Research

River Reconnaissance Report: Operational Feasibility Study and Finance Plan
Finance Plan
Operational Feasibility Study
Demand Model Report
Passenger Ferry Best Practice Case Studies for the Portland-Vancouver Market
DHM Presentation for the Oregon Transportation Forum Fall 2018

Metro Regional Transportation Options Survey
Survey For TriMet: https://trimet.org/publications/index.htm#research

Portland Business Alliance (p29): https://portlandalliance.com/assets/pdfs/2019-PBA-Jobs-Economy-DHMReport-January.pdf
Willamette River Ferry Feasibility Study (2006): https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/292730

  • Obstacles: lack of useable docks and terminal facilities
  • 2006 operational cost of a 100-passenger catamaran vessel would be approximately $210 an hour, and $3.4M annually. Total cost per passenger approximately $18.
  • Successful funding strategy would rely on receipt of federal operating funds, passenger fares and likely require other non-traditional sources of local funding
  • Differences in passenger demographic for commuter vs. circulator service
  • Need for debris clearing from the river

Willamette River Recreation Strategy (2012): https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/384686
Willamette River Background Documents: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/38962

Central City 2035 Plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/47907
Columbia River Crossing Plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/501261
Portland TSP Plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/651817
METRO Southwest Corridor Plan: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/southwest-corridor-plan

Willamette Fall Locks: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/willamette/locks/

2017 Portland Survey for Water Taxi Service in Portland Credit: Rhonda Spencer http://sunstoneoregon.com/gem/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ferry_Survey_2017.pdf

Vancouver CRC Planning
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/accountability/ssb5806/environmental-process-and-permitting.htm (See Chapter 3)
https://www.portvanusa.com/key-projects/waterfront-project/
http://www.commerce.wa.gov/growing-the-economy/opportunity-zones/
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I5/nbinterstatebrgstowertrunnion/default.htm
https://www.portvanusa.com/key-projects/waterfront-project/

2017 Portland Survey for Water Taxi Service in Portland
Credit: Rhonda Spencer
sunstoneoregon.com/gem/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ferry_Survey_2017.pdf

Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project: https://multco.us/earthquake-ready-burnside-bridge