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Nearly 70 organizations participate in the M-495 Commuter Fast Ferry Stakeholder Group since 2010. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission hosts the group. The Stakeholder Group provides the expertise and funding required to publish studies, advocate support, and engage citizens and the media in support of commuter fast ferry service in the National Capital Region. The Stakeholder Group has raised its own funds for studies, applied for and was awarded government grants, hired and provided consultant oversight, and launched a website and Facebook page. The group has raised more than $5 million to advance fast ferry service in the region. The group also sponsored a series of three Fast Ferry Summits in DC, Maryland, and Virginia in 2017-2018, introducing more than 500 attendees to this service. The public has been overwhelmingly supportive of having an alternative transportation mode introduced to the NCR.

Federal Government

U.S. Maritime Administration
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Department of Homeland Security
National Park Service, US Department of Interior
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Maritime Administration


Fort Belvoir
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB)
Marine Corps Base Quantico
Naval District Washington (NDW)
Naval Support for Indian Head & Dalgreen

Associations (Local and National)

Passenger Vessel Association
Transportation Research Board
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
National Capital Planning Commission
Anacostia River Keepers
Anacostia Trust
DC Sail
Alexandria Citizens Association
Woodbridge Civic Association

Private Industry

Georgetown Business Improvement District
Peterson Company
MGM & National Harbor
The Wharf
Hornblower/City Cruises

Metal Shark Boats
Bush Construction Companies
Belmont Bay Marina
Occoquan Marina
New York Cruise Lines
Peterson Company
Washington Gas
DC Water
JBG Smith
Stantec Inc
Phoenix Infrastructure Group
Metal Shark Boats

Local/State Government

DC City Council
DC Department of Transportation
DC Water
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transit
Virginia Rail Express

Arlington County Department of Planning
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors & Planning Dept.
Prince William Cty Dept. of Planning & Transportation
Maryland Department of Transportation
Prince George's County, Maryland
Town of Indian Head, Maryland
Charles County Economic Development Department
South Potomac COMREL (Indian Head and Dalgren)

Regional Organizations

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
National Capital Planning Commission
Metro Washington Council of Governments
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
Board of Trade
DMV Connect


George Mason University
Virginia Tech
University of Maryland