Ferry Columbia troubled by mechanical problems Wednesday. In an email Wednesday afternoon, the ferry system said the breakdown was still unresolved.The Columbia...20 and 21, respectively) have been canceled. The ferry system said affected Sitka passengers will be transported on...
Ferry sailings take budget hit

...devastating for the entire region."Wright used Tenakee Springs' grocery store as an example of the economic impact cuts to ferry system could have on the region. The store gets its goods shipped in by ferry, she said."Now, they're going to fly...
My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...the anti-development crowd?When looking at the long-term benefits of Juneau Access - a more financially stable ferry system, lower transportation costs throughout our region, lower travel costs for residents and visitors, and expanded economic...
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...until 2000, White said. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has been working to upgrade certain ferries' systems over the years, he said."What we found back in the year 2000 is that these systems don't perform that well...
New Old Time Chautauqua: For the love of community

...member, to make the Juneau visit a reality.Reifenstein met Magid in 1992 when he was an operations manager for a ferry system that granted the troupe free passage throughout Southeast Alaska. When he learned through his old friend that the group...
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...finalized, the more likely the ferry system is to capture tourists from taking a cruise) and the ferry system is one we always recommend because...Arnett said she doesn't blame the ferry system, which is at the mercy of the...
State | Local
Winners, losers from Legislative session

...University of Alaska could be doing more to develop its land holdings to become more self-sufficient.Ferry system - winnerThe state ferry system was prepared to tie up its 11 ferries during the height of the tourist season if a deal hadn't been...
$5B budget approved, ending session

...for public broadcasting.With a budget passed, the ferry system will continue operating uninterrupted through the summer...represented an approximately $4.6 million cut to the ferry system compared to last year's funding."The department...
Ferry Aurora won't sail Saturday

...ship's firefighting equipment. The ferry was scheduled to sail from Cordova to Whittier and back to Cordova on that date.The news was announced in a Tuesday email from the AMHS. Ferry system staff are contacting affected passengers.
Malaspina's return from overhaul will be delayed

...ferry Malaspina will not return to service on schedule.The ferry will not be available for service until July 28, the ferry system announced in an email Monday night. AMHS staff are contacting passengers with bookings on the Malaspina, the email...


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