Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ferries Conference Early Bird Deadline Near

Wed., Sept. 4 is the early bird deadline for the 2013 Philips Publishing Group Ferries Conference, taking place in Seattle near the end of next month.

The Ferries Conference brings together public transit agencies, port districts, municipalities and other ferry system users, with the operators, architects, engineers and shipyards providing the boats and expertise needed for successful ferry operations.

During the conference, attendees hear from public funding sources, consultants and public and private operators, with the aim being to help introduce, fund and operate ferry systems around the country. This year’s program is expected to focus on three topics: where ferries might reasonably provide solutions to commuter and community transportation needs; how public transit agencies, municipalities and other parties can determine vessel types, scheduling and pricing; and how to integrate ferry systems into the community by engaging the customer base.

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray has accepted an invitation to speak to delegates about issues related to transportation and regional collaboration and is expected to address delegates at a conference luncheon.

The conference takes place Sept. 25 at the Red Lion on 5th Ave. Early bird registrants can save up to $47 in in fees. For more information, including the agenda, sponsorship opportunities and registration availability, visit