New ferries on schedule, on budget

...the end of January, and then the ferry system will pursue federal funds for construction...and Canadian law have meant the ferry system has not been able to replace a...woes is a ripple effect of the ferry system's budget cuts. Only a handful...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...government is essential for economic growth. We are at that point in Juneau. If sustained cuts to education, the ferry system or zeroing out the capital budget wasn't enough to get people to engage with their elected leaders, how about our communities...
Ferry system missing 30 prints from Ketchikan office

...Highway System reported the art theft late last week.Troopers say their investigation found 30 prints commemorating the ferry system's 25th anniversary were taken between late July and late October. The prints were signed by the artist, Bill C...
Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

...Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board's agenda is a presentation about the ferry system's operations plan for 2016, which includes deep cuts in service as a result of a reduced budget imposed by the Alaska...
Letter: Time to honor Prop. 10

...honor this proposition and put the ferry system back into service for which it...Falvey, general manager for the ferry system, and Michael Neussl, deputy commissioner...transportation requires a dedicated ferry system.Myrna GardnerJuneau
Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

...friendly days of our state's ferry system? The Alaska Marine Highway System...accountable. They are taking our ferry system away, one of few transportation...Administration tries to revamp the ferry system to make money rather than let it...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...viable, consistent transportation plan, leading to a ferry system where expenses continue to outpace revenues and now...stability of the region."More than a decade later, our ferry system is less reliable and sustainable than it's been since...
Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

...the state have a less-than-favorable view of the ferry system. Perhaps they're thinking it's about time that...issues, it's likely that what's happening to our ferry system will happen to the state services they consider vital...
My Turn: Test driving Alaska's fiscal model

...Southeast economy, reduce transportation costs throughout the region, spur new economic development and allow our ailing ferry system to consolidate its resources while lowering its costs.Clearly, there's a negative bias related to economic projects...
Southeast residents protest ferry cutbacks

...D-Sitka, said most speakers expressed support for the ferry system while asking for steady service rather than short bursts...concern and frustration that I've ever seen with the ferry system," he said after the meetingHe said his staff researched...


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