Transit NYC ferry projects get $6.8 million in federal grants New York Water Taxi Photo Credit: New York Water Taxi (Getty) By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Updated June 2, 2014 8:17 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The city's Department of Transportation is getting $8.6 million in federal grants for ferries, a U.S. agency announced Monday. The federal money was released as part of a $123.5 million package for passenger ferry projects, boats and terminal facilities in dozens of states.The Department of Transportation did not respond to repeated amNewYork requests for the projects that will be funded with the federal money. The city's Economic Development Corporation said the agency applied with the DOT for money to upgrade ferry landings at Hunter's Point South in Long Island City and Brooklyn Bridge Park. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.