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Cape May-Lewes Ferry Gets $6M For Energy Efficient Engines

Cape May-Lewes Ferry has been awarded a $6 million grant to help repower and retrofit two of its vessels.

Delaware River and Bay Authority Vice Chairman James N. Hogan tells The News Journal of Wilmington that the MV New Jersey and MV Cape Henlopen will get new engines that are more efficient and should reduce emissions by nearly 40 percent.

The agency, which owns and operates the ferry, is receiving the money from the Federal Transit Administration's Passenger Ferry Grant.

Hogan says the agency will save about $130,000 per year in maintenance costs associated with the old engines. The new, clean diesel engines also will have the capability to be converted to operate on natural gas in the future.

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