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State ferry takes aircraft to mainland

...out how to secure Jackson's plane to the Tustumena's car deck.Bell said this isn't the first plane he's seen as they can."The plane still has to fit within a car deck lane, which means the wings must be removed. There's...
DOT details open-deck ferry

...much scrutiny for the use of an open car deck. Alaska Department of Transportation...point is to get ventilation to the car deck." He said the open deck would have...line with the roll-on-roll-off car deck inside.Yost said the tall bulwarks...
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JSD supports AMHS high-speed internet

While Alaska's newest ferries may not come with a full roof for their car decks, their Wi-Fi-sporting passengers may find the vessels have excellent online coverage.The Juneau School District Board of...
Some stranded ferry travelers begin heading north today

...Columbia's canceled run. And he said enough people drove to Prince Rupert to make space on the Matanuska's smaller car deck for the remaining vehicles. The ferry system's traffic manager was sent to Bellingham to help travelers find solutions...
Ferry opens with smooth sailing

...Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn., is 235 feet long, can hold 250 passengers and carries a crew of 10. The car deck has room for 35 large cars, with 700 feet of 10-foot-wide lanes. There is a snack bar, several work stations with...
Another breakdown sidelines state ferry

...hours to fix once the parts arrive and the technical representative arrives to assist in the repair," Meyers said. The car deck of the Taku was "basically full" Thursday, said Barbara Fairbanks, traffic manager of the marine highway system...
'Special trips' more troubling than collision

...special trip" from Juneau to Seward - leaving Juneau on Sept. 22 with just 20 government officials and a nearly empty car deck. Sort of like the "special trip" his administration planned for the Taku to Hoonah last week (which again, was not...
Federal probe blames state for Columbia fire the engine control room, which is near the engine room, and the crew had to alert the bridge from a phone on the car deck. Capacci said the state has since installed a phone in the engine room and is developing a computer-based maintenance...
Alaska Digest

...ferry passengers a 10 percent fuel surcharge, the marine highway system is looking at extending the surcharge to the car deck and staterooms as well as reducing its fuel consumption. Despite Alaska Railroad Corp.'s November fuel surcharge of...
Ferry strands casket

...notified the terminal that the hearse was coming and was surprised when he wasn't allowed to drive on through the open car deck door. "I heard somebody say, 'Close the doors; we're out of here,' " he said. "It was a bad scene." "The...


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