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US FTA to fund Washington State low emission ferry project

Ferry operator Kitsap Transit is working with the Washington Maritime Blue alliance, three Washington State ports – Anacortes, Bellingham and Skagit – and DNV GL to produce a low-emission ferry to operate across the Puget Sound from Seattle.

In a statement published on Thursday (27 August) announcing the funding, the FTA said: ‘The state-of-the-art hydrofoil design will rely on lightweight carbon fiber construction and batteries to speed up travel between urban centers and suburban and rural communities and significantly reduce fuel use compared to conventional fast ferries.’

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor