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Letter: I'm voting for common sense - George McGuan

...and maintain. That cost will be $5 million more in general fund spending every year compared to running the existing ferry system.I have to be honest here, if "The Road" is built, I will probably drive it. And if I piled three friends in my...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-im-voting-common-sense-george-
Letters
Williams is 'absolutely' Road proponent

...unequivocal." He said extending The Road would ease the "transportation bottleneck" in Lynn Canal caused by the ferry system, adding that "we need (ferries elsewhere in Alaska) and we have to have them."Later in the series of questions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/williams-absolutely-road-proponent
Local
Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...identified themselves as pro-ferry system pointed out that not only is the...infrequent availability of the ferry system ... It would benefit all business...cars they carry. She said the ferry system isn't as environmentally friendly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
Public hearing on 'The Road' today

...spokesman Daven Hafey said. The group is holding a rally at Centennial Hall before the public hearing to advocate for the ferry system, he said.SEACC isn't the only organization with strong feelings about the road. Citizens Pro Road held an informational...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-13/public-hearing-road-today
Local
My Turn: 2B or not 2B

...a bit of trivia, that ship cost around $4 million to build. Obviously, a lot has happened since then. While the ferry system will always remain an integral part of the transportation system in Southeast Alaska and other parts of the state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-17/my-turn-2b-or-not-2b
Opinion
Letter: Confident in Cathy Munoz

...respect from the public, as well as, lawmakers and government officials. Her support and many contributions to the ferry system, education, new investments and industries in our community, and the protection of the Alaska state retirement system...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-05/letter-confident-cathy-munoz
Letters
My Turn: If we build it, almost no one will come

...shouldn't impress anyone is that the estimated life cycle costs to build and maintain the road are higher than the enhanced ferry system alternative analyzed in the supplemental EIS. So, DOT can no longer tell us that the Juneau Access is about saving...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-if-we-build-it-almost-no-one-
Opinion
Candidates on good behavior at debate

...Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan, which includes The Road, will cut the state's "operational subsidy" for the ferry system by $5 million, Munoz said. Stevens asked the two what major capital project they would try to bring to Juneau in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-10/candidates-good-behavior-debate
Local
Lady liberty

...It's a very dangerous route, it's an avalanche zone, and we need to cut the budget and still have to maintain the ferry system, which is amazing. At this time I haven't seen a compelling reason to build this road.Q: What's your take on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/lady-liberty
Local
More ferries for less ridership

...when there were only six.The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took...557 per passenger per ride on the ferry system. By comparison, a ferry ticket...advocate for the establishment of a ferry system.Because its membership doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/more-ferries-less-ridership
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