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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires Announces the City of Bayonne for Being Awarded Passenger Ferry Grants

May 3, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that the City of Bayonne, New Jersey, has been awarded Federal financial assistance through its Passenger Ferry Grant program. This grant award, totaling nearly $650,000, will go towards the construction of the proposed Commuter Ferry Terminal at the former Military Ocean Training Terminal site.

“In awarding this grant to Bayonne, the FTA has done its residents a great service,” said Congressman Sires. “Bayonne is experiencing an economic renaissance that its residents have long waited for. This money, and the Commuter Ferry Terminal it will help build, will assist in continuing its economic growth.”

The FTA’s Passenger and Ferry Grant program provides funding for projects around the country that focus on port maintenance and expansion. This Federal investment is critical for States and cities whose residents rely heavily on the maritime industry.

“The proposed Commuter Ferry Terminal is an important project for Bayonne and for New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District. Bayonne is an obvious and important choice for Federal Passenger Ferry Grants, and I am proud to have assisted secure this grant to bring commuter ferry service to the City,” stated Congressman Sires.