Reports and documents

Town of Falmouth Transportation Management Committee’s SECOND REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (TMC) REGARDING TRANSPORTATION RELATED IMPACTS OF STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY FREIGHT OPERATIONS May 2021

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

 

New Bedford State Pier Studies (draft July 2021)

Exhibit D – GEI – New Bedford State Pier – Full Condition Survey

Exhibit A – LLB – New Bedford State Pier – Capital Needs Assessment

 

MEMO: WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ZONING
4/2/20 (last updated on 4/13/20), by Department of City Planning City of New Bedford

 

Memorandum of Understanding Between the SSA and the Town of Barnstable, 1992, SSA

 

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s New Bedford North Terminal report

https://www.masscec.com/new-bedford-north-terminal

 

Urban Harbors Institute report – “The Impact of a Ferry System Upon Its Communities,”

Full report (1994) Full version of UHI Report 1994

excerpted chapters only (1994) Urban Harbors Institute – History of the SSA’s Freight Operations – Redu…

 

This agreement provides the University of Massachusetts-Boston to undertake the “Exploring
Short-Sea Shipping as an Alternative to Non-Bulk Freight Trucking in Southeastern, MA” project Award ISA 111256 Short-sea Shipping SOW

 

Urban Harbor Institutes (2021) Exploring Short-Sea Shipping as an Alternative to
Non-Bulk Freight Trucking in Southeastern MA

 

Falmouth Transportation Committee – TMC SSA preliminary report with letter Preliminary Report and Recommendations by the Transportation Management Committee Regarding Transportation Related Impacts of Steamship Authority Freight Operations (September 10, 2020)

 

COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/01/10/FOTCVolume1.pdf

 

New Bedford Port Authority Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (April 2018)

NBPA Draft Strategic Plan

 

Martha’s Vineyard Commission Regional Transportation Plan

MV Regional Transportation Plan Overview (June 2019)

 

Mass Maritime student reports on New Bedford freight solution to the islands

SSAfreightPPt

Fright2008

FreightBackground

freight1

 

Letter to Senator deMacedo from Falmouth Board of Selectmen

DeMacedo Letter (January 24, 2018)

DeMacedo Ltr

 

SSA Agreement with Mr. Packer about type of permitted cargo Mr. Packer may carry (April 11, 2001)

Declaration of Rights – Entered

 

Kass Report (Governor’s New Bedford, Cape and Islands Ferry Service Task Force, report of April 13, 2001)

2001 Task Force Report

 

Cambridge Systematics
New Bedford Freight
Economic Impact Study, Final Report 1999
NEW BEDFORD FREIGHT ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY-FINAL REPORT_searchable

 

New Bedford Freight Ferry Project
Regional Market Analysis and Draft Operating Plan, March 1999
Courtesy of FXM Associates & KJS Associates, Inc.

Freight Ferry Business Plan

 

Falmouth Board of Selectmen letter to Steamship Authority about early morning trucks from Woods Hole 2017

Steamship Authority Letter from BOS on Proposed Operating Schedule 6-19-17

 

Falmouth Select Board letter to Steamship Authority on June 24, 2021

Letter to Robert Davis – SSA – 6-24-21

 

Falmouth Select Board letter to MassDOT on April 5, 2021

Mary-Jo Perry at MassDot Letter on Behalf of Select Board Regarding Woods Hole Road 4-5-21

 

Rejection by SSA of third party initiative to provide freight service New Bedford – Vineyard 2001

Analysis of Seabulk Application – 2001-04-25

 

SSA Request for Proposals to Provide a Freight Transportation Service to the Island of
Martha’s Vineyard, dated November 18, 1999

NB-MV Freight Service RFP with Addendum 1 (1)

 

Joint Resolution of Falmouth and Vineyard Selectmen 1999

Joint Resolution 1999

 

Town of Bourne Local Comprehensive Plan

Local Comprehensive Plan

 

How the SSA refuels its vessels in Woods Hole

Answers to Questions – 2017-08-25

 

Freight Survey Report – 1997

SSA Freight Survey – July 1997

 

An example of a Ferries Service Long-Range Plan

FinalLRPCompleteDocument1 (exactly the type of plan that the SSA is missing)

 

Environmental Performance Evaluation of
Ro-Ro Passenger Ferry Transportation

20_HansOttoHolmegaardKristensen

 

SMART portfolio of documents (please download and view in a recent version of Acrobat Reader)

 

Martha’s Vineyard Statistical Profile (Feb. 2019), transportation section

MVSP FINAL PRINT 2019-03-21-3

 

Massachusetts Freight Plan, April 2018

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/09/04/Freight%20Plan508.pdf

 

Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transportation Plan, 2020-2040

Martha’s Vineyard RTP 2020-2040 FINAL (APPROVED) 8-22-19 opt_0

SSA reports and data

SSA Enabling Act (1960, incl. amendments)

SSA Enabling Act

 

History of 5:30AM freight ferry schedule from WH

530 AM Trip History – Updated 2018

 

Approved operating schedules

coronavirus_schedule_complete_20210116_copy1 (1)

