MAP-21 Passenger Ferry Grant Program

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Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Project Selections

News Release: "U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $123.5 Million to Improve Passenger Ferry Services, Ferry Boats and Terminals" 

State Project Sponsor Project Description Amount
CA Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will receive funding to refurbish the M.S. Sonoma Ferry Boat, which will extend its useful life for another 25 years. The M.S. Sonoma is part of the Golden Gate Ferry fleet, the largest public ferry service on the San Francisco Bay, providing over 2 million passenger trips per year between San Francisco and Marin County. $6,000,000
CA Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, will receive funding to purchase three vessels to support growing demand for “WaterBus” passenger ferry service in Los Angeles County's Marina Del Rey community. Increasing the number of ferries will decrease wait times and increase capacity to accommodate the more than 75,000 passengers who are expected to use the service in 2015. $336,600
CA San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) will receive funding to construct a new maintenance facility at Alameda Point in the City of Alameda to serve as the base for the authority's vessel maintenance activities and vessel mooring. The new facility will accommodate WETA's fleet of 12 vessels, which provide more than 1.6 million passenger trips per year in the San Francisco Bay area. $3,000,000
FL Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority will receive funding to implement a new high speed passenger ferry service that will provide a new transit option for residents to travel across Tampa Bay to new ferry terminals at MacDill Air Force Base, Gibsonton, downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg. The project includes construction of up to four new ferry terminals and related infrastructure. $4,772,755
FL Jacksonville Transportation Authority The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will receive funding to replace aging ferry slips that have reached the end of their useful life. The new docking equipment will be used for the St. Johns River Ferry, which connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A in Duval County and serves more than 225,000 riders each year. $3,973,099
GA Chatham Area Transit Authority The Chatham Area Transit Authority will receive funding to renovate up to three ferry landings that are used for Savannah Belles Ferry service, which provides trips between downtown Savannah and Hutchinson Island, where the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center is located. The ferry landings will be renovated to improve access for people with disabilities, improve safety, and accommodate increasing demand. $374,400
IL Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District  Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District will receive funding to construct a new Channel Cat Passenger Ferryboat Terminal on the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. This project will expand docking capacity to accommodate the current Channel Cat fleet of three vessels, and improve safety and access for people with disabilities. $756,350
MA Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive funding to replace a twin engine and obsolete steering control equipment on the "Lightning" high speed catamaran ferry, which provides commuter ferry service between Quincy, Hull, Boston and Logan International Airport. $904,000
MA Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive funding to construct an inner harbor water taxi docking facility to be built in conjunction with a new ferry wharf and terminal building redevelopment project (including office and residential space) currently under construction at Lovejoy Wharf, adjacent to the North Station intermodal transit hub in downtown Boston.    $600,000
MA Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive funding to upgrade the Pemberton Pier ferry terminal located in Hull, Massachusetts, to improve commuter ferry service between Quincy, Hull, Boston and Logan International Airport. $196,542
MD City of Baltimore Department of Transportation The City of Baltimore Department of Transportation will receive funding to implement the Charm City Circulator Harbor Connector, a state-of-the-art, all-electric water taxi and high-powered smart charging infrastructure. This project will provide Baltimore Harbor with a state of the art passenger vessel designed for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation of passengers around the developing waterfront. $854,130
ME Casco Bay Island Transit District Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive funding to improve an aging ferry terminal that was built over 25 years ago and allow for continued ferry service that connects the islands of Casco Bay with the mainland and each other. This project will improve the terminal's capacity to accommodate additional passengers and will enhance passenger access and safety.  $2,560,000
NJ NJ TRANSIT NJ Transit will receive funding to improve the state of good repair of its ferry fleet by retrofitting the power and propulsion engine systems for its commuter ferry vessels. This project will allow for improved ferry service for approximately 30,000 daily passengers traveling between the New York - New Jersey metropolitan region.  $6,000,000
NY New York City Department of Transportation The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will receive funding for multiple passenger ferry projects serving transit riders in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. $6,000,000
NY Suffolk County Suffolk County will receive funding to rehabilitate the Cross Sound Ferry Service Terminal located in Long Island's Orient Point. This project will improve the terminal's state of good repair and allow for continued ferry service, which provides more than 1.1 million annual passenger trips between Long Island and New London, Connecticut.  $1,232,000
PR Highway and Transportation Authority, Puerto Rico  The Highway and Transportation Authority of Puerto Rico will receive funding for the Ceiba Ferry facility, which will significantly improve passenger ferry service and provide a more direct route between mainland Puerto Rico and the island of Vieques. The project includes rerouting current service to a new location at the marina of the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. $1,067,299
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will receive funding to improve parking conditions at a new passenger ferry facility at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The improvements will make it easier for more than 65,000 annual passengers to access the Rhode Island Fast Ferry, which provides high-speed passenger ferry service from Rhode Island to Oak Bluffs and Martha’s Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts. $279,200
TX Brazos Transit District The Brazos Transit District will receive funding for the Woodlands Waterway Cruisers Capital project, which will replace aging equipment on up to six passenger ferries to ensure reliable service for thousands of residents and visitors within the Woodlands community. $253,844
TX Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will receive funding to rehabilitate two dock landing areas for the Corpus Christi Harbor Ferry. The project will ensure safe and reliable passenger ferry service between the Texas State Aquarium/North Beach area and the Peoples Street T-Head in the Corpus Christi Marina. $328,580
VA Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads The Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads will receive funding to replace aging equipment  and infrastructure on up to three passenger ferry vessels that provide service for the Elizabeth River Ferry, which connects the downtown centers of Norfolk and Portsmouth. The project will ensure safe, reliable and accessibile transportation for thousands of annual ferry passengers traveling to jobs, education and other destinations in the Hampton Roads region. $4,423,201
VA Virginia Department of Transportation The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), will receive funding to purchase two ferry vessels for the implementation of a new commuter passenger ferry service from Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Virginia, to the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling military installation in Southeast Washington, D.C. The new service will provide a new transit option for thousands of military and federal employees traveling to the base and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's future headquarters at St. Elizabeths campus. $3,380,000
VA Williamsburg Area Transit Authority The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority will receive funding to replace an aging ferry boat, the Pocahontas, in order to ensure continued and reliable passenger ferry service between Jamestown and Surry, Virginia. The new ferry will be part of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry service, which connects rural residents in Surry County to jobs, medical care and other destinations in James City County, which includes Jamestown and the City of Williamsburg. $2,680,000
WA King County Department of Transportation The King County Department of Transportation will receive funding to replace the aging, passenger ferry terminal at Colman Dock in downtown Seattle. The new ferry terminal will ensure safe and reliable passenger ferry service for more than eight million annual passengers who travel by ferry between downtown Seattle and communities in King County and the Olympic Peninsula.  $3,000,000
WA Washington State Department of Transportation The Washington State Department of Transportation will receive funding to stabilize an aging seawall at the ferry terminal in Edmonds, Washington, to protect passengers and sustain service in the event of an earthquake. By stabilizing the seawall and preventing its failure, the project will ensure safe and reliable ferry service on the Edmonds-Kingston route, which serves more than three million passengers each year and connects the Kitsap Peninsula on the western side of Puget Sound to the greater Seattle area. $2,268,000
WA Washington State Department of Transportation The Washington State Department of Transportation will receive funding to replace an aging ferry terminal in Mukilteo, Washington, with a new facility located at a nearby vacant brownfield. The new terminal will ensure safe and reliable ferry service on the Mukilteo-Clinton route, which serves nearly four million passengers each year and connects Whidbey Island with the greater Seattle area. $4,700,000
TOTAL $59,940,000

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