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- Put the customer experience and safety first
- Stay focused. Avoid rabbit holes and scope creep.
- Early engagement with potential partners
- Create Stakeholder group;
- Public Sector Municipalities
- Private Sector Investors
- Private Sector Property owners/managers
- Transportation experts
- Gather research and conduct focus groups and studies
- Media Outreach
- Engage Electeds
- Must be unified, with some compromises made
- We won’t “fix” the I-5 traffic problem, but will improve it
- There will be competing issues and budgets: we must become a priority
- One route to start; follow where there is demand and a civic will
- Create and adopt operational plan, with recommended vessels that will work effectively on the Columbia and Willamette rivers while being clean and quiet to match expectations of the community.
- Create a public-private partnership and financial plan that lever- ages early private-sector investment for vessels and allows time for public-sector entities to commit budget to subsidize the service. All municipal water taxi services researched around the world are sub- sidized. Base the start up on the Portland Streetcar public-private model.
- Other Support Documents: Operations Plan, Stakeholders, Vessel competitive analysis, Financial Plan