In this week’s Kentucky Transportation Cabinet video address, ferries are on topic. Stimulus money will be used to upgrade three ferry crossings in Kentucky. The video above has the details (via twitter / @KYTCminute). The news reminded me of of a proposal several years back to start up a ferry connecting Louisville with Jeffersonville. The plan obviously fell through, but it’s still an interesting topic.
Would you ever cross the Ohio River by ferry? Would you want to take your car on the ferry, too, or just your person? Louisville had many ferries long ago, but could the technology work again today? What are your thoughts? Typically, a ferry works better with a robust transit system and a critical density that allows for more of a car-free lifestyle, but as the city grows, perhaps a ferry could become more feasible.