2020approvedoperatingschedules

2019_approved_operating_schedules_copy1

2018_approved_operating_schedules

2017approvedoperatingscheduleswithfreight

2016_operating_schedules_web_version__copy1

 

Lawsuit statement from SSA re City of New Bedford and freight, dated May 31, 2002

SSA’s Local Rule 56.1 Statement

 

Letter from SSA Press Director Sean Driscoll about Woods Hole terminal construction costs

Terminal costs 2019

 

Fare hike proposed at September 12, 2018 Port Council meeting

PortCouncil12Sept2018budgetmaterials

 

Invoices received for consultant work from SSA by Mass. Public Records Law

Massachusetts_Public_Records_Request_to_Steamship_Authority (2019)

Invoices (2018)

 

HMS Consulting and Technical, proposed work plan, July 5, 2018 (see beginning on page 70 of meeting package)

meeting_package_-_public_session_-_2018-07-17

HMS Consulting, selected by SSA for external review, June 19, 2018

HMS Consulting and Technical Proposal

SSA Request for Proposals for External Review, May 18, 2018

Steamship-Authority-Request-for-Proposals

Proposed Operations Improvements, SSA Staff, May 7, 2018

Staff-Summary-GM-701-Proposed-Operations-Improvements-Plan

Proposed external review for SSA, handout of Vineyard Board member Marc Hanover, April 23, 2018

Marc Hanover Handout – 2018-04-23

McKinsey and Company external study, completed pro bono, 1994

McKinsey & Company – 1994

 

Tetra Tech Trash Study (contracted by SSA), April 25, 2018

TIS-OB Waste Transportation Alternatives – report

 

Freight Service Model, Jan. 26, 2018 (SSA is author)

A Proposed Service Model Jan 22 2018

 

SSA Preliminary Report on the Feasibility of Providing Freight Service Between New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard (SSA is author)

new_bedford-marthas_vineyard_freight_service_report_-_2016-04-12

 

SSA Analysis of SeaBulk Application (rejecting 3rd-party proposal for freight service New Bedford-Martha’s Vineyard in 2001)

Analysis of Seabulk Application – 2001-04-25

 

Mainland Freight Facility Analysis – 1997 (SSA is author)

Mainland Freight Facility Analysis – 1997-11-14

 

SSA Traffic Report

SSA_traffic_info_1993-2017

 

SSA traffic by truck category

Traffic Stats_2010 to Sept 2018

 

SSA Staff Summary on New Bedford, Bastille Day, 2016

staff_summary_-_2016-07

SSA Staff Summary on New Bedford, April 12, 201

Staff Summary re Feasibility of New Bedford (April 12, 2012)

2003 SSA Minutes (full)

 

Entire Year 2003

2002 SSA Minutes (full)

2001 SSA Minutes (full)

SSA Public Session Minutes – Entire Year 2001

2000 SSA Board Minutes (full)

SSA Board Minutes 2000

1999 SSA Board Minutes (full)

Minutes – Public – 1999 – 01 thru 03

Minutes – Public – 1999 – 04 thru 06

Minutes – Public – 1999 – 07 thru 09

Minutes – Public – 1999 – 11

Minutes – Public – 1999 – 12

1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 SSA Board Minutes (full, large .zip file)

minutes

1998 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1997 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1996 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1995 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1994 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1993 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1992 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes

1991 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes_Executive Session Minutes Redacted

1990 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes_Executive Session Minutes Redacted

1989 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes_Executive Session Minutes Redacted

1988 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes_Executive Session Minutes Redacted

1987 DEC to JAN Public Meeting Minutes_Executive Session Minutes Redacted

How much jet fuel does the SSA take to the Vineyard airport each year?

“We have 700,000 gallons of fuel that we get every single year, the majority of that is during the season, that comes over in 88 trucks, and if those trucks aren’t delivered then we can’t fly, and if we can’t fly, your impact becomes our impact,” said Peter Wharton of Oak Bluffs, who is an airport commissioner.

Source: http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/05/16/steamship-authority-to-undergo-audit#_=_


SSA Monthly Traffic Statistics – 2017

Operating schedules between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard

2018_approved_operating_schedules

2017 MV Operating Schedules

2016 MV Operating Schedules

2015 MV Operating Schedules

2014 MV Operating Schedules

2013 MV Operating Schedules

2012 MV Operating Schedules

2011 MV Operating Schedules

2010 MV Operating Schedules

2009 MV Operating Schedules

2008 MV Operating Schedules

SSA Occupied Capacity Reports (daily)

2020 Occupied Capacity (1)    also in Excel format 2020 Capacity Report

2019 Occupied Capacity Reports also in Excel format 2019_Vessel_Capacity

2019 Occupied Capacity Reports

2018 Passengers

2018 Occupied Capacity

Occupied Capacity Report 2017

SSACRDec2016

SSACRNov2016

SSACROct2016

SSACRSep2016

SSACRJul2016

SSACRJune2016

SSACRMay2016

SSACRApril2016

SSACRMar2016

SSACRFeb2016

SSACRJan2016

SSACRAug2016