23 U.S. Code § 147 - Construction of ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities
(a) In General.— The Secretary shall carry out a program for construction of ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities in accordance with section 129 (c).
(b) Federal Share.— The Federal share of the cost of construction of ferry boats, ferry terminals, and ferry maintenance facilities under this section shall be 80 percent.
(c) Distribution of Funds.— Of the amounts made available to ferry systems and public entities responsible for developing ferries under this section for a fiscal year, 100 percent shall be allocated in accordance with the formula set forth in subsection (d).
(d) Formula.— Of the amounts allocated pursuant to subsection (c)—
(1) 20 percent shall be allocated among eligible entities in the proportion that—
(A) the number of ferry passengers carried by each ferry system in the most recent fiscal year; bears to
(2) 45 percent shall be allocated among eligible entities in the proportion that—
(e) Authorization of Appropriations.— There is authorized to be appropriated out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) to carry out this section $67,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
(f) Period of Availability.— Notwithstanding section 118 (b), funds made available to carry out this section shall remain available until expended.
(g) Applicability.— All provisions of this chapter that are applicable to the National Highway System, other than provisions relating to apportionment formula and Federal share, shall apply to funds made available to carry out this section, except as determined by the Secretary to be inconsistent with this section.
Source(Added Pub. L. 93–87, title I, § 126(a),Aug. 13, 1973, 87 Stat. 263; amended Pub. L. 94–280, title I, § 130,May 5, 1976, 90 Stat. 440; Pub. L. 105–178, title I, § 1212(a)(2)(A)(i),June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 193; Pub. L. 109–59, title I, § 1801(a),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1455; Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, § 1121(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 493.)
2012—Subsecs. (c) to (g). Pub. L. 112–141added subsecs. (c) to (e), redesignated former subsecs. (e) and (f) as (f) and (g), respectively, and struck out former subsecs. (c) and (d) which related to allocation of funds and set-aside for projects on National Highway System, respectively.
2005—Pub. L. 109–59amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to program for construction of ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities for provisions relating to selection of high traffic sections of highways as priority primary routes for priority of improvement to supplement the service provided by the Interstate System by furnishing needed adequate traffic collector and distributor facilities.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–178substituted “State transportation department” for “State highway department”.
1976—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–280amended subsec. (b) generally, striking out apportionment provisions.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) ofPub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of this title.
Authorization of Appropriations
Pub. L. 109–59, title I, § 1801(d),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1456, provided that: “In addition to amounts made available to carry out section 147 of title 23, United States Code, by section 1101 of this Act [119 Stat. 1153], there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out such section 147 for fiscal year 2006 and each fiscal year thereafter. Such funds shall remain available until expended.”