S. 930 (111th): United States Ferry Systems Investment Act of 2009

Apr 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Patty Murray
Senator from Washington
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Apr 29, 2009
11 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 29, 2009


This bill was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 2009
Full Title

A bill to promote secure ferry transportation and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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United States Ferry Systems Investment Act of 2009 - Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of Transportation for FY2010-FY2015 for construction of ferry vessels and ferry terminal facilities. Revises general requirements and the formula for the allocation of such funds to ferry systems and public entities responsible for developing ferries.
Includes ferries within the federal clean fuels program.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish within the Department of Transportation a Ferry Joint Program Office to: (1) coordinate federal programs affecting ferry vessel and ferry facility construction, maintenance, operations, and security; and (2) promote ferry service as a component of the U.S. transportation system.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) ensure that the national ferry database is consistent with the national transit database maintained by the Federal Transit Administration; and (2) award a grant to a college to establish a National Ferry Transportation Institute for research, development, and training programs relating to U.S. ferry transportation systems.

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