Ferry Boat Feasibility Study


Potomac River from the vicinity of Cherry Hill, Virginia, near Quantico, to the District of Columbia. 


The purpose of this study was to determine if there is sufficient demand for a passenger ferry service on the Potomac River. The study looked at the impacts such a service would have on the Potomac River and how it could ease congestion during the reconstruction of the Springfield Interchange and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The study also examined the potential impact a ferry service would have on existing transit services such as Metrorail, Metrobus, VRE, Omniride Express and the Fairfax Connector. The Northern Virginia engineering firm of ATCS assisted VDOT with this study.

Read the report: 
Passenger Ferry Boat Feasibility Study


Any questions and concerns should be addressed to:

Katherine Graham
Transportation Engineer
Transportation Planning Division
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

e-mail: katherine.graham@vdot.virginia.gov
phone: (804) 786-4198


The study began November 1, 1999 with the initial project committee meeting on November 8, attended by the ATCS project team and VDOT representatives. Additional team meetings were held on December 15, January 4 and February 8. A technical information meeting took place on January 19 and a citizen information meeting on February 2.


The study was completed in Spring 2000. The final report can be viewed by clicking on the link on this webpage.

Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012