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My Turn: Vote Parnell

...the Lynn Canal Highway fits into the long-term transportation needs of Southeast and the rest of Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a wonderful service of State Government, but the numbers regarding its usage indicate it is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Letter: Focus on the Alaska Marine Highway

Like most all Southeast Alaskans, I ride the Alaska Marine Highway. My husband Bob and I might ride it more than most, as we own a cabin in Atlin, British Columbia that we visit regularly. We...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-25/letter-focus-alaska-marine-highway
Letters
Alaska Editorial: The start of a shipbuilding partnership in Alaska

...the shipyard and the community made important history. The announcement is as monumental as the creation of the Alaska Marine Highway System and the inaugural trips of the first ferries in the early 1960s.It is the start of a shipbuilding partnership...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-24/alaska-editorial-start-shipbuilding-p
Opinion
More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today...Conference speaker to bring up the Alaska Marine Highway System and its budget. Both Department...Ruaro said Parnell has approved the Alaska Marine Highway System budget for fiscal year 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/more-ferries-less-ridership
State | Local
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...One project that would test the study's projected benefits is construction of two Alaska class ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System.In December 2012, Gov. Sean Parnell voiced his belief that the two ships could be built for the $120...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/ship-yard-goes-so-goes-ketchikan
State
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

...funding a bunch of big projects" like the Juneau Access Project. He asked the Chamber attendees to look at the Alaska Marine Highway System as a more cost-effective option."We've still go two ferries that will still have to run Lynn Canal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/kito-dukowitz-face-chamber-debate
Local
My Turn: The Katzehin ferries - design by politics

...higher up in the agency. We know that no matter what option is chosen, operation of Lynn Canal and all other Alaska Marine Highway ferries will remain dependent on state subsidies. Unlike the state's roads though, which are fully subsidized...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-katzehin-ferries-design-polit
Opinion
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

JUNEAU - A union representing the licensed captains and officers who work on the Alaska Marine Highway System has rejected a tentative contract agreement - and has not ruled out a possible strike.The International Organization of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...vessel, the state would move forward with two smaller vessels for the original $120 million budget to add to the Alaska Marine Highway System's aging fleet.A contract was scheduled to be issued in spring 2014, but negotiations between the Vigor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/state-closer-alaska-class-ferry-deal
Local
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...expenses for Southeast's roads will be 24 percent higher if the plan is carried out, ensuing changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System will cut ferry costs by 7 percent. Overall costs for the region's DOT infrastructure, which also includes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/dot-plans-finish-road-2020
Local

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