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AMHS: No budget, no ferry travel

Unless the Alaska Senate and House reach a compromise by July 1, forgoing a state government shutdown, Alaska Marine Highway passengers won't be going anywhere after that date, reservation or not.
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Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...Kirsty Gladwell of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Ferry Travel Gateway. The travel agency has been monitoring Alaska's...want to lose your clients' trust," Gladwell said. Ferry Travel Gateway books hundreds of thousands of dollars worth...
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Empire Editorial: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...5 million to AMHS through unused fuel trigger funds, a program that subsidizes fuel costs, to minimize changes to ferry travel this summer.A few months ago, the situation appeared much bleaker than it does now. Though AMHS wasn't unscathed...
Empire Editorial: Give us the whole road

...bumper sticker says, "Ferries go all the way." If the Alaska Department of Transportation suggests an alternative to ferry travel, it should offer a complete solution.For the past few months, the Empire has been reading and dissecting the DOT's...
B.C. bridges could trim Alaska ferry travel time

KETCHIKAN - Two bridges proposed near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, could cut two hours off a round-trip ferry ride from Ketchikan to the Canadian road system.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...we consider a fresh approach to ferry travel. Shuttle ferries burn more fuel...we consider a fresh approach to ferry travel. Shuttles are the ferry system's...we consider a fresh approach to ferry travel. Home>Archives> Shuttles are...
My turn: State seeks to maximize ridership on fast ferries

Enough has been said about your erroneous fares for ferry travel between Juneau and Haines and Skagway, as reported in the Thursday, Aug. 11 paper. Suffice it to say we at the Alaska Marine...
You forgot to add the cost of the car

The letter-writer of "Build the road for cheaper costs," July 24, compares the terrible cost for ferry travel for two adults and a 19-foot vehicle to various communities in Southeast Alaska and to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and...
Juneau Empire Story Archive will take less travel time to get from Juneau to Skagway and back. They fail to mention that what you loose from ferry travel time you gain in the time it takes to drive another 30 miles out to the terminal. In the winter this time will dramatically...
Lawmaker touts Yukon River ferry

...Bill 432, calls for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to undertake a feasibility study for ferry travel on the Yukon. "I'm sure they can run a smaller shuttle boat between the mouth of the Yukon to the highway system...


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