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For accommodations needed due to a handicap or special need, please contact the Ferry Operation in advance so vessel parking accommodations can be made prior to your arrival. For more information, please call 409-795-2230.

A Medical Priority Boarding (MPB) pass is available for individuals whose medical condition renders them unable to wait in line for routine boarding. Passes are issued for the duration of the patient's condition and require a physician's certification. There is no cost to obtain a MPB pass. The Medical Priority Boarding (MPB) does not exempt pass holders from the screening process that occurs during ferry boarding.

To obtain an application for a MPB pass, contact the Texas Department of Transportation - Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry at 409-795-2250.


TxDOT is working to develop a Medical Priority Boarding system which will automate the application and issuing of MPB passes to improve the management and use of MPB passes. Please check back here for updates on the progress of this system, which will also be published on the main web page once the system is ready.