September 12, 2019 • Renaissance Seattle Hotel • Seattle, Washington

Agenda

8-9am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

 


9-10am

Welcoming Remarks

Legislative Overview and Public Sector Financing Initiatives:

 

  • State-supported financing tools
  • Federal developments
  • Other financing options public and private

Moderator: Will Singer, Pacifica Law Group

Panelist:

  • Kathleen Hulbert, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT
  • Ed Welch, Passenger Vessel Association

 


10-10:30am

Coffee Break and Networking

 


10:30m-12pm

Case Studies: Planning and Funding a Ferry System

 

We’ll discuss planning and funding generally, and we’ll look at how several existing systems developed and the funding mechanisms they use to fund capital costs and operations.

 

Moderator: Greg Dronkert, Pacific Mobility Group

Panelists:

  • Andy Bennett, KPFF, The Seattle Waterfront
  • Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM, The Case for a Demand Study
  • Capt. Rachel Rowe, Skagit County Public Works Dept., Funding Structures

 


12pm-1:30pm

Luncheon

 


1:30-3pm

Developing a Governance Structure

 

How to stand up an administrative structure to effectively manage a ferry system.

 

Moderator: Peter PhilipsPacific Maritime Magazine

Panelists:

  • Alice Brown, Boston Harbor Now
  • Mike Gougherty, WETA
  • Trisha Rodriguez, Clearwater Ferry, Inc.
  • James Wong, New York City Economic Development Corporation

 


3-3:30pm

Coffee Break and Networking

 


3:30-5pm

Advances in Energy Sources:

Diesel-electric, Hydrogen, Hybrid-electric and All-electric

 

A discussion of different ferry propulsion applications as they relate to the unique operating environments for which they were developed.

 

Moderator: Will Moon, Glosten

Panelists:

 


5-6:30pm

Closing Reception