BIA.studio has been retained by the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority to undertake a comprehensive study for reconstruction of the Woods Hole Ferry Terminal Facility. The ferry system has been in continuous operation at this location for over 130 years, serving as the main link between Martha’s Vineyard and the mainland. Marine and land transit modes have evolved dramatically over the decades. Initially accessed exclusively by rail, the current site now serves as an intermodal transportation center anchored around a utilitarian terminal facility from the late 1940’s that has reached the end of its service life.
The Steamship Authority transports 2.7 millions people and 250 thousand vehicles a year from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard, making it one of the busiest transit hubs in the Northeast. The study will make a thorough analysis of current conditions and operations, and develop a range of design alternatives to improve operations while extending the service life of the terminal’s infrastructure and facilities.