>North Carolina DOT Ferry System Receives $1.9 M Grant

>Yesterday, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a press release stating that it is awarding more than $42 million in grants to improve ferry service and build new docks and facilities in 15 states and Puerto Rico.

Within the Fifth District, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division received $1.9 million for improvements to its statewide ferry system; a ferry system that extends over seven routes, has 21 ferries and employs over 400 workers.
Each year, North Carolina ferries transport over 1.1 million vehicles and more than 2.5 million passengers across five separate bodies of water – the Currituck and Pamlico sounds and the Cape Fear, Neuse and Pamlico rivers.