State ferry system will get $284 million from federal treasury
February 2, 2023
The federal ship has come in for the Alaska Marine Highway System, carrying more than $284 million for upgrades to old vessels, money to help pay for a new ferry, dock repairs, additional service to small communities and even a proposed electric-powered ferry for short runs.
The Federal Transit Administration announced the awards last week.
The grants were awarded under a competitive application process, but Alaska’s congressional delegation wrote the provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2022 with the intent of steering a lot of the money to the state.
Sen. Lisa Mu...