Washington ferries to get $38 million to improve services

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries will receive $38 million from the Federal Highway Administration to improve its ferry service.

    Eight other Washington ferry providers — including the King County Department of Transportation — will receive around $4 million in federal money.

    That means $42.4 million for the state.

    A total of $172 million will be distributed across the U.S. to improve ferry service, marking the first major release of money since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

    Out of the 35 states and three territories receiving federal money for ferries, Washington will get the biggest allocation, followed by Alaska with $36 million.

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