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...
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: 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...
New bipartisan bill could mean more ferry funding economic engine and improves our way of life, from Dutch Harbor to Metlakatla." Additional ways to strengthen ferry systems through the bill include making systems eligible to compete for funding under the Clean Fuels Grant Program, establishing...
Ferries get new scrutiny from government as possible terror targets

...Homeland Security Department raised additional concerns last week with a bulletin warning that terrorists may be scouting ferry systems nationwide for a possible attack. It asked ferry operators and passengers for increased vigilance. Terrorists have...


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