NEWS:NY/NJ to Receive Federal Funds

Tuesday, January 28, 2003
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide approximately $54.8 million for ferry-related projects in the New York City-Northern New Jersey metropolitan area to support the expansion of interstate ferry services due to the loss of Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train service between New Jersey and Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001.

This funding for ferry-related projects supplements $100 million that was previously approved by FTA and distributed to the region for emergency transit capital improvements, and is a part of President Bush's $20 billion commitment to rebuild and revitalize Lower Manhattan.

"Today we are providing $54.8 million dollars in funding to support the much needed expansion of interstate ferry services," said Mineta. "As a result of September 11, transit service was severely impacted, disrupting the daily commute of thousands of people who lived, worked and visited one of the largest employment and financial centers in the world. The economic impact was enormous," stated FTA Administrator Jennifer L. Dorn. "This funding will expand and improve ferry service and go a long way towards restoring the quality of life for all residents and commuters."

The FTA will administer approximately $32.8

million in funding for the following projects:

• $19 million to New Jersey Transit toward the restoration of the historic Hoboken, New Jersey Intermodal Ferry Terminal. An interim pier currently serves over 24,000 daily ferry passengers;

• $2.4 million to New Jersey Department of Transportation for reconstructing the Sussex St. Pier, at Exchange Place in Jersey City, New Jersey. A nearby interim pier currently serves approximately 10,000 daily ferry passengers;

• $11.4 million to the New York City Department of Transportation and Economic Development Corporation toward the funding of a new West Midtown Intermodal Ferry Terminal at West 38th Street in Manhattan. The existing facility, which currently serves approximately 17,000 daily ferry passengers, will be replaced.

The Federal Highway Administration will administer approximately $22 million to assist in the financing of the following projects:

• $19 million for replacing the Port Imperial Intermodal Ferry Terminal in Weehawken (NJ), currently serving over 11,000 daily ferry passengers;

• $3 million for the South Amboy (NJ) Intermodal Ferry Terminal. A permanent terminal will replace a temporary facility erected shortly after 9/11 that currently serves approximately 600 daily ferry passengers.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Maine Port City Bans Oil Loading

City councilors in South Portland, Maine, voted late Monday night to ban the loading of crude oil onto tankers along its waterfront, throwing up yet another roadblock

Electronic Navigation & Dispute Resolution: Coming of Age

ECDIS, AIS, GPS Electronic navigation systems such as GPS, Electronic Chart Displays (ECDIS) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) provide great assistance

Korea Ferry Businessman's Body Located

Yoo had been target of South Korea's largest manhunt; Failure of police to catch Yoo had been burden for Park government. The body of South Korea's most wanted man,

Bulk Carrier Trends

Scorpio Bulkers Gets $540m Loan for Newbuilds

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has received a commitment for a $540 million loan facility and provides an update on the financing of its fleet. On July 21,

Ivory Coast Rain Fuels Hopes for Strong Cocoa Main Crop

Rain mixed with sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions helped the development of plentiful small pods, suggesting a strong start to

DryShips Receives Funds for 9 Drybulk Vessels

DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos and offshore contract drilling oil services, announced today

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1592 sec (6 req/sec)