(Portland, OR) -- Supporters of a proposed ferry system on the Willamette River are working to get funding for a pilot project. The group needs more than nine-million dollars for a two-year test run. The ferry would operate from Cathedral Park at the St. Johns Bridge to Riverplace in downtown Portland. It would run Monday through Saturday. The City of Portland isn't funding the project, but they're backing an application for a three-point-three-million-dollar federal grant. If they get the money, the pilot will start next summer.