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National Census of Ferry Operators Highlights

Press Release Number: 
DOT 61-16
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

Friday, May 27, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Key findings indicate that 115.1 million passengers were carried on ferries in the United States and its territories in 2014. These passengers were transported by 128 ferry operators across the nation who reported providing service through 441 terminals on 741 unique route segments in 38 states and one U.S. territory, using a fleet of almost 500 active vessels. Comprehensive results from the 2014 census, as well as data from previous censuses, can be found on the NCFO home page. The NCFO is a biennial census of all known ferry boat operations within the U.S. and its territories. Ferry operations included within the scope of the NCFO are those providing itinerant, fixed route, and common carrier passenger and/or vehicle ferry service. Railroad car float operations are also included within the scope of the NCFO. BTS has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m., titled, National Census of Ferry Operators. Media Contact: Dave Smallen (202) 366-5568.