Staten Island’s St. George Ferry Terminal on receiving end of $4 million in stimulus funds
by Staten Island Advance
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 12:24 PM
The Staten Island Ferry’s St. George terminal will be receiving $4 million for general improvements and rehabilitation courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Advance file photo/Jan Somma-Hammel
The St. George Ferry Terminal will benefit from federal dollars.The funding was announced today in Washington by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and will improve the ferry and terminal’s safety, efficiency and reliability, Rep. Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) said.
“The Staten Island Ferry is not only the most recognizable symbol of our borough, but it is an important part of the transportation system which gets people to work in Manhattan in the quickest and most environmentally friendly way possible,” McMahon said.
“Investing in improvements to the ferry and the terminal pays dividends for the people of Staten Island. We cannot lose sight that the main focus of this Congress, and my main priority, is the economy and creating jobs. This is yet another program which will employ Staten Islanders, improve the facilities Staten Islanders use every day and benefit Staten Island commuters for years to come.”
Earlier this month, McMahon announced $1.275 million in economic recovery funds will go toward installing four new energy-efficient engines in the ferryboat John Noble.