TRB Webinar: Planning and Assessing Ferry System Capacity

This webinar was posted on 02/27/2023

April 11, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Ferry transportation services have the potential to play an even greater role in many municipal and regional transportation systems. These services can boost transit capacity to transportation networks and serve as a lifeline for many geographically-isolated communities. TRB hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that provided an overview of the pre-published TCRP Report 238: Quantitative Procedures for Designing and Operating Ferry Services. The report presents guidance for scheduled and fixed-route transit services and facilities that serve passengers and vehicles. Presenters defined the capacity of a ferry system and its challenges and provide quantitative procedures for designing and operating ferry services.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program.

The slides and recording are available.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Ferry capacity concepts – Kelly Lesoing, KPFF Consulting Engineers

  2. Passenger throughput research and findings – Joseph Kaylor, Arup

  3. Question and answer session moderated by Kristen Kissinger, KPFF Consulting Engineers

The first 40 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 20 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how ferry system elements, including operating conditions and assets, are related and affect overall system capacity

  2. Quantify and assess passenger and vehicle movement

  3. Address capacity challenges through design of infrastructure investments, operations, and service planning


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.0 Certification Maintenance Credit. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits: If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA