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Glen Cove gets 16-month extension for ferry

Jan 31, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Glen Cove has received a 16-month extension to start operating ferries to Manhattan after the city missed a New Year's Day deadline to provide the service.

The city was required to start ferry service by Jan. 1 or risk an order to repay $16.6 million in federal grants it received to build the ferry terminal and bulkhead, and perform other related work.

The city now has until May 22, 2020, to launch the project, Federal Highway Administration spokeswoman Nancy Singer said. 

"The extension to implement the ferry service means that no repayment is required at this time," Singer said in a statement Wednesday. The agency reviewed the plan Glen Cove submitted to the state Department of Transportation and agreed "that the City laid out an acceptable strategy to implement ferry service" by May 22 next year, she wr...