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Federal funds will help state conduct study on new ferries

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2007

    Passengers line up at Aloha Tower for an afternoon departure on TheBoat. The ferry ran at about 39 percent of its 149-rider capacity.

The U.S. Maritime Administration has agreed to help finance a feasibility study for establishing a publicly financed Hawaii ferry service, a plan that may reignite public debate over one of Hawaii’s hot-button transportation and environmental issues. Read more

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