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This memo was canceled on 08/12/2013 by Ferry Boat Program (FBP) 2013 Full Year Distribution of funds

MEMORANDUM
Subject: Action: Ferry Boat Program (FBP) 2013 First Half Distribution of Funds Date: February 5, 2013
From: /s/ Original signed by: Peter Kleskovic
David A. Nicol
Director, Office of Program Administration
Reply to Attn. of: HIPA-10
To: Division Administrators

Section 1121 of MAP-21 revised section 147 of title 23 U.S.C. from a discretionary program to create a new formula based program for the construction of ferry boat and ferry terminal facilities. Concurrently, MAP-21 also created a new passenger ferry discretionary program under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The FTA is in the process of developing project eligibility and selection criteria for this new program. If there are any potential applicants for FTA's new ferry program in your State, please direct them to the information that will be available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.

The FHWA Administrator has approved the first distribution of the FBP funds to eligible ferry boat operators based on the 2010 National Census of Ferry Operators. Please notify your State DOTs that these funds may be requested for allocation and obligation.

As a result of the continuing resolution, 48.77 percent of the funds for FY 2013 are being made available at this time. As these funds are subject to this year's 94.65 percent obligation limitation, we are now making $30,911,402 available for distribution.

The attached table (Attachment 1) shows the distribution of these initial funds by State and ferry boat operator. The funds may only be used by the specified operator in the amount identified. The operator may develop a project for a publicly owned or operated or majority publicly owned ferry boat or ferry terminal facility. If the operator is a private operation, they should work with the public entity that owns or operates the boat or facility to develop a project to meet Federal requirements. The available funding will be tracked on a website at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/specialfunding/.

The listed ferry boat operators were determined only to be preliminarily eligible for the program. Before obligating funds to any project, divisions must confirm that the ferry operator and the route meet the eligibility requirements provided in 23 U.S.C. 147 and 129(c) and described in the implementing guidance. Divisions should contact this office when they determine that a ferry boat operator is not eligible for the program. The funds identified for such operator will be redistributed to the remaining eligible operators based on the formula.

The MAP-21 program implementation guidance can be found at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/guidance/guidefbp.cfm. In addition, attached is the revised "Federal-aid Highway Funding of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities" (Attachment 2) which gives basic information about funding ferry boat projects with Federal-aid.

If a ferry operates between more than one State, the ferry operator may elect to transfer funds to the other State to implement a project on the related ferry facility. Funds may not be transferred among operators.

The maximum Federal share for a project in any State or Puerto Rico under this program is 80 percent. The maximum share in U.S. Territories is 100 percent. The sliding scale Federal share does not apply to this program. Other matching flexibilities such as donations and "soft match" may be considered. Guidance can be found at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/catmod.cfm?id=13.

Please submit a request to this office to make the funds available in FMIS to the appropriate State when the project is ready to be obligated. The request should include the confirmation that the ferry operation is eligible, the operator for which funds are requested and the purpose for which the funds will be used.

These funds are available until expended but are subject to August redistribution. Therefore, any funds that will not be obligated by the end of FY 2013 must be returned to this office. The funds will be available for obligation again the following fiscal year.

Attachments (2)


