The funding will be allocated through the bipartisan infrastructure law co-sponsored by both Senators
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the State of Maine, Casco Bay Lines, and the Town of Frye Island are eligible to receive a total of $2,018,936 to support ferry services.
This funding was authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Boat Program. Senator Collins was part of the core group of 10 Senators who negotiated the text of the bipartisan infrastructure law. Senators Collins and King both worked to negotiate and pass this historic legislation, which will deliver billions of dollars to Maine for investments in roads, bridges, broadband, and more.
“Maine’s ferries are indispensable to those who live and work in our island communities, providing passenger, freight, and postal services and transporting students to school and people to their jobs,” said Senator Collins. “This funding will help ensure that residents and visitors can continue to access safe and reliable ferry service to Frye Island as well as islands within Casco Bay, and along Maine’s coast.”
The funding will be made available as follows:
Funding for the Ferry Boat Program is generally available to construct ferry boats, ferry terminals, and ferry maintenance facilities.