GA Gets $1Million In Stimulus Funds To Buy New Ferry

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia is getting $1 million in federal stimulus funds to buy a new ferry boat for Savannah's downtown riverfront.

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, a Savannah Democrat, announced the federal grant to the Georgia Department of Transportation on Tuesday.

The money will pay for a new ferry boat to carry residents and tourists across the Savannah River between the city's downtown historic district and neighboring Hutchinson Island, site of a large hotel and convention center.

Savannah already has a water taxi for the riverfront, but Barrow's office says the existing ferry is aging and inefficient.

 

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