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Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities

Year 2013 2014
Authorization $ 67 M $ 67 M

Program purpose

This program provides funding for the construction of ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities.

Statutory citation(s): MAP-21 §1121; 23 U.S.C. 129(c), 147; SAFETEA-LU §1801(e)

Funding features

Funded by contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund, to remain available until expended. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation.

Funds will be allocated to States, United States territories, and Puerto Rico, and further distributed among eligible entities based on the following ratio:

Unlike the former Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) program, there are no set-asides for specific States, and funding under this program is no longer discretionary.

Federal share: 80%

Eligibility Requirements

FBD eligibilities continue unchanged:

Program features

For each of FY13 and FY14, allows the use of up to $500,000 from the administrative funding of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) to maintain the national ferry database BTS was required to establish under SAFETEA-LU.  Also adds a new requirement that this database be consistent with the national transit database maintained by the Federal Transit Administration.  [§1121(b); SAFETEA-LU §1801(e)(4)]

Page last modified on September 12, 2013.
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