Title

TOWARD AN URBAN FERRYBOAT LEVEL-OF-SERVICE STANDARD

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Subject Area

planning - standards, place - urban, mode - ferry

Keywords

Water transportation, Urban transportation, Urban transit, Urban areas, Standards, Maritime transport, Marine transportation, Level of service, Intracity transportation, Ferry service, Commuter service

Abstract

At this time, a nationally-accepted level-of-service (LOS) standard for measurement of various parameters of ferryboat service in urban settings does not exist. Traditional measures of effectiveness used for highways and transit services are not satisfactory when applied to ferry service. This article aims to advance this debate by presenting a case study and by proposing a reasonable set of LOS standards for urban ferryboat services.