TRB Webinar: Planning and Assessing Ferry System Capacity

This webinar was posted on 02/27/2023

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April 11, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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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 will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will provide 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 will define the capacity of a ferry system and its challenges and provide quantitative procedures for designing and operating ferry services.

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

There is no fee to attend this webinar. Registration is required.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


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


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