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Subject: Information: Implementation Guidance for the Ferry Boat Program (FBP) as Revised by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Date: April 21, 2023
From: Hari Kalla /s/
Associate Administrator for Infrastructure
In Reply Refer To: HISM-40
To: Division Administrators
Directors of Field Services

On November 15, 2021, the President signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law") (BIL) into law. The BIL amended the Ferry Boat Program (FBP) authorized in section 147 of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). The attached FBP Implementation Guidance provides information on funding, eligible activities, and requirements of the FBP.

Section 10003 of the BIL provides that the effective date of the BIL's amendments to the FBP Program is October 1, 2021. The FBP requirements in effect on October 1, 2021, will apply to all related funding obligated on or after that date, whether funded from new FBP authorizations or FBP funds authorized in previous years. This guidance replaces the "Ferry Boat Program Implementation Guidance as Revised by The FAST Act" dated December 12, 2016.

Except for the statutes and regulations cited, the contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the States or the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide information regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

This document will be accessible on the FHWA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Website (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/) and through the Federal Highway Administration's Policy and Guidance Center (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pgc/).

For questions about the FBP, please contact Omar Elkassed at (213) 894-6718 or Omar.Elkassed@dot.gov of the Office of Stewardship, Oversight, and Program Management.

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Updated: 05/02/2023
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