WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $260,000 has been awarded to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) funds will help modernize infrastructure that supports the Ohio River Ferry in Brown County.
“Brown County is home to many historic communities and the Ohio River Ferry contributes to its rich heritage,” Brown said. “These funds will improve the infrastructure to help generate new businesses and economic development in the area.”
The grant will help to pave and provide lighting for a new parking lot and staging area for freight trucks and other motor vehicle traffic. These federal funds will also help to support the construction of a new terminal building for passengers and bicyclists.