Jamestown, Virginia (WRIC) – A ferry from Jamestown-Scotland that crosses the James River between James City County and Sarah County will receive a federal grant of more than $ 2 million to pay for much-needed improvements.
The $ 2,099,151 grant will be handled by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and will go to pay for “upgrading the current drawbridge system at the Jamestown Terminal.”
The ferry system currently operates 24/7, with four vessels and a total capacity of 240 vehicles.
“Passenger ferries offer travelers and passengers in many American communities a safe, efficient and climatic way to get where they need to be,” said Transport Secretary Pete Buttigig. “Thanks to the president’s bipartisan infrastructure law, the new funding will bring much-needed improvements to ferry services in America, especially in rural areas, and help passenger ferries reduce emissions.”
The project became one of 11 selected for funding from 24 proposals from across the country.