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Policies, Forms & Information

Welcome to the Steamship Authority’s Downloadable Forms page.
Here you will find applications and program information available for viewing or downloading.

Form Description

Policies

Authority Board By-Laws Authority Board By-Laws
Change, Cancel and Refund Policies for Reservations Change, Cancel and Refund Policies (updated June 2022)
Customer Policy Handbook Customer Handbook
Enabling Act of the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority Enabling Act
Port Council By-Laws Port Council By-Laws
Rules and Regulations Governing Public Conduct on Terminal Property Public Conduct on Terminal Property
Steamship Authority Procurement Policy Steamship Authority Procurement Policy
Transparency in Coverage Employee Health Care Document

Downloadable Forms

Accommodations Program Ticket Sales Program for Accommodation Partners
Brochure Display Form Application for displaying brochures at the Steamship Authority terminals
College Program Application and Verification College Program Application and Verification
Individuals with Disabilities - Transportation Access Pass Application Transportation Access Pass Application
Medical Travel Program Medical Travel Program for Excursion Residents
Preferential Boarding: Certification of Medical Need Form and Summary For persons who have urgent standby travel needs today. (NOT part of Medical Program)
Release and Indemnification Agreement Drive On/Off form - Hyannis and Nantucket - Release and Indemnification Agreement
Senior Citizen Travel Discount Card for Port Community Residents Please read the instructions on how to apply for a senior citizen travel card.
Student Commuter Book Application Student commuter book application for students attending college or technical school off-island

Travel Tips

Cycle Safety PSA from The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee of Martha's Vineyard Public Service Announcement regarding cycle safety on Martha's Vineyard
Off-island medical appointments Tips for getting assistance booking trips for off-island medical appointments
Travel Tips for Martha's Vineyard Residents Helpful travel tips for Martha's Vineyard residents
Travel Tips for Nantucket Residents Helpful travel tips for Nantucket residents
Travel Tips for Visitors Travel tips for visitors traveling to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

Reservation Forms

2023 Excursion Program Application * typically year round residents
2023 Headstart Packet 2023 Headstart Packet for qualified residents
2023 Preferred Program Application * typically seasonal residents
2023 Summer Reservations Packet 2023 Summer Reservation Info & form for the general public
Trucks Information & Booking Packet Trucks Department Booking Packet (rates, forms, policies, etc.)

Parking Forms

2023 Brooks Road/Summer Permit Application 2023 Brooks Road/Summer Permit Application
2023 Hyannis Onsite-Offsite Permit 2023 Hyannis Onsite-Offsite Permit Application
2023 Hyannis Yarmouth Road Permit 2023 Hyannis Yarmouth Road Permit
2023 Lewis Bay Permit Application 2023 Lewis Bay Permit Application
2023 Palmer Ave Parking Permit 2023 Palmer parking application
2023 Woods Hole Parking Permit 2023 Woods Hole Parking Permit
2023 Yarmouth Off Season Permit Application 2023 Yarmouth Off Season Permit Application

Advertising

Guidelines Regarding Advertising on the Steamship Authority's Facilities Advertising Guidelines

Public Records

2013 Employee Earnings 2013 Employee Earnings
2014 Employee Earnings 2014 Employee Earnings
2015 Employee Earnings 2015 Employee Earnings
2016 Employee Earnings 2016 Employee Earnings
2017 Employee Earnings 2017 Employee Earnings
2018 Employee Earnings 2018 Employee Earnings
2019 Employee Earnings 2019 Employee Earnings
2020 Employee Earnings 2020 Employee Earnings
2021 Employee Earnings 2021 Employee Earnings
Guidelines for Seeking Access to the Steamship Authority's Public Records Guidelines for Seeking Access to the Steamship Authority's Public Records

Steamship Authority Budgets

2018 Capital Budget 2018 Capital Budget
2018 Operating Budget 2018 Operating Budget
2019 Capital Budget 2019 Capital Budget
2019 Operating Budget 2019 Operating Budget
2020 Operating Budget 2020 Operating Budget
2021 Capital Budget 2021 Capital Budget
2021 Operating Budget 2021 Operating Budget
2022 Capital Budget 2022 Capital Budget
2022 Operating Budget 2022 Operating Budget
2023 Operating Budget 2023 Operating Budget

