Terminal Design Manual

Publication Number
M 3082
Publication Version
M 3082.05
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Stephen R. Levengood; 206-389-8553; levengs@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Ferries Division
Terminal design procedures and criteria

Terminal Design Manual Memo - Updated Approval Authority (PDF 105KB) 2-5-2018

Terminal Design Manual Individual Chapters

Foreword (PDF 159KB)
Comment (PDF 88KB)
Contents (PDF 256KB)

Division 1 – Manual Overview

Chapter 100 Manual Description (PDF 280KB)

Division 2 – Project Development

Chapter 200 Capital Project Scoping (PDF 534KB)
Chapter 205 External Project Scoping and Review Requirements (PDF 264KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 210 Design Matrix Procedures (PDF 415KB)
Chapter 220 Design Documentation, Approval and Process Review (PDF 476KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 230 Quality and Constructability (PDF 399KB)

Division 3 – General Design Criteria

Chapter 300 Accessibility (PDF 577KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 310 Security (PDF 252KB)
Chapter 320 Environmental Considerations (PDF 478KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 330 Marine (PDF 1.7MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 340 Civil (PDF 985KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 350 Buildings (PDF 454KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 360 Electrical (PDF 410KB)

Division 4 – Terminal Buildings

Chapter 400 Passenger Buildings (PDF 1.2MB)
Chapter 410 Circulation and Passenger Waiting (PDF 942KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 420 Passenger Amenities, Business Case (PDF 251KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 430 Terminal Supervisor Buildings (PDF 444KB)
Chapter 440 Maintenance Buildings, Enclosures and Support Areas (PDF 1.7MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 450 Architecture (PDF 744KB)
Chapter 460 Landscape Architecture (PDF 1.2MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 470 Public Art (PDF 384KB)

Division 5 – Landside Development

Chapter 500 Access, Approaches, and Exits (PDF 997KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 510 Toll Plaza (PDF 1.5MB)
Chapter 520 Vehicle Holding and Support Areas (PDF 1.5MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 530 Parking (PDF 750KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 540 HOV and Transit (PDF 654KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 550 Site Circulation (PDF 1.4MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 560 Site Utilities (PDF 323KB)
Chapter 570 Signage and Wayfinding (PDF 8.1MB)
Chapter 580 Sustainability/Low Impact Development (PDF 59KB)

Division 6 – Waterside Development

Chapter 600 Trestle (PDF 1.5MB)
Chapter 610 Vehicle Transfer Span (PDF 1.7MB)
Chapter 620 Passenger Overhead Loading (PDF 1.2KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 630 Wingwalls (PDF 1.1MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 640 Fixed Dolphins (PDF 1.2MB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 650 Floating Dolphins (PDF 718KB)

Division 7 – Miscellaneous

Chapter 700 Maintenance (future chapter) (PDF 69KB)
Chapter 710 Overweight Vehicle Check (future chapter) (PDF 70KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 720 Scour (future chapter) (PDF 69KB)​​​​​​​
Chapter 730 Bridge Rating (future chapter) (PDF 70KB)

Division 8– CADD Standards and Procedures (PDF 3.1MB)



Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF 142KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix B Definitions (PDF 287KB)
Appendix C Comment Review Form (PDF 102KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix D Quality Audit Sign-Off Sheet (PDF 138KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix E Quality Control Color Code (PDF 205KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix F Project Management Plan (PDF 214KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix G Checking Process Flow Chart (PDF 397KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix H DQC Sign-Off Sheet (PDF 101KB)
Appendix I Deliverables Expectation Matrices (PDF 288KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix J Project Status Report (PDF 84KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix K PS&E Turn-In QA/QC Process (PDF 199KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix L Review Checklist Templates (PDF 299KB)
Appendix M Step-by-Step Instructions on Submitting Plans for Advertisement (PDF 271KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix N Environmental Compliance Plan (PDF 304KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix O Vessel Data for Terminal Design (PDF 171KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix P Route Information (PDF 2.1MB)​​​​​​​
Appendix Q Terminal Reference Data (PDF 569KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix R Terminal Site Plans (PDF 4.5MB)​​​​​​​
Appendix S Terminal Building Programs (PDF 438KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix T Terminal Signage Plan (PDF 1.6MB)
Appendix U Design/Project Development Approval Templates (PDF 157KB)
Appendix V Memorandum on Understanding Arts in Public Places WA Arts Commission and WSDOT (PDF 2.2MB)​​​​​​​
Appendix W Trestle Pavement Depths (PDF 98KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix X Terminal Tidal Information (PDF 1.6MB)​​​​​​​
Appendix Y Vacant (PDF 37KB)​​​​​​​
Appendix Z Terminal Vertical Datums (PDF 3.0MB)​​​​​​​
Appendix AA Vehicle Transfer Span Gradients (PDF 165KB)

The Terminal Design Manual is for use by Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division engineering personnel. It provides guidelines, policies, procedures, and methods for developing and documenting the design of improvements to the Washington State Ferries terminal facilities. It may not be appropriate or applicable to ferry terminal facilities outside of Washington State.

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