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Transportation Series: Willamette River Ferry Options
Friday, December 2, 2005 - 12:00pm to Friday, December 2, 2005 - 1:30pm

Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies Fall 2005 Transportation Seminar Series presents Willamette River Ferry Options.

Speaker: Peter Wilcox, President, Rivers West and Renewal Associates

Time: Friday, December 2, 2005, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204; see map.

Peter will describe the history of past plans and the current effort led by a local non-profit called Rivers West to develop a river-based transit system for downtown Portland. The "Willamette Ferry" is planned to utilize three historic passenger vessels from Crater Lake that Rivers West has acquired and is storing at the Eastbank Esplanade. The plan is to repower these beautiful, locally-built vessels to utilize Oregon biodiesel fuel and solar power to strengthen Portland's reputation as a center of sustainability, vastly improve access to the Willamette, attract visitors and conventions, and increase Portland's livability by taking advantage of our maritime location.