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JAXPORT awarded $3 million to upgrade ferry ramps

July 14, 2009

The vehicle ramps at each St. Johns River Ferry terminal were originally constructed in 1948 and require maintenance year-round.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that JAXPORT will receive $3 million in grant funding to upgrade the St. Johns River Ferry gantry ramp systems.

The funding will be used to replace the 61-year-old manual mechanisms at each ferry terminal ramp with new hydraulic systems that can be operated remotely. The new systems will increase safety, efficiency and reliability.

For more information, please contact JAXPORT Director of Communications Nancy Rubin.

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