Thursday, December 4 • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Fast Passenger and Vehicle Ferries:
Growth on the Rise
A keynote panel will discuss ferry projects currently underway, including the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority plan to build 31 passenger ferries over 10 years, Lake Michigan’s Lake Express car ferry, Lake Erie’s planned U.S.-Canada service, and Lake Ontario’s Toronto to Rochester, N.Y., fast-ferry service which is scheduled to begin operating in May 2004. Hear shipyard officials, and vessel designers and operators discuss their involvement in specific projects and hear perspectives on what lies ahead in the future.