Attachment 1

Ferry Boat Program Formula Funds available as of April 11, 2013
State Operator/Ferry Service 2013 Funds by Operator Total Funds by State Allocated Remaining Available
AK Alaska Marine Highway System $8,427,264 $0 $8,427,264
AK Inter-Island Ferry Authority $86,446 $0 $86,446
AK Ketchikan Gateway Borough $64,878 $0 $64,878
AK Halibut Cove Ferry Narrows Company Inc. $10,699 $0 $10,699
AK Total $8,589,287
AL Mobile Bay Ferry $49,954 $0 $49,954
AL Gees Bend Ferry $7,650 $0 $7,650
AL Monroe County Engineers Office $2,456 $0 $2,456
AL Total $60,060
AR State of Arkansas Operated Ferries $22,217 $0 $22,217
AR Total $22,217
CA Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry Co. $1,814 $0 $1,814
CA Balboa Island Ferry $235,458 $0 $235,458
CA CALTRANS Operated Ferries $107,669 $0 $107,669
CA Catalina Express Total $233,009 $0 $233,009
CA Chemehuevi Indian Tribe $26,458 $0 $26,458
CA Coronado Ferry $3,505 $0 $3,505
CA Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District $155,790 $0 $155,790
CA Humboldt County Public Works $181 $0 $181
CA Island Packers Corp. - Channel Islands National Park $67,540 $0 $67,540
CA Long Beach Transit $9,867 $0 $9,867
CA San Francisco Bay Area WETA $212,893 $0 $212,893
CA San Joaquin County Department of Public Works $11,693 $0 $11,693
CA The Catalina Flyer $46,107 $0 $46,107
CA Total $1,111,984
CT Connecticut DOT Bureau of Aviation and Ports Ferries $31,118 $0 $31,118
CT Fishers Island Ferry District $44,672 $0 $44,672
CT The Town of Greenwich CT $5,774 $0 $5,774
CT Total $81,564
DE Delaware DOT Operated Ferries $29,883 $0 $29,883
DE Total $29,883
FL Caladesi Island Ferries $14,446 $0 $14,446
FL Hontoon Island State Park $4,702 $0 $4,702
FL Mayport Ferry $17,659 $0 $17,659
FL National Park Service (Fort Matanzas) $7,416 $0 $7,416
FL Putnam County Public Works $2,101 $0 $2,101
FL Total $46,324
GA Cumberland Island National Seashore $17,834 $0 $17,834
GA Savannah Belle Ferry $27,506 $0 $27,506
GA State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Oeprated Ferries $30,201 $0 $30,201
GA Total $75,541
HI Expeditions Maui - Lanai Ferry $33,940 $0 $33,940
HI Total $33,940
IL Illinois Department of Transportation Operated Ferries $373,603 $0 $373,603
IL Lonnie Ray Lewis Inc. DBA/Cave in Rock Ferry $91,658 $0 $91,658
IL Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (1) $8,679 $8,679 $0
IL Total $473,940
KY Augusta Ferry Authority Inc. $19,569 $0 $19,569
KY Butler County $7,903 $0 $7,903
KY Kentucky Department of Highways Operated Ferries $38,103 $0 $38,103
KY U.S. Department of the Interior Mammoth Cave National Park $52,051 $0 $52,051
KY Valley View Ferry Authority $59,428 $0 $59,428
KY Total $177,054
LA Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Operated Ferries $947,179 $947,179 $0
LA Plaquemines Parish Ferry Department $339,843 $0 $339,843
LA Total $1,287,022
MA Water Transportation Alternatives Inc. - MBTA $52,069 $0 $52,069
MA Woods Hole Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority $515,204 $0 $515,204
MA Total $567,273
MD Wicomico County - Road Division $368 $0 $368
MD Total $368
ME Casco Bay Island Transit District $142,534 $0 $142,534
ME State of Maine Operated Ferries $161,598 $0 $161,598
ME Town of Frye Island Ferry Service $4,950 $0 $4,950
ME Total $309,082
MI Arnold Transit Company - Mackinac Island $19,845 $0 $19,845
MI Beaver Island Boat Co. $51,854 $0 $51,854
MI Champions Auto Ferry Inc. $690,228 $0 $690,228
MI Eastern U. P. Transportation Authority $285,575 $0 $285,575
MI Grand Island Ferry Service $1,674 $0 $1,674
MI Isle Royale National Park Service Operated Ferry (Ranger III) $111,971 $0 $111,971
MI Manitou Island Transit $18,834 $0 $18,834
MI Plaunt Transportation Company Inc. $15,281 $0 $15,281
MI Sheplers Mackinac Island Ferry Service $38,056 $0 $38,056
MI Star Line Mackinac Island Passenger Service $19,845 $0 $19,845
MI The Isle Royale Line $82,909 $0 $82,909
MI Total $1,336,072
MN Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line Inc. $73,645 $0 $73,645
MN Total $73,645
MO Canton Ferry $11,578 $0 $11,578
MO Mississippi County Port Authority $8,618 $0 $8,618
MO Ozark National Park Service $74 $0 $74
MO Ste. Genevieve - Modoc Ferry Inc. $10,057 $0 $10,057
MO Total $30,327
MS Ship Island Ferry $21,073 $0 $21,073
MS Warren County Road Department $13,487 $0 $13,487
MS Total $34,560
MT Chouteau County $1,598 $0 $1,598
