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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires Announces the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Awarding of Passenger Ferry Grants

May 3, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C). – Today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been awarded Federal financial assistance through its Passenger Ferry Grant program. This grant award, totaling $2,480,000, will go towards modernizing the power and propulsion engine systems on four if its commuter ferry vessels.

“The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a critical player for our regional economy,” said Congressman Sires. “Keeping its vessels well-maintained and in operation is important to the thousands of daily commuters who rely on a safe and timely commute.”

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

“The Port Authority is responsible for hundreds of daily commuter ferry trips, and it is important to ensure that their vessels are running safely, cleanly, and optimally,” stated Congressman Sires.