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October 14, 2010

LaHood announces $39 million in grants for ferry services

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $39 million in grants to 20 states to improve ferry service and provide more travel options.

"These grants are all about making it easier for people to get to work and go about their daily lives," said Secretary LaHood. "Ferry boats are an essential part of the transportation system in these states."

Congress authorized 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. The money 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.

"The ferry boat program helps fill a transportation gap while at the same time making communities more livable by improving mobility," Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez said.

The projects receiving money include bulkhead replacement at the Bayshore Ferry Terminal in New Jersey, a critical ferry route into Manhattan; the Larkspur Ferry to rehabilitate a ferry and relieve congestion on ferry routes connecting San Francisco and Marin County; the Lake Havasu Ferry to improve service between Lake Havasu City in Arizona and the California shore; and the Salem Ferry in Massachusetts to help meet growing traffic needs between Salem and Boston.

State

Short Description

Award

County

AK

Pelican Ferry Terminal Renovation

$2,560,000

AL

Mobile Bay Ferry Dock Rehabilitation

$405,000

Mobile

AR

Peel Ferry Replacement Barge

$256,000

Marion

AZ

Lake Havasu Ferry Terminal Facility Construction

$2,600,000

Mohave

CA

McCann Ferry Improvement

$120,000

Humboldt

CA

Marine Vessel (M/V) Mendocino Refurbishment, Larkspur Ferry Service

$2,000,000

San Francisco and Marin

FL

Drayton Island Terminals Improvement

$768,000

Putnam

FL

Fort Gates Ferry Terminal Improvement

$816,000

Putnam

FL

Drayton Island Barge and Push Boat Rehabilitation

$80,000

Putnam

KY

Valley View Ferry Towboat Replacement

$600,000

Jessamine, Madison, and Fayette

LA

M/V Thomas Jefferson – Upgrade Main Engines and Generators

$1,034,000

Orleans

LA

Replace Marine Radar for 6 Ferry Vessels in New Orleans

$196,180

Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard

MA

Salem Ferry Pier Improvements

$2,530,613

Essex

MA

Steamship Authority Slip Improvements at Fairhaven Vessel Maintenance Facility

$500,000

Bristol

ME

North Haven and Vinalhaven Fender Systems Rehabilitation

$360,000

Waldo

ME

Little and Great Diamond Islands Refurbishment of Docking Facilities

$400,000

Cumberland

MI

Detroit Wayne County Port Authority – Ferry Boat Acquisition

$2,400,000

Wayne

MS

Ship Island Terminal Improvement

$223,020

Harrison

NC

Overhaul the M/V Hyde

$960,000

Hyde

NC

State Shipyard Paten Construction

$1,440,000

Dare

NJ

Bulkhead Replacement Construction at Bayshore Ferry Terminal

$3,000,000

Monmouth

NY

Rehabilitation of Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Building

$1,000,000

Richmond

NY

Ocean Beach Ferry Terminal Enhancement

$1,100,000

Suffolk

NY

Reconstruction of Whitehall Ferry Terminal Slip Substructure, Staten Island

$2,000,000

New York

OH

Ohio River Ferry Terminal and Landing Improvement Project

$260,000

Brown

OH

Kelleys Island Ferry New Vessel Construction

$2,000,000

Erie and Ottawa

OR

Canby (M.J. Lee) Ferry Propulsion System Retrofit

$1,000,000

Clackamas

TX

EPA Emission Overhauls (Engines), Galveston

$1,440,000

Galveston

TX

Replace Wooden Creosote Fender System Composite Material on Port Aransas Landings

$2,745,802

Nueces

TX

Replace Wooden Creosote Fender System Composite Material on Harbor Island Landings

$738,039

Nueces

UT

Lake Powell Ferry Boat Improvements

$240,000

Garfield and San Juan

WA

Guemes Ferry Anacortes Dock Girder Replacement

$320,000

Skagit

WA

Vashon Island Water Taxi (Passenger-Only Ferry) Vessel Acquisition

$1,482,000

King

WA

Steilacoom Terminal Landing Repairs and Preservation

$480,000

Pierce

WA

Vessel
Preservation – Washington State Ferries

$1,300,000

King, Kitsap,
San Juan and Skagit

 

Total

$39,354,654

 


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