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Start planning summer travel with AMHS

...Our goal each year is to release the summer schedule as early as possible," said AMHS General Manager Captain John Falvey. "By doing so, Alaskans will have more time to plan their travel and visitors traveling to Alaska during the busy...
Tustumena returns to service and reliable service to the communities of Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian Chain," said AMHS General Manager John Falvey.The Tustumena entered a capital improvement project on Nov. 1, 2012 and was originally scheduled to return to service...
Seattle engineers will guide new Tustumena project Anchorage."They're a very big, capable (firm) and they're going to start the process for us," Capt. John Falvey of the ferry system told the board.Glosten designed the M/V Kennicott, the state's newest oceangoing ferry...
Replacing Tustumena a priority for marine board

...replacing the vessel, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.The marine highway system's general manager, Capt. John Falvey, said it will likely cost several hundred million dollars to replace the Tustumena. The state's Vessel Replacement...
Tustumena won't return to service until July

...this delay affects numerous communities, residents and businesses across Alaska," said AMHS General Manager Captain John Falvey. "It is our intention to have the vessel back in service as quickly as possible."The vessel began a "federal capital...
Ferry plans shown to joint committee

...concept for the Alaska-class ferry.Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost and Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey gave a presentation on the design concept report released Tuesday, while fielding questions from legislators led by...
State planning replacement of Tustumena ferry

...really feel it's very important that we replace it as quickly as we can," marine highway system general manager John Falvey said.Aging steel and wear-and-tear from North Pacific voyages have taken a toll on the Tustumena, known by some...
Committee questions new DOT head on ferry changes

...the costs weren't going to go down," said Kemp. "We were concerned about the costs growing."Kemp and Capt. John Falvey, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, said the original plan in 2006 was for a roll-on/roll-off...
AMHS announces 2013-14 winter sailing schedule

...critical that we continued to provide as much ferry service as possible for Alaskans," AMHS General Manager Captain John Falvey said. "We were able to accomplish this by adjusting some of our seasonal travel specials, and making alterations...
My Turn: Cost limits on ferries, but not 'the road'

...the right way.At the Jan. 17 meeting of the House and Senate Transportation Committees and DOT officials, Captain John Falvey, general manager of the Marine Highway, made some encouraging statements. He said that DOT is not considering open-decked...


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