Since 2009, when he first hosted a Commuter Ferry Summit in Woodbridge, Virginia, Supervisor Frank J. Principi has been a proponent of expanding our region’s transportation options by moving commuters off our roads and onto our waterways.
An initial ferry feasibility study commissioned by Virginia Department of Transportation anticipated a ridership of 340,000 person-trips per year, primarily composed of Washington, DC-area commuters. In spring 2017, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) hired a consultant to engage in public outreach, perform an infrastructure gap analysis, prepare a scope of work for the next phase of study and assemble National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. Potential destination and origination points include:
- Virginia: Woodbridge, Harbor Station, Belmont Bay, Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, Town of Quantico, US Army Fort Belvoir, Pentagon
- Maryland: Naval Support Facility Indian Head and National Harbor
- Washington, DC: City-owned docks near the Washington Nationals stadium, National Mall, Georgetown Waterfront, Southwest, Washington Navy Yard, Fort Leslie McNair and Joint Base Anacostia Bolling