Terminal Operational Sustainability - Passenger- Only Ferry Routes and Systems

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Terminal Operational Sustainability - Passenger- Only Ferry Routes and Systems. Patrick R. Vasicek, P.E. Art Anderson Associates. POF System Sustainability is Everything. Success of Mass Transit Systems is primarily driven by human factors – for POFs, ferry terminals are a major factor - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Patrick R. Vasicek, P.E.Art Anderson Associates

  • POF System Sustainability is EverythingSuccess of Mass Transit Systems is primarily driven by human factors for POFs, ferry terminals are a major factorEconomics of Mass Transit Systems in general and Passenger Only Ferry Systems specifically must rival those for the automobile currently this an Apples to Oranges ComparisonFlexible terminals can mitigate many human factors and improve the life cycle cost of the POF system.

  • Baylink FerrySan Francisco Bay AreaVallejo Ferry TerminalM/V Intintoli

  • The Water-Linked TODTriple Bottom LineHuman/Social FactorsModal Pre-Disposition (competing mode factor)Quality of Service (Level of Service Measure)Economic FactorsOverall system cost (normalized to = $/Passenger-Mile)System permanence (degree of system subsidy normalized to equal 100% - acceptable fare box recovery rate)Environmental Factors. System Sustainable Use Factor (Renewability %)

  • Level of Service (LOS) ConceptsFixed Route transit systems use a six level measurement system graded A FLOS metrics should:Represent the passenger point of viewBe easily quantifiable in terms of LOSUse measures already in use by other agenciesTransit systems are optimally designed to meet LOS C or D

  • Baylink Ferry SF Bay AreaLOS Calculations

    LOS CategoryScoreWeightWeighted ScoreCommentsModal Pre-DispositionC824Ferry faster than rush hour in carService FrequencyD24Less than 40 minutes during rush hourHours of ServiceD12Daytime serviceService CoverageC13Good intermodal connectivity on both endsPassenger LoadC26Rarely exceeds 300 pax/boatOn-Time PerformanceC26Indexed LOS

  • Economic FactorsOverall System Operation Cost

  • Economic FactorsOverall System Operation CostOut-of-pocket cost to operate an automobile ~ $0.50/passenger-mile (single occupancy)Above cost does not include all infrastructure costs (only those funded with gas taxes)Total System Operating Cost for Baylink example ($0.65/passenger-mile) compares well with single occupancy automobile, especially if infrastructure costs are added

  • Water-Linked TOD ModelHercules, CaliforniaHercules Waterfront

  • Hercules TerminalSan Francisco Bay Area Prototype TerminalWTA Ferry TerminalOption 1

  • WTA Terminal Concept Design

  • POF Float ComponentsFloatPier-to-Float GangwayGangway Landing PlatformFloat RampsLoading PlatformTransfer Gangway

  • Transfer Gangway OperationLoading Platform and Transfer Gangway in Up Stowed PositionTransfer Gangway Moved Laterally to Match up with Boat Door Spacing

  • Transfer Gangway OperationLoading Platform Lowered to Match up with Boat FreeboardTransfer Gangway Deployed Note: Goal is to Moor Boat & Deploy Transfer Gangway in 30 Seconds

  • Vallejo Ferry Maintenance Facility Service Barge - Notch

  • South San Francisco Prototype Transfer Gangway Geometric Analysis

  • South San Francisco Prototype Transfer Gangway ADA Compliant Design

  • Trinidad & Tobago NIDCO Water Taxi Terminal UpgradesExisting Pontoon System San Fernando Existing Terminal _ San Fernando

  • NIDCO Water Taxi Terminal Upgrades San Fernando Terminal Fabrication Drawings

  • NIDCO Water Taxi Terminal Upgrades San Fernando Maintenance Area Fab Drawings

  • ConclusionsADA compliant, flexible POF terminals can be implemented using permanent, semi-permanent, fixed movable platforms or through the use of hydraulic/manually movable componentsSustainability and long-term success of a POF system are interdependent and are both enhanced by the economic advantages and the improved human-factors related performance resulting from flexible terminal designUnderstanding and de-conflicting maintenance activities and Work Flow significantly improves life cycle costs and system sustainability