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Europe’s busiest passenger seaports

The Eurostat data below from 2011 includes both ferry and cruise ship passenger data.  It is interesting to note that despite completion of the Chunnel between the United Kingdom and France, Dover remains the busiest passenger seaport in Europe and … Continue reading

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Where mass transit matters (pt. 6) – ferry tales

Some may wonder why I am now writing about ferries, considering I just posted a blog about water taxis? In my unscientific interpretation, they are different forms of mass transit. Ferries ship people and goods between specific points across a waterway … Continue reading

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Commuter passenger ferries as a mass transit alternative

Recently, the City of Detroit opened its beautiful new cruise ship terminal. The terminal is a terrific way to bring more tourists to the heart of the Motor City. In addition, I believe there is another potential use for the … Continue reading

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