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2016 NCFO Questionnaire


IMPORTANT RESPONDENT INFORMATION

  • All information reported should reflect only your calendar year 2015 ferry operations
  • Preprinted brochures, schedules, etc. may not be substituted for responses to the items on this census form
  • Only paper questionnaires are being utilized for the 2016 census 
  • Unique operational information has been preprinted on each individual questionnaire for operators who have responded in recent years.  If you had any ferry vessels, terminals, and/or route segments in calendar year 2015 that are not preprinted on your questionnaire, please enter the information for those in the blank lines provided.  If any pre-printed information is no longer valid for your operation, please update or cross out.

2016 NATIONAL CENSUS OF FERRY OPERATORS

1.  Please ensure that the information below is complete and correct.  If the information on a line is correct, simply check the box and move to the next line.  If not, please use the additional space within each line to add or correct the information.

Company Name: __________________________________

Address 1: __________________________________

Address 2: __________________________________

City, State, ZIP: __________________________________

Company Web Site: __________________________________

Contact #1 Name: __________________________________

Telephone #1: __________________________________

Fax #1: __________________________________

E-mail Address #1: __________________________________

Contact Person #2: __________________________________

Telephone #2: __________________________________

E-mail Address #2: __________________________________

2.   Are you completing this census on behalf of a federal, state, or local government agency?

___ Yes

___ No

3.  Please indicate the percentage of your operation's annual revenues for calendar year 2015 that came from each of the following sources.            
(Percentages must add up to 100)

Individually purchased tickets or fares (including fare cards) _____%

Payments from private contracts (charters, concessions, etc.) _____%

Payments from advertising contracts _____%

Payments from contracts with public agencies _____%

Public funding (grants, etc.): Federal _____%

Public funding (grants, etc.): State _____%

Public funding (grants, etc.): Local _____%

Total 100%

4.  Please list each vessel in your fleet during calendar year 2015 (include unpowered barges and powered tugs used for ferry service).  For each vessel, please include the vessel number, whether or not it was in service in 2015, cargo type, and passenger (not including crew) and vehicle carrying capacity. Vehicle capacity is the number of cars that each vessel can carry (assuming all cars are 20 feet long).

Vessel Name USCG Vessel Number Please complete these boxes for each vessel listed on the left
Vessel
in-service
Vessel Cargo Type
(Check all that apply)
Vessel Capacity
Yes No Passenger Vehicle Freight Passengers Vehicles
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

*If you had any vessels that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

5.  For each vessel in your fleet during calendar year 2015, please indicate whether the vessel was publically or privately owned and/or operated.  For vessels that are both publicly and privately owned, please mark both boxes.  If publicly owned or operated (in whole or in part), please list the name of the public owner and/or operator.

Vessel Name Please complete these boxes for each vessel listed on the left
Ownership Operation
Public Private Public Owner Name Public Private Public Operator Name
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

*If you had any vessels that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

6.  For each vessel in your fleet during calendar year 2015, please list the fuel type and the typical fuel mileage (gallons per hour).  If you had any ferry vessels in calendar year 2015 that are not listed, please enter the information for those ferry vessels in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed. 

Vessel Name Please complete these boxes for each vessel listed on the left
Fuel Type (mark only one)
Note: LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
Fuel Mileage
(Gallons Per Hour)
Diesel Gas LNG Electric Other (please describe)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

*If you had any vessels that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided. Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

7.  For each vessel in your fleet during calendar year 2015, please state the lifespan of the vessel, the year the vessel was built, the number of nautical miles the vessel traveled in 2015, denote an X in the box if it is ADA accessible, and state the typical operating speed of the vessel. 

Vessel Name Please complete these boxes for each vessel listed on the left
Lifespan
(in years)
Year Built Distance Traveled
(in nautical miles)
ADA Operating Speed
(in knots)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

*If you had any vessels that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

8.  Please list each ferry terminal served by your operation in calendar year 2015.  Include the name and location (city and state or province) of each ferry terminal served and place a mark in the box below each mode of access that is within one block walking distance of the terminal (i.e., within 100 yards, or about the length of a football field)

Terminal Name Location Mode (mark all applicable)
City State/Province Parking Local Bus Intercity Bus Local Rail Intercity Rail
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               

If you had any terminals that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

9.   For each ferry terminal served by your fleet during calendar year 2015, please mark if the terminal was owned and operated either publically or privately.  If a terminal is both publically and privately owned and/or operated, please mark both boxes.  If the public box was marked, please include the public owner and/or operator name.

Terminal Name Ownership Operation
Public Private Public Owner Name Public Private Public Operator Name
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

If you had any terminals that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

10.  Please list the individual route segments served by your ferry operation in the calendar year 2015.  Individual route segments are defined by the direct (one-way) travel between two ferry terminals without stops.  A given ferry route may be made up of multiple segments.  Please list each segment separately, including the name of the departure and arrival terminals, the segment length, the segment travel time, the start and end dates during which the individual route segment was served.  If a particular segment operates year around, the All Year box can be checked in lieu of filling in the season start and end dates.

Departure Terminal Arrival Terminal Please complete these boxes for each segment listed on the left
Segment Length
(Nautical Miles)
Travel Time
(hh:mm)
Season Start Season End All Year
MM DD MM DD
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

If you had any route segments that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

11.  For each route segment, please indicate whether the fares are regulated (set) by a public agency for calendar year 2015.  If the fares are regulated, please include the name of the agency. 

Departure Terminal Arrival Terminal Fares Regulated Regulating Agency
Yes No
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

If you had any route segments that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

12.  For each route segment, please list the name of the vessel(s) most often used to serve the segment in calendar year 2015.  For segments where multiple vessels are used, please list them in order of frequency (i.e., the most frequently used vessel first).

Departure Terminal Arrival Terminal Vessel(s) Most Often Used in Calendar Year 2015
Vessel 1 Vessel 2 Vessel 3
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

If you had any route segments that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

13.  Please indicate the 2015 calendar year total and 2015 daily average of UNIQUE passenger/bicycle and vehicle boardings for each individual route segment.  Report only unique segment boardings (i.e., not those already on board from a previous segment).  Please list the total number of occupants in each vehicle in your passenger counts to avoid underreporting.

Departure Terminal Arrival Terminal Total Calendar Year Boardings Average Daily Boardings
Passengers/ bicycles Vehicles Passengers/ bicycles Vehicles
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

If you had any route segments that are not listed, please enter them in the blank lines provided.  Please attach additional sheets, if needed.

14.  Please list the source of any public funding received in calendar year 2015.  Indicate the type of agency from which the funding was received (federal, state, or local), the name of the agency, and the funding program.

Agency Name Program Name Agency Type
Federal State Local
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

15.  Please indicate whether Item 13 or Item 14 required you to provide business-sensitive information.  If an item is marked as being business-sensitive, please give a brief description as to the nature of the sensitivity.  (Please note: Information that you release to the public on a routine basis generally does not qualify as business-sensitive information.)

Item 13 _____

Description ______________

Other _____

Description ______________

Please return this survey in the enclosed envelope or send to:
Janine McFadden, US Department of Transportation
3333 New Jersey Avenue SE, RTS-32, Room E34-411, Washington, D.C.  11111

Thank you for completing the 2016 NCFO!

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