Transportation Secretary Announces $60 Million in Economic Recovery Funds to Build and Improve Ferry Docks and Facilities
Topics: Ray LaHood
Federal Highway Administration
14 July 2009
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tel.: (202) 366-4650
WASHINGTON - U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $60 million in grants to 19 states and one U.S. territory to improve ferry service and save and create jobs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"The Recovery Act was put in place quickly to rescue the economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression and rebuild it for a stronger future," said Secretary LaHood. "Rebuilding the nation's infrastructure is a key part of that prescription for strength. It creates jobs today and builds for better, more sustainable economy moving forward."
"The projects we selected will help put people back to work and at the same time offer more access to areas that lack transportation options," said Secretary LaHood. "It is about providing more travel choices to people from communities that need it the most."
The Secretary added that most of the projects selected are located in economically distressed areas and will address critical transportation needs. The improvements will be made quickly to satisfy ARRA's emphasis on immediate economic recovery through infrastructure investment. Priority is given to projects that can be completed in two years or less.
The largest projects are in Nueces County, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. Both ferry projects represent key solutions to connect communities and respond to growing traffic needs in the regions.
ARRA provides the $60 million to the Federal Highway Administration's Ferry Boat Discretionary program, which is intended for the construction and repair of ferry boats and terminal facilities.
|Alabama||Wilcox||Gee’s Bend Ferry||Upgrade ferry lines and build new terminal at Camden||$1,419,000|
|Alaska||Hoonah||Hoonah Ferry||Replacement of aging structures to allow for safer and more reliable service||$3,059,507|
|Arkansas||Marion||Peel Ferry||Replace aging tugboats to provide safer and more reliable service||$350,000|
|California||San Francisco||Sausalito Ferry||Ferry landing improvements to include better access||$3,200,000|
|Florida||Duval||Mayport Ferry||Terminal improvements to include ramp upgrades for safety||$3,000,000|
|Georgia||Chatham||Savannah River Ferry||Construct new ferry boat||$1,000,000|
|Kentucky||Crittenden||Cave-in-Rock Ferry||Construction and rehabilitation of ferry landing to reduce service delays||$90,000|
|Kentucky||Monroe||Turkey Neck Bend Ferry||Replace aging ferry and trailer||$300,000|
|Kentucky||Butler||Reeds Ferry||Construct new ferry boat||$300,000|
|Louisiana||Iberville||Plaquemine/Sunshine Ferry||Improve landing infrastructure with upgraded hydraulic systems||$350,000|
|Louisiana||Plaquemines||Plaquemines Parish Ferry||Replace ferry boat engines with energy-efficient/alternative fuel engines that improve speed and reduce emissions||$1,856,930|
|Louisiana||Iberville||Plaquemine/Sunshine Ferry||Replace main engine of M/V Ascension ferry boat to improve speed, efficiency and reliability||$650,000|
|Louisiana||Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Feliciana Parishes||M/V Acadia, M/V Ascension, M/V St. Charles, M/V St. Francisville Radar Systems||Replace navigational radar systems on the four ferry boats to improve safety and efficiency||$300,000|
|Maine||Cumberland||Casco Bay Island Transit District Ferry||Construct new ferry boat to provide expanded and more reliable service||$5,500,000|
|Maine||Waldo||Maine State Ferry Service – Lincolnville||Replace aging dock systems to improve safety||$1,300,000|
|Maryland||Baltimore||Inner Harbor Connector||Pier improvements and the purchase of a new ferry||$1,590,000|
|Michigan||Detroit||Detroit City Dock||Design and construction of new offshore wharf and additional space for passenger terminal building||$7,139,455|
|Michigan||Chippewa||St. Mary’s River Ferry Dock||Dock upgrades to include lengthened piers to accommodate multiple vessels along with larger ones||$1,175,000|
|Missouri||Mississippi||Dorena-Hickman Ferry||Construct new ferry boat to accommodate larger vehicles||$957,500|
|Missouri||Lewis||Canton Ferry||Construction of heavy vehicle ramps and safety gates on the ferry docks||$188,000|
|New York||Clinton||Lake Champlain Transportation Company (LCT Co.) Ferry||Construction of additional ferry slip to provide additional capacity||$2,500,000|
|New York||Richmond||Staten Island Ferry||Rehabilitation and upgrades to the terminal and dock to improve safety, efficiency and reliability||$4,000,000|
|Ohio||Ottawa||Middle Boat Ferry||Repair deteriorating commercial dock and replace passenger and freight terminal building||$800,000|
|Oregon||Marion||Buena Vista Ferry||Construct new ferry boat and improve landings and terminal electrical utilities to provide more reliable and expanded service||$3,224,608|
|Tennessee||Stuart||Cumberland City Ferry||Construct new ferry barge and construct new landings and floating terminal||$3,000,000|
|Texas||Nueces||Port Aransas||Construct new ferry boat to expand service||$7,200,000|
|Virgin Islands||St. Thomas and St. John||VI Ferry||Construct new ferry boats to expand service||$3,000,000|
|Washington||Skagit||Guemes Island Ferry||Construction of new ferry terminal with expanded customer service||$750,000|
|Wisconsin||Grant||Cassville Car Ferry||Replacement of deteriorating ferry boat||$1,800,000|
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