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Passenger Ferry Grant Program 2017-18 Selected Projects

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State Project Sponsor Project Description Amount
CA San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority will receive funding to refurbish and modernize a ferry vessel to include engine repowering and upgraded passenger amenities. $5,000,000
FL Jacksonville Transportation Authority The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will receive funding to make improvements to the St. Johns River Ferry, including providing critical elements related to public safety and state of good repair for the ferry slips, the vessel, and the ferry terminal. $3,356,900
GA Chatham Area Transit Authority The Chatham Area Transit Authority will receive funding to construct a ferry maintenance facility on Hutchinson Island, which will allow the agency to construct a new ferry dock on the west end of historic River Street. $2,070,577
IL Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District will receive funding to construct a terminal that will increase safety and security, enhance accessibility, expand dock space, and provide new passenger amenities. The project also includes rehabilitating the agency's ferryboat vessels. $1,986,500
LA Regional Transit Authority The Regional Transit Authority will receive funding to modernize the New Orleans Algiers Ferry Terminal by upgrading its barge to accommodate new pedestrian passenger ferries and to enhance passenger safety and security in the terminal. $2,437,067
MA City of Salem The City of Salem, MA, will receive funding to acquire a second ferry vessel to significantly improve service and reliability for passengers and to rehabiliate a pier to accomodate the second vessel for service. $3,400,000
MA Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive funding to construct a new ferry dock at the Hingham Ferry Terminal in Hingham, MA. The project will include the replacement of the existing ferry dock with an upgraded, fully-accessible ferry dock. $6,050,000
ME Casco Bay Island Transit District The Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive funding to replace a passenger ferry that has exceeded its useful life. $6,000,000
NJ City of Bayonne The City of Bayonne, NJ, will receive funding to make appropriate pier and dock improvements. $656,800
NJ New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) will receive funding to initiate new passenger ferry service from the Borough of Carteret and New York City and to purchase a new ferry vessel to support the new service. $6,000,000
NY New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will receive funding for two projects: to modify raised platforms and walkways for personnel to safely access Staten Island Ferry vessels when parked at its mainteneance facility; and to ensure the Staten Island Ferry is in compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations. $6,303,200
NY Port Authority of New York and New Jersey The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive funding to modernize the power and propulsion engine systems on four of its commuter ferry vessels. $2,480,000
OK Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority will receive funding to add a ferry landing at the River Park Equestrian Facility, enhance security at the main terminal and improve passenger amenities at Meridian Landing. $1,190,560
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will receive funding to construct a steel bulkhead seawall at Rhode Island Fast Ferry's Quonset Point passenger ferry facility to support service expansion. $494,144
RI Town of Bristol, Rhode Island The Town of Bristol in Rhode Island will receive funding to rehabilitate the Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier, which will improve ferry service to Prudence Island. $1,169,096
WA Kitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority The Kitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority will receive funding to complete modifications to two existing ferry terminals—in Bremerton and Kingston—to facilitate their use and support startup passenger-only ferry service. $2,448,000
WA King County Department of Transportation The King County Department of Transportation will receive funding to conduct preliminary engineering and NEPA environmental analysis for a permanent ferry terminal location in West Seattle that would support passenger only ferry service to downtown Seattle. $1,200,000
WA Washington State Department of Transportation The Washington State Department of Transportation will receive funding for two projects: to construct a new bicycle facility at the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock to enhance safety and facilitate multimodal connectivity; and to modernize terminal and vessel communication infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life. $6,000,000

Total:
$58,242,844

Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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