Monthly Business Summaries

202201 Business Summary SSA Business Summary January 2022
202202 Business Summary February 2022 Business Summary
202203 Business Summary March 2022 Business Summary
202204 Business Summary April 2022 Business Summary
202205 Business Summary May 2022 Business Summary
202206 Business Summary June 2022 Business Summary
202207 Business Summary July 2022 Business Summary
202208 Business Summary August 2022 Business Summary
Business Summaries 2019 (all months) 2019 Business Summaries
Business Summaries 2020 (all months) 2020 Business Summaries
Business Summaries 2021 (all months) 2021 Business Summaries

Steamship Authority Reports

Steamship Authority's 2012 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2013 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2014 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2015 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2016 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2017 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2018 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2019 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2020 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report
Steamship Authority's 2021 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report
Traffic Report 1996 - 2022 SSA Traffic Summary from 1996 through October 2022

Approved Ferry Schedules with Freight Trips

2016 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2016 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips
2017 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2017 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips
2018 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2018 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips
2019 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2019 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips
2020 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips (updated) Updated September 28, 2020
2020 Operating Schedules as modified by COVID-19 Updated September 28, 2020
2021 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips Updated January 15, 2021
2022 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2022 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips
2023 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips 2023 Approved Operating Schedules with Freight Trips

New Bedford Freight Study Reports

1. Initial Report on the Possibility of a Freight Ferry Service Between Martha’s Vineyard and New Bedford August 10, 2017
2. Responses to Public Comments Received Regarding the Preliminary Report on the Feasibility of Providing Freight Service between New Bedford and Martha's Vineyard Responses to Public Comment
3. Staff Summary - July 14, 2016 Presented at the July 14, 2016 Board Meeting
4. New Bedford - Martha's Vineyard Freight Service Report - April 12, 2016 New Bedford Freight Service Report

Reports on Proposed Operating Schedules

1a. 2018 Winter and Spring Operating Schedules Report Report on the SSA's Proposed 2018 Winter and Spring Operating Schedules
1b. 2018 Winter and Spring Schedules Appendices A - C Appendices A-C
1c. 2018 Winter and Spring Schedules Appendices D - I Appendices D- I
2a. 2018 Proposed Summer Operating Schedule and Appendices A - B Report on the SSA's Proposed 2018 Summer Operating Schedules
2b. 2018 Summer Operating Schedule Report Appendix C 2018 Summer Operating Schedule Report Appendix C
2c. 2018 Summer Operating Schedules Report Appendices D - G 2018 Summer Operating Schedules Report Appendices D - G
3. 2020 Summer Operating Schedules Report Report on the SSA's Proposed 2020 Summer Operating Schedule
4a. 2021 Summer and Fall Operating Schedules Report - report, Appendices A & B 2021 Summer/Fall Operating Schedules Report - report, Appendices A & B
4b. 2021 Summer and Fall Operating Schedule Report - Appendix C Part 1 Appendix C Part 1
4c. 2021 Summer and Fall Operating Schedule Report - Appendix C Part 2 Appendix C Part 2
5. 2022 Summer and Fall Operating Schedule Report 2022 Summer and Fall Operating Schedule Report plus appendices
6. Summer and Fall 2023 Vineyard Operating Schedule Report 2023 Summer and Fall Vineyard Operating Schedule Report plus appendices

Tariffs

Freight Tariff MDPU No. F-110 Effective January 4, 2021 Freight tariff covering round-trip automobile and motorcycle rates
Freight Tariff MDPU No. F-112 Effective January 4, 2021 Freight tariff covering class and commodity rates
Passenger Tariff MDPU No. P-84 Effective January 4, 2021 Local passenger tariff

External Reports

2022 Fleet Useful Life Obsolescence Report 2022 survey of SSA fleet
Elliott Bay Design Group Hybrid Propulsion Study Elliott Bay Design Group Hybrid Propulsion Study
Exploring Short-Sea Shipping as an Alternative to Non-Bulk Freight Trucking in Southeastern MA Urban Harbors report 2021

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