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Passenger Ferry Grant Program 2017-18 Selected Projects

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StateProject SponsorProject DescriptionAmount
CASan Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation AuthorityThe 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
FLJacksonville Transportation AuthorityThe 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
GAChatham Area Transit AuthorityThe 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
ILRock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit DistrictThe 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
LARegional Transit AuthorityThe 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
MACity of SalemThe 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
MAMassachusetts 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
MECasco Bay Island Transit DistrictThe Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive funding to replace a passenger ferry that has exceeded its useful life.$6,000,000
NJCity of BayonneThe City of Bayonne, NJ, will receive funding to make appropriate pier and dock improvements.$656,800
NJNew 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
NYNew 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
NYPort Authority of New York and New JerseyThe 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
OKCentral Oklahoma Transportation and Parking AuthorityThe 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
RIRhode 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
RITown of Bristol, Rhode IslandThe 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
WAKitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area AuthorityThe 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
WAKing County Department of TransportationThe 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
WAWashington State Department of TransportationThe 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

Last updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2018