Officials figured out a way to fund US$2 million in upgrades to the terminal which houses ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia.
Bay Ferries Ltd. CEO Mark MacDonald revealed the company and the government of Nova Scotia would pay for most of the work at Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland ME. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced it would end terminal's customs service because the facility did not meet federal standards.
Bay Ferries Ltd. is subsidized by the taxpayers of Nova Scotia. MacDonald said the company would be the "primary funding party" for upgrades.
Portland officials are currently working with the federal government and Bay Ferries to finalize the plans. The Cat ferry is due to return to Portland June 8.