Table 7: Vessel Characteristics (2015)
|Passenger capacity (595)(b)||323||149||0||5200|
|Vehicle Capacity (437)(b)||23||9||0||202|
|Typical Speed (570)||14||12||1||43|
|Vessel Age (603)||27||25||0||102|
(a) The mean is the average value. The median represents the middle most value when all numbers are listed in order. The median is a more accurate measure of the central tendency when a distribution of numbers is slightly skewed.
(b) Does not include vessels that do not carry passengers and or vehicles. Car ferries often do not track or report passenger boarding counts.
(c) The minimum value of zero for vehicle capacity is due to the reporting a Tug/Barge combination or reporting error.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2016 National Census of Ferry Operators, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2017.