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FERRY SUMMIT PRESENTATION. By Terry McCarthy. INTRODUCTION. INTRODUCTION. Thank-you Policy Makers Interested Citizens. INTRODUCTION. Caveat Hot buttons Sole proprietor. INTRODUCTION. Purpose of Presentation Background information Framework for discussion. INTRODUCTION.

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introduction3
INTRODUCTION

Thank-you

  • Policy Makers
  • Interested Citizens
introduction4
INTRODUCTION

Caveat

  • Hot buttons
  • Sole proprietor
introduction5
INTRODUCTION

Purpose of Presentation

  • Background information
  • Framework for discussion
introduction6
INTRODUCTION

Structure of Presentation

  • Operations
  • Terminal facilities/Eagle Harbor
  • Aging Vessels
  • Funding
operations8
OPERATIONS

Service Schedule

  • Number One State Tourist attraction
  • 2nd Largest Mass Transit operator
  • Largest Double Ended ferry system in the world
  • Trip Distributor
operations9
OPERATIONS

On Shore Service

  • Fare Rate and Collection Process
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian/Transit/Bike Access to terminal
  • Parking facilities adjacent to terminal
  • Staging options
  • Real time information
  • Employee interface experiences
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OPERATIONS

On Water Service

  • Reliability
  • On Time Performance
  • Value Added Experience
policy makers perspective
POLICY MAKERS PERSPECTIVE

Operations

  • Service versus cost balance
  • Agency effectiveness (program delivery) and efficiency (bang for the buck)
operator s perspective
OPERATOR’S PERSPECTIVE

Service Contract

  • Budgetary Impact

Budget Drivers

  • Fuel
  • Maintenance
  • Overhead
  • Labor Costs
    • Terminal Staff
    • Vessel Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
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FERRY TERMINALS

Ideal Terminal

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Canalized access for Pedestrians/Vehicles/Bike
  • Adequate staging area for customers and vehicles
  • Auto Slips of sufficient size and number
  • An overnight tie-up slip
  • Real Time Customer information on status of vessel and transit connections
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FERRY TERMINALS

Ideal Terminal (cont.)

  • Adequate space for Employee needs: Parking, Service Vehicles, Cash Handling, First Aid, Equipment
  • Security elements in place
  • Automatic ticketing and vending
  • Customer Service space
  • Appropriate public bathroom facilities
  • Seamless transfer points for Transit and Kiss and Ride
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FERRY TERMINALS

Status of Existing WSF Terminals

  • Aging Facilities
  • Geographically landlocked in growing Urban Sprawl
  • Wooden structures still in use
  • Lack of modern amenities: bathrooms, real time information, automation options
  • Not environmentally friendly or as secure as possible
  • Inadequate staging space
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FERRY TERMINALS

Status of Existing WSF Terminals (cont.)

  • Not proper slip size and number of slips
  • Lack of slip tie-up options
ferry terminals18
FERRY TERMINALS

Impediments to Improving

  • Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness
  • Shoreline management act
  • Environmental agencies enforcement of rules and regulations
  • Work over water
  • Lack of competitive bidding pool
  • Engineering Realities
  • Lead time
  • Political willingness
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FERRY TERMINALS

Existing Terminal Constraints on WSF

Operations (examples)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone. Slip size and harbor at Keystone
  • Southworth. No auto access to Seattle no Passenger-Only facilities
  • San Juan Islands. Single slips, no tie-up or maintenance options
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FERRY TERMINALS

Existing Terminal Constraints on WSF

Operations (examples) cont.

  • Seattle. Traffic queuing and staging, number of auto slips
  • Fauntleroy. Traffic queuing, transit access
  • Edmonds. Single slip, railroad conflicts
  • Mukilteo. Traffic queuing
vessels auto passenger ferry22
VESSELS (Auto/Passenger Ferry)

Aging Fleet

  • Current Condition
  • Past/Future Condition
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VESSELS (Auto/Passenger Ferry)

Double Ended Ferry

  • Inland waterway
  • Loading/Off Loading efficiency
  • Auto/Passenger Capacity
  • Route length requirements
  • Stability and safety of vessel
  • Amenities space
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VESSELS (Auto/Passenger Ferry)

Double Ended Ferry (cont.)

  • Redundancy
  • Terminal configuration
  • Customer satisfactory
  • State Cultural Icon
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VESSELS (Auto/Passenger Ferry)

Future Vessel Configurations

  • Change must be incremental
  • Terminal constraints need to be recognized
  • Focus on energy efficiency and lessen environmental impacts
  • Amenities likely reduced
  • Desire for service flexibility and fleet uniformity
  • Procurement process continued to be refined
funding27
FUNDING

Pre 1999 Funding Logic

Operations:

  • State Subsidy 40%
  • Large Cash Balance
  • Gas Tax
  • Fines and Fees
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET)
  • Customer Subsidy 60%
  • Fares and purchases
funding28
FUNDING

Pre 1999 Funding Logic

Capital:

  • State Subsidy 100%
  • Gas Tax
  • Bond Funds
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET)
  • Federal Funds
funding29
FUNDING

Impact of I-695

Operations:

  • Cash Balance begins to be depleted
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax eliminated
  • Fare Box increases intended to move it to 80% recovery
funding30
FUNDING

Impact of I-695

Capital:

  • Bond Funds pledged and not available for new projects
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax eliminated
  • Begin to use funding normally provided other highway programs
funding31
FUNDING

Current Situation

Operations:

  • Expenditure Pressures exceeding funding availability
  • Fare increases has diminishing returns
funding32
FUNDING

Current Situation

Capital:

  • Planned six and twenty year program unfunded
  • Project deferrals used to balance budget
funding33
FUNDING

Financial Tensions

  • Fair equity
  • Route service versus route service
  • East side terminals versus west terminals
  • “Vehicle” mobility versus walk-on passengers
  • Who is at fault (management, labor, organizational structure, others)
future unknown terry s predictions35
FUTURE UNKNOWN(Terry’s Predictions)

Role of Governor

Proposition 1 failure

Legislative Study

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