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Ferry Operations Work Group

The Bay Area?s three commute ferry companies/agencies agreed to work with the Harbor Safety Committee, Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), the Water Transit Authority and stakeholder parties to develop a protocol safe for ferry navigation in the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

Ferry Traffic Routing Protocol

The Ferry Traffic Routing Protocol consists of planned routes and communications procedures for improving ferry navigation safety. When ferries follow routes, the Closest Point of Approach (CPAs) with other ferries is greatest at points where speeds are typically greatest. The adopted routes cross at predetermined locations at nearly right angles, enabling ferries to predict crossing situations and plan ahead.

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Ferry Operations Workgroup Meeting



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