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Ferry system plans new fare structure, reservation system

...equitable throughout the state, ferry system officials said Thursday.Fares...routes, said Matt McLaren, the ferry system's business development manager...by the Legislature last year. Ferry system officials presented that report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/ferry-system-plans-new-fare-structure-r
State | AK legislature
Cruise ships still king

...ferries, Jacobson told an audience of Ketchikan Visitors Bureau members on Friday.For bringing tourists to Alaska, the ferry system is "an important part of it," he said, "but it's a very small part of it."In the First City, about 884...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/cruise-ships-still-king
State
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...pulling out all the stops and it's been a difficult process. It should be built, it's a good project. ... The ferry system just takes a lot of money to operate and move people, and roads can do it cheaper and haul more people."Kemp doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...costs. Our neighboring Canadian and Washington state ferry systems are far more fiscally sustainable than ours. British...decrease, making us less relevant politically and our ferry system even less sustainable.Walker's winners - should he...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/my-turn-eliminating-juneau-access
Opinion
My Turn: Center of the universe

...and diversify our economy in northern Southeast? Additionally, it will help the state reduce its expenditures on a ferry system facing spiraling costs and decreasing ridership. The road will also increase access to Alaska's capital city, but...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-center-universe
Opinion
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...which Alaskans and Canadians could benefit from improved ferry system infrastructure as soon as possible.The bid opening...the last remaining wooden structure within Alaska's ferry system. The others have been modernized.Patricia Eckert...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...funds for the purpose they're intended?Our current ferry system is facing declining ridership, ballooning subsidies...fares. Building the road increases capacity, makes our ferry system more sustainable and provides economic benefits to Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-economics-make-sense
Local
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...said, "I can understand why the ferry system people would want to move from...financial deal going for us with the ferry system." How many people in 1970 or...Study and Report on the Alaska Ferry System of February 1961." Commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-reconsider-ferry-system
Opinion
My Turn: Balancing the alternatives

Most people in Haines would like the ferry system to be improved or remain as it is now.However, if a road must be built as outlined in the preferred Alternative 2B, of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/balancing-alternatives
Opinion
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...vehicle ferry to run between Skagway and a ferry landing to be built at Cascade Point in Berners Bay. A privately owned ferry system would follow history; before the 1950s there was no state-run ferry service in Lynn Canal, and private steamship...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local

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