New Bedford Seeks Funds for Harbor Dredging, Bulkhead Construction
November 7, 2017
Cape Cod Times: With a green light from the Environmental Protection Agency, the city is poised to win a $15 million federal grant to begin bulkhead construction and dredging at New Bedford Harbor’s under-used North Terminal to expand its uses and take some of the pressure off the rest of the harbor, which is straining at capacity.
Port Director Edward Anthes-Washburn told The Standard-Times that a TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, ought to be winnable this year now that uncertainties about environmental permitting have been eliminated in an EPA ruling. The grant application last year was denied because of those unresolved concerns.