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House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

...for a relatively new organization.The House Finance budget bill cuts $1 million for gift shops aboard state ferries. Transportation Department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said by email that if the budget cut stands, the Alaska Marine Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/house-finance-proposes-91b-operating-bu
State
State government should give us a break

...operated by the Forest Service out at the glacier is void of RV traffic. Lack of road access and the high cost of ferry transportation has all but eliminated the independent RV traveler from Southeast. But we are very lucky that we have the largest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071905/let_20050719019.shtml
Opinion
Haines fair back for the 33rd year

...people," she said with a laugh. "As many as want to come. We're having a party." Thanks to the fast ferries, transportation to and from the fair is easier for Juneau residents. Boats reach Haines in the morning and leave in the evening...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080201/Ent_HainesFair.shtml
Entertainment
Southeast students match minds in Robot Jamboree

...due to overcoming obstacles such as missing major computer components, fund raising efforts, and having their ferry transportation canceled. Hoonah's Ben McLuckie was awarded coach of the year and Juneau's Lecia Kahklen volunteer of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121210/loc_755532025.shtml
News
Southeast Conference, a voice for the region

...in 1957 by a group of business and government leaders from throughout Southeast Alaska to address the need for a ferry transportation system. In his keynote address on the opening day of the three-day conference, Jim Clark, the governor's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092103/opi_conference.shtml
Opinion
Sitka company builds ferries for NY

...and bridges were closed for cleaning debris ... Everything has kind of changed." The stepped-up demand for ferry transportation increased pressure on Allen Marine to finish the four ferries under the $4 million-plus contract with NY Waterway...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121601/sta_sitkaferries.shtml
News
My Turn: Juneau hospitality shines

...Concerning the weather, the committee was very responsive to Juneau's proposals for contingency plans for back-up ferry transportation standing by in Sitka in case of fog. While we all wished there would have been more snow, one committee member...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012603/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
New bipartisan bill could mean more ferry funding

...with the database maintained by the Federal Transit Administration and authorizing funding to establish a National Ferry Transportation Institute at a college or university. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities thinks this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-12/new-bipartisan-bill-could-mean-more-fer
State
Assembly to hear transportation report, look at annexation petition

...Alaska Transportation Plan and is finishing a scoping report. The report has six options for regional road and ferry transportation improvements.They include maintaining the existing system, managing fleet capacity that matches current and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-10-10/assembly-hear-transportation-report-loo
Local
Alaska, Washington lawmakers urge more spending on ferries

...ferries are the only means of travel to jobs, hospitals or places of commerce," Murray said. Murkowski called ferry transportation crucial to Alaska. "Ferries provide vital transportation for residents and visitors to many of Alaska's remote...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/043009/sta_434992194.shtml

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