$2.4M to modernize ferry terminal on New Orleans' west bank
NEW ORLEANS - The federal government is giving the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority $2.4 million to modernize the ferry terminal on New Orleans' west bank.
City Councilman Gerald Brossett says the project will add a second slip to accommodate two ferries, heat and air-condition the terminal in the Algiers neighborhood, replace the roof, and add new flooring and seating. His news release Thursday said other improvements will include an emergency generator, a towed fuel tanker, and new signs providing real-time information.
The ferry runs from Algiers Point to Canal Street, and carries only pedestrians and bicycles.
The grant is among 18 totaling $58.2 million announced Tuesday under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Passenger Ferry Grant Program.
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