New Bedford port plans

New Bedford port development plans

NEW BEDFORD WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN:
FOCUS AREA NORTH
Draft March 2020

NEW BEDFORD WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN:
FOCUS AREA SOUTH
Draft March 2020

Source: Focus Area South report, pg. 58

“There is renewed interest in a freight ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard, prompted by continuing pressure on the Steamship Authority (SSA) by residents and businesses in Falmouth/Woods Hole to remove truck traffic. If the original roll-on/roll-off facility on State Pier is deemed not suitable at this time then this redevelopment area may offer an opportunity to accommodate freight ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and ultimately Nantucket – both of which were established as technically and financially feasible in independent studies conducted for the state and NBPA and which would produce positive job creation and other economic benefits to New Bedford and both islands. Between 20 and 30 local jobs – not counting the indirect effects of expansions by off-site suppliers documented in prior studies – would be produced as a consequence of freight ferry service to the islands.” (NEW BEDFORD WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN: FOCUS AREA SOUTH, Draft March 2020, page 25)

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