Boston Seeks Federal Port Grant

27 October 2009 (Last Updated October 27th, 2009 18:30)

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has applied to the US Department of Transportation for an $84m federal grant to develop the Port of Boston, US. The project includes improvements to the east, north and south jetties, expansion of the Black Falcon cruise terminal, track improvement for

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has applied to the US Department of Transportation for an $84m federal grant to develop the Port of Boston, US.

The project includes improvements to the east, north and south jetties, expansion of the Black Falcon cruise terminal, track improvement for the South Boston marine industrial park rail road and reconstruction of the FID Kennedy West and access roads.

Improvements to the jetties, worth an estimated $34m, include the development of the existing jetty structures of 442ft, 900ft and 900ft, respectively.

The expansion of the Black Falcon cruise terminal, worth an estimated $30m, involves the rehabilitation of over 100,000ft² of building 119 of the former South Boston Army Base into a new cruise terminal.

Track improvement for the South Boston Marine Industrial Park rail road and reconstruction of the FID Kennedy West and access roads are projected to cost $14m and $6m respectively.