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Research

Willamette River Ferry Feasibility Study (2006) https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/292730

Summary of Recommendations:

  • 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 operat- ing 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

Link to Willamette River background documents https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/38962

Link to Central City 2035 Plan https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/47907

Link to Columbia River Crossing Plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/501261

Link to Portland TSP Plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/651817

METRO Southwest Corridor Plan http://www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/southwest-corridor-plan

Modeling of Commuter Travel Patterns to Prove Demand: Look to the future, rather than the past, for modeling. Use analogies such as commuter rail from Wilsonville.

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