Portland, Oregon 2021-06-08 17:02:04 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — A ferry will soon pick up passengers from Cathedral Park to River Place in downtown Portland.
Is Ferry plan Started by Susan Bradholm in late 2018, it is based on a previous proposal to transform the Willamette River into a transport corridor. On Tuesday, they announced that they had sufficient funds to launch a 24-month pilot program in the summer of 2022.
The Frog Ferry can accommodate 70 passengers and carries commuters from Cathedral Park to River Place in downtown Portland. It takes about 25 minutes. They want to add stops along the way or on weekends.
Tickets are $ 3 one way and $ 2 for honorary citizens.
Initially, the ferry wanted to bring passengers from Vancouver, but parking and other state border issues arose.
The City of Portland sponsored a $ 3.3 million federal funding application for a pilot project, and ODOT awarded a $ 500,000 state-wide Transport Improvement Fund grant.
Frog Ferry’s friends say they can unload up to 600 cars during high commuting hours. The ferry is powered by renewable diesel and hopes to eventually become an all-electric fleet.
The total cost of a three-year pilot project is $ 9.4 million for planning, mobilization, and operation. Some funding has been found, but the Friends of Frog Ferry is still looking for more funding.
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