Ferry transportation services play an important role in regional transportation—providing additional transit capacity to transportation networks and serving as a lifeline for many geographically-isolated communities.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 238: Quantitative Procedures for Designing and Operating Ferry Services presents guidance for scheduled and fixed-route ferry transit services and facilities that serve passengers as well as passengers and vehicles. Guidance focuses on defining the capacity of a ferry system and understanding capacity challenges, and includes quantitative procedures for designing and operating ferry services.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Quantitative Procedures for Designing and Operating Ferry Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26748.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction
|Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Ferry Capacity
|Chapter 3 - Capacity Concepts and Analysis Methods: Passenger-Only Ferries
|Chapter 4 - Capacity Concepts and Analysis Methods: Vehicle Ferries
|Chapter 5 - Example Capacity Procedures Use
|Chapter 6 - Suggested Further Research
|Abbreviations and Acronyms
|Appendix A - Operator Questionnaire and Summaries of Responses
|Appendix B - Data Collection and Findings
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