Thursday, September 07, 2006

Invitation to RAMP Participants

In 2003, the Cascadia Center formed the Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition with 250 elected officials and community leaders. The past three years have witnessed many positive developments in passenger ferry service—both in the region and nationally.

In an effort to see firsthand how a public-private partnership can better connect communities and provide additional transportation options in the wake of a natural disaster, the Coalition is co-sponsoring—with individual members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA)—a field trip to San Francisco October 5 and 6. Steve Castleberry, CEO of the San Francisco Water Transit Authority (WTA), is helping organize the forum, which will include a special ferry luncheon cruise from San Francisco to Alameda and Oakland with live entertainment. Participants will learn how the WTA is financed and governed, as well as explore how it and the Embarcadero development fit into the northeast "Barbary Coast" neighborhood district and the nine-county Bay Area transportation system.

RAMP participants have been invited to take part in this event; if you are able to participate, please RSVP to Jessica Cantelon at (206) 292-0401, x.158 or

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