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Accession Number PB2013-105227
Title Census of California Water Transit Services, 2012.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 86p
Personal Author A. W. Agrawal B. Carvalho M. L. Javier R. M. Kos
Abstract The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics conducts a nationwide census of ferry boat operators for the US Department of Transportation and the collected information is used for statistical purposes. The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has been asked by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to gather data regarding ferry operations under MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. MAP-21 includes a new formula program for ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities eligible under 23 USC 129(c) which authorizes federal participation in toll roads, bridges, tunnels, and ferries. FHWA has asked that Caltrans assure the ferry boat data is current for MAP-21. The Mineta Transportation Institute was contacted by Caltrans to conduct this research. The research team compiled a spreadsheet and accompanying maps that include ferry boats, routes, and operators along with a number of related characteristics including ownership (public or private), daily trip counts, regulation of fares, terminal locations (street address and coordinates), boarding statistics, and route segment lengths. The spreadsheet contains fields that will allow it to be linked in a Geographic Information System to Caltrans Earth software for further analysis. Additionally, where relevant, the report includes a brief description of expansion plans for certain ferry service providers.
Keywords California
Ferry boat operators
Water transit
Water transportation

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
Corporate Author Mineta Transportation Inst., San Jose, CA. Coll. of Business.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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