Alaska, Washington lawmakers urge more spending on ferries

...increase in federal spending on ferry systems nationwide. A bill introduced...passenger trips are taken each year on ferry systems nationwide. Ferries also provide...funding for our nation's public ferry systems at a time when many of our vessels...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...Spaulding, a Seattle naval architect, and Felix J. Toner, a Juneau engineer. Directors, operators, designers of ferry systems in the U.S. and Canada attended, as did both houses of the Legislature and representatives of the governor's...
Ferry system plans new fare structure, reservation system

...adjusted so rates cover between 39 to 65 percent of what it costs to transport passengers. That's based on what similar ferry systems around the world recover.The Alaska ferry system is only recovering about 31 percent of those transportation costs...
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My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...System (AMHS) ferries only recover 32 percent of their operating costs. Our neighboring Canadian and Washington state ferry systems are far more fiscally sustainable than ours. British Columbia ferries recover 92 percent of their operating costs...
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...home-ported in the region. Freight ships move logs and freshly mined ore to markets in the south. Our two public ferry systems provide affordable transportation between communities, increasing access to medical care and camaraderie between regional...
State ferry system should replace Prince Rupert port with Hyder

The Ketchikan Daily News' editorial "State should take a closer look at future of its ferry systems" (June 5, Juneau Empire) hits the nail on the head and hopefully was read by Gov. Sarah Palin, the Alaska Legislature and...
It's best to compare apples to apples

...Marine Highway System ferry service compared to other ferry services around the country. One comparison was that other ferry systems operate at a 30 percent subsidy rate while the AMHS operates at a 50 percent subsidy. This does sound like the AMHS...
It's about affordable transportation

...there are major environmental pollution campaigns being waged in New York City harbors and San Francisco Bay against ferry systems. Future environmental pollution campaigns against ferry expansions in the ports of Seattle and Miami are planned to...
House Transportation bill aims funding toward Alaska ferries

...for how it treats ferries.The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 provides reliable funding for state ferry systems, and changes how those fund are allocated, according to Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., an ally of Young and Alaska...
Repercussions for captain required

...schedule and now a "care-less" attitude, then why are we still funding it? Why don't we just contract private ferry systems to handle our transportation needs? I would think that after the Sept. 11 incidents we would have more compassion...


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