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September 29, 2009

LaHood announces FHWA ferry grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced more than $42 million in grants to improve ferry service and build new docks and facilities in 15 states and Puerto Rico.

"These grants are all about providing more travel options and making it easier for people to get to work and go about their daily lives," Secretary LaHood said.

Congress created the Federal Highway Administration's Ferry Boat Program to fund ferry boat projects that provide critical access to areas that lack other means of transportation where high passenger demand already exists. Program funds can be used for capital improvements to existing ferry operations which could increase the number of riders, relieve congestion or address environmental or significant operational concerns.

Secretary LaHood added that the ferry boat program helps fill a transportation gap and improves mobility for everyone.

The projects include funding for the rehabilitation of the Hoboken ferry terminal in the New Jersey/New York City metropolitan area and the construction of a new ferry terminal in the Oyster Point Marina in south San Francisco. Both projects have the potential to help reduce congestion on other highways and boost the number of riders. Washington State also received several grants to improve service in the Seattle area.

FHWA Ferry Boat Discretionary Grants


State

City/County

Project

Grant Amount

New Jersey 

Hoboken/Hudson County

Hoboken Terminal Ferry Slip Rehabilitation

$3,000,000

Puerto Rico

Fajardo, Vieques and Culebra Counties

Fajardo – Vieques – Culebra public ferry

$3,000,000

California

South San Francisco/San Mateo County

South San Francisco Ferry Service

$3,000,000

Illinois

Calhoun & Jersey County

New pushboat and barge located at the Brussels Ferry near Grafton, IL

$1,760,000

Maine

Tremont/Hancock County

Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS) at the Bass Harbor Terminal docking facility construction and refurbishment 

$600,000

New York

Richmond County

Replacement of Oil Barge #4, Staten Island ferry, Richmond Co. NY

$2,400,000

Washington

King, Kitsap, San Juan and Skagit Counties

Washington State Department of Transportation – Ferries Division Diesel Engine Retrofits 

$2,349,325

Washington

Kitsap County

Kitsap Transit additional vessel

$1,400,000

 

 

Total

$17,509,325.00

 

Ferry Boat Discretionary Grants Designated by Congress


State

City/County

Project 

Grant Amount

Alaska

Gustavus

City of Gustavus Public Dock and Floats

$950,000

California

San Franciso, Berkeley and Albany/Alameda and San Francisco Counties

Berkeley/Albany Ferry Service

$475,000

California

San Francisco

Larkspur Ferry Terminal Parking Improvements

$475,000

Florida

Mayport/ Duval County

Mayport Ferry and Dock Ramp Rehabilitation

$712,500

Florida

Hillsborough and Pinellas County

Hillsborough County Waterborne Transportation Project

$475,000

Georgia

Savannah/Chatham County

Savannah River Ferry System

$475,000

Massachusetts

Boston/Suffolk County

Long Island Ferry Dock Construction

$950,000

Massachusetts

Oak Bluffs/Dukes County

Oak Bluffs Terminal Reconstruction Project - Phase II Oak Bluffs

$1,900,000

Massachusetts

Winthrop/Suffolk County

Water Transportation Service Ferry

$950,000

Missouri

Saline and Howard Counties

Ferry Service for Route 240 Bridge Improvements

$950,000

New York

Glenn Cove/Nassau County

Engineering and Construction of Glen Cove Ferry and Facilities

$950,000

New York

Haverstraw/Rockland County

Ferry Pier Upgrades

$665,000

New York

New York County

National Parks of New York Harbor Docks Upgrade

$475,000

New York

New York/New York County

Ferry Landing Improvements

$950,000

New York

Patchogue/Suffolk County

Ferry Terminal and Transportation Center

$475,000

New York

Newburgh and Beacon/Orange and Dutchess Counties

Newburgh-Beacon Ferry

$1,330,000

North Carolina

Hyde and Carteret Counties

North Carolina Statewide Ferry System

$1,900,000

Ohio

Lorain County

Excursion Vessel Project

$475,000

Ohio

Put-in-Bay/Ottawa County

Put-In-Bay, Ohio Ferry Terminal

$475,000

Puerto Rico

San Juan County

Passenger Ferry Boat

$2,128,000

Tennessee

Memphis/Shelby County

Beale Street Landing/Docking Facility

$475,000

Texas

Port Aransas/Nueces County

Port Aransas Ferryboat Expansion, Port Aransas

$475,000

Washington

Seattle/King, Kitsap, Snohomish, Island and Jefferson Counties

New Ferry Boat Construction

$475,000

Washington

Bremerton & Seattle/Kitsap County

Rich Passage Wake Impact Project, WA

$1,425,000

Washington

Seattle/King County

Vashon Island Passenger Ferry

$950,000

Washington

Seattle/King, Kitsap, Snohomish, Island and Jefferson Counties

Washington State Ferry System, New Vessel Program

$475,000

Washington

Bremerton & Seattle/Kitsap County

Rich Passage Wake Impact Study

$2,137,500

 

 

Total

$24,548,000.00


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