September 22, 2022 Renaissance Seattle Hotel


900 - 1030

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Philips, President, Colibri Northwest

Legislative Overview and Public Sector Funding

      The Infrastructure and Jobs Act 

      The Inflation Reduction Act: What it might mean for ferries and infrastructures
      Changes to the state’s Tax Increment Financing
      Other state-support financing tools


Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis, Pacifica Law Group 


John Clauson, Kitsap Transit

Briahna Murray, Gordon Thomas Honeywell

      The legislative side. 

Alice Ostdiek, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

       Public financing legal landscape

1030 - 1100

Coffee Break and Networking

1100 - 1200

Planning for Marine Transit: Steps to Successful Implementation

     Demand and feasibility studies

     Organizing an administrative structure to manage the system 

     Determining routes, terminals and vessels
     Long range planning


Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest


Carmen Bendixen,Washington State Ferries

Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM

Seamus Murphy, WETA


1200 - 1330


Mark KenefordWartsila

      Shoreside Charging Solutions for Electric and Hybrid Ferries

1330 - 1500

Infrastructure Projects: Terminals and Uplands Projects

     Siting the facility

     Engaging development partners

     Developing a construction management model


Carla Sawyer, Progressions


Ben Franz-Knight, Shiels Obletz Johnsen

Laura LaBissoniere-Miller, PRR

David Sowers, Washington State Ferries

      Site and infrastructure considerations

1500 - 1530

Coffee Break and Networking

1530 - 1700

Case Studies

Applications as they relate to the unique operating environments for which they were developed.

     Alternative fuels

     Electric and electric hybrid propulsion
     Private operations supporting economic development



Bruce Agnew, ACES Northwest


Greg Dronkert, Maritime Consulting Partners

      Des Moines Ferry Project

Morgan Fanberg PE, Glosten

      Alternative fuels

Matt von Ruden, Washington State Ferries

      Electrification of Washington State Ferries

1700 - 1830