Join Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi, community members and regional leaders for an enlightening evening on the shore of the Occoquan River during the Fast Ferry Summit. We will look at bringing this commuter system to the Greater Washington Metro area, taking cars off the roads and offer commuters a more scenic way to get to the office each day. Learn about behind-the-scenes work already taking place, such as feasibility and impact studies, as well as next steps for making Fast Ferry a reality for our region. Please note, ferry rides require a separate RSVP, for either the 2pm or 4pm time slot. The full agenda is listed below the registration.
- 12:00p-1:45p, Blu 1681 Restaurant (Invitation Required) – Luncheon With Maritime Administrator Rear Admiral Mark H. “Buz” Buzby, USN, Retired: Role Of The Maritime Administration (MARAD) in Promoting Passenger Ferry Service On The Nation’s Waterways & The Partnership With The National Capital Region
- 2:00p-3:45p, Blu 1681 Restaurant (Invitation Required) Northern Virginia Regional Commission Steering Committee Meeting: Preliminary Findings Of The Nelson Nygaard Shoreside Infrastructure Study
- 2:00p-3:45p and 4:00p-5:45p, Occoquan Marina – Passenger Ferry Rides On-Board Miss Mallory, 149-Passenger Catamaran (Occoquan Marina to Fort Belvoir & Return; please RSVP to reserve a sailing time)
- 6:00p-7:00p, Harbour View – Networking Reception, Open Bar & Appetizers: Attendees Will Meet And Greet Government, Military, and Industry Ferry Leaders And Gain A Better Understanding Of Key Issues Associated With Fast Ferry Service In This Region. Information Stations Will Be Set-Up Around The Perimeter Of The Room To Facilitate Discussion.
- 7:00p-7:15p, Opening Remarks, Congressman Gerry Connolly (Invited)
- 7:15p-8:15p Panelist Presentations:
- Robert Lazaro, Executive Director Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Introduction Of Panelists, Facilitation Of Q&A Session
- Captain James Bamberger, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Office of Intelligence & Analysis US Department of Homeland Security, Challenges Associated With Fast Ferry Service On The Potomac River, Lessons Learned From Potomac RiverJet Inc.
- Scott Davies, Director, Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services, U.S. Maritime Administration Development & Expansion of Marine Highways, Overview Of Passenger Ferry Service In The United States
- Tim Payne, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Preliminary Findings Of NVRC Study, Shoreside Infrastructure Needs In The Region
- Willem Polak, Consultant, Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboats Division (New Fast Ferry Service To Launch Next Month With 149-Passenger Vessels Offering Service Between Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Georgetown, and the Wharf.
- 8:15p-8:45p Question & Answer Session
- 8:45p-9:00p Closing Remarks
Free to attend, please RSVP to reserve space. Please note that Summit attendance and ferry rides require separate registration.