Phase I: Research and Prove the Viability
2017/2018 Concept Plan, Coalition, Governance & Business Plan Delivered. Delivered Concept Plan-–No public cost/value $500,000
2019-Early 2020 Project Management (Advocacy, Government Affairs, established 501(c)(3), Communications, staff eight committees and more than 50 presentations a year. Cost $1.2million—pro bono and partially funded
Scope, fund and complete Feasibility Studies Total cost approximately $400,000
- Case study Report: ferry service models around the world. Completed Fall 2019 (provide link to first post under Research)
- Demand Modeling Report: Where are commuters coming from and going? Demand for all four target audiences. Funded. Due end of 2019
- Operational Infrastructure Report: (vessels, fuel, maintenance plan, etc.) Funded by ODOT STIF Grant Due March 2020
- Economic/Environmental Social Impact Report: User vs. nonuser benefits. Funding TBD Due Q2 2020
Phase II: Operations and Finance Plan
Late 2020: Deliver capital infrastructure needs and costs and a funding plan mapped to local, state, region and federal public funding sources as well as private funders) Cost $650,00 (Scheduling/technology/ticketing/Route mapping/timing/efficiencies)
2021: Take Operations and Finance Plan to all potential funders and get to a Go- or No-Go decision. Order vessels. (Build time is approximately 14 months.)
2022: Contract Project Management & Operations. Hire and train staff, IT system, infrastructure buildout, extensive community outreach and marketing.
Phase III: Service Start
Spring 2023 begin service with two to four boats with a spare.
Photo above: Oregon Convention Center, Duckworth Dock.