The Whatcom County Public Works Department submitted a RAISE Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to modernize the Lummi Island Ferry System.
On August 9, 2022, the DOT awarded a $25 million RAISE grant to replace the 60-year-old Lummi Island ferry with an electric-battery hybrid ferry and build related infrastructure.
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This project would:
- Replace the 60-year-old ferry that currently provides service to and from Lummi Island.
- Adjust the terminal structures to accommodate the new vessel, as well as operational and upland modifications to preserve the functionality of the ferry system.