MT Blaine County Road Department $1,165 $0 $1,165
MT Total $2,763
NC Bald Head Island Transportation Inc. $39,528 $0 $39,528
NC Barrier Island Transportation Service $7,452 $0 $7,452
NC Cape Lookout Cabins and Camps Ferry Service $5,304 $0 $5,304
NC Cape Lookout - Cape Pointe Marina Capt. Bo Anderson $6,375 $0 $6,375
NC Cape Lookout - Local Yokel Ferry $9,103 $0 $9,103
NC Cape Lookout - Morris Marina Kabin Kamps and Ferry Service Inc. $2,940 $0 $2,940
NC North Carolina DOT Operated Ferries $677,234 $0 $677,234
NC Portside Marina/Shepards Point Ferry $1,485 $0 $1,485
NC Total $749,421
NJ Cape May - Lewes Ferry $221,754 $0 $221,754
NJ Delaware River Port Authority $12,048 $0 $12,048
NJ New York Waterway $20,710 $0 $20,710
NJ Statue Cruises $545,914 $0 $545,914
NJ Seastreak, LLC - Sandy Hook Service $60,165 $0 $60,165
NJ Total $860,591
NY Davis Park Ferry Co. $9,688 $0 $9,688
NY Fire Island Ferries Inc. $58,822 $0 $58,822
NY Governors Island - Harbor Ferry Services LLC $50,256 $0 $50,256
NY New York City DOT Ferry Division $1,239,856 $0 $1,239,856
NY North Ferry Company Inc $238,082 $0 $238,082
NY Sayville Ferry Service Inc. $22,868 $0 $22,868
NY Bemus Point - Stowe Ferry - Sea Lion Project Ltd. $1,379 $0 $1,379
NY South Ferry Inc. $438,322 $0 $438,322
NY Total $2,059,273
OH Jet Express Port Clinton/Sandusky/Inter-island $97,347 $0 $97,347
OH Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Lines Inc. $4,851 $0 $4,851
OH Miller Boat Line Inc. Catawba Ferries $234,602 $0 $234,602
OH Owen Sound Transportation - Sandusky to Pelee Island $35,380 $0 $35,380
OH Sonnys Boat Line Inc. Put-in-Bay - Middle Bass Ferry $1,619 $0 $1,619
OH Total $373,799
OK Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority $10,023 $0 $10,023
OK Total $10,023
OR Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development $76,295 $0 $76,295
OR Marion County Department of Public Works $330,499 $0 $330,499
OR Total $406,794
PA Fayette County Bridge Dept. $31,797 $0 $31,797
PA Erie – Western PA Port Authority $10,580 $0 $10,580
PA Total $42,377
PR Puerto Rico MaritimeTransport Authority $216,514 $0 $216,514
PR Total $216,514
RI Conanicut Marine Services Inc. - Jamestown Newport Ferry $3,154 $0 $3,154
RI Interstate Navigation Co. - Block Island Ferry $74,224 $0 $74,224
RI Total $77,378
SC National Park Service - Fort Sumter Ferry $42,290 $0 $42,290
SC Georgetown County School District $340 $0 $340
SC J&W Corp/Beufort County DuFuskie Island Ferry $9,375 $0 $9,375
SC SC Dept of Natural Resources $30 $0 $30
SC Total $52,035
TN Tennessee Department of Transportation Operated Ferries $43,395 $0 $43,395
TN Total $43,395
TX Harris County $282,766 $0 $282,766
TX Texas Department of Transportation Operated Ferries $2,322,506 $0 $2,322,506
TX Total $2,605,272
UT Halls Ferry $17,925 $0 $17,925
UT Total $17,925
VA Jamestown Scotland Ferry $560,817 $0 $560,817
VA Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads $24,614 $0 $24,614
VA Virginia Department of Transportation Operated Ferries $11,645 $0 $11,645
VA Total $597,076
VI Virgin Islands DPW $177,973 $0 $177,973
VI Total $177,973
VT Lake Champlain Transportation Co. $695,749 $0 $695,749
VT Total $695,749
WA Clipper Navigation Inc. Seattle-Victoria Ferries $204,218 $0 $204,218
WA Colville Confederated Tribes (Inchelium-Gifford Ferry) $114,695 $0 $114,695
WA Hat Island Community Inc $857 $0 $857
WA King County Ferry District $21,159 $0 $21,159
WA Kitsap Transit $31,845 $0 $31,845
WA Lake Chelan Boat Company $76,621 $0 $76,621
WA Pierce County Public Works and Utilities $118,110 $0 $118,110
WA Skagit County Department of Public Works $122,416 $0 $122,416
WA Wahkiakum County $38,478 $0 $38,478
WA Washington State Ferries Washington State DOT $6,406,331 $6,406,331 $0
WA Whatcom County Public Works Department $142,259 $0 $142,259
WA Total $7,276,989
WI Cassville Car Ferry $8,502 $0 $8,502
WI Madeline Island Ferry Line Inc. $3,822 $0 $3,822
WI Washington Island Ferry Line Inc. $105,010 $0 $105,010
WI Wisconsin Department of Transportation SW Region Operated Ferries $176,436 $0 $176,436
WI Total $293,770
WV City of Sistersville $12,142 $0 $12,142
WV Total $12,142
Grand Total $30,911,402 $30,911,402 $7,362,189 $23,549,213

(1) Transferred to FTA under 23 USC 104(f)(1)


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Updated: 07/31/2018
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