Contact: Nancy Singer
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces More Than $39 Million in Grants to Build and Improve Ferry Docks and Facilities
WASHINGTON - 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.
A complete list of the grants is listed below.
|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|
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