration period passenger counts rose from 273,537 to 744,907. The author also outlines the Broward county Metropolitan Planning Organization’s shift away from highway construction and introduces the use of bio-diesel fuel for its WaterBus. The author suggests that cooperation of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Florida DOT, the south Florida Regional Transportation Authority and individual Metropolitan Planning Organizations have contributed to the growth of waterborne transit in Florida.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 6-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2007 11:04PM