WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive $25,000,000 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to design and construct two ferry boats. Specifically, one ferry boat will provide access across the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish while the other ferry boat will provide access across the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish.
“Reliable ferry service is crucial for creating jobs and economic investment in our coastal communities,” said Dr. Cassidy. “These new ferry boats Louisiana is able to acquire thanks to the Infrastructure bill will give residents in Plaquemines and Cameron Parish a quicker and safer way to get to work.”