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Federal-aid Programs and Special Funding

Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) Program

FBD Program Information

The FBD program provides funding for ferry facilities (either vehicular or passenger) that are on a non-Interstate public road and are publicly owned, publicly operated, or majority publicly owned providing substantial public benefits. Projects selected for funding under this program are funded at an 80 percent Federal share.

The Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) program was discontinued by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141. The last FBD project solicitation was for FY 2011. Funding for previously awarded FBD projects is still available for allocation.

FBD Project Awards Available for Allocation

MAP-21 established the Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Formula Program. Additional information may be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/specialfunding/fbp/.

Updated: 04/16/2015
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