Our ferries -- our marine highways, are key to our economic viability not only to our local communities but our entire state. As a member of the bipartisan, bicameral Ferry Caucus, finding funding for maintenance and operations, and funding for updating the fleet, continues to be a challenge. Short-term, the good news is another new ferry will be built.
Ferries are integral to our economic infrastructure. Funding for the 2nd 144-car capacity vessel is included in the Transportation budget.