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Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

Alaska's Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board's agenda is a presentation about the...
State plans to lay up more ferries

...marine highway system is fighting for its life," said Robert Venables of Haines, chairman of the state's Marine Transportation Advisory Board.The Taku, Fairweather and Chenega will not run from May 1 to Sept. 30, 2016, the peak of...
UAS rolls out new associate degree

...System, tug and barge lines, fishing boats and charter boats.While UAS had offered a certificate program in marine transportation, the creation of an associate degree program allows eligible students to receive financial aid through the GI...
AMHS reform urged at SE conference

...Dave Kensinger, a business owner and longtime ferry customer who pushed for legislation that led to the Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board, said every one of his ferry reservations since April was changed or canceled.Kensinger was...
State | Local
Tongass plan makes its debut

...the connection of critical road systems, construction of docks and log transfer facilities, improvements to marine transportation and lowering energy costs within five areas - Hoonah, Kake, Wrangell, Klawock and Ketchikan. Strategic investments...
Alaska ferry sailings uncertain with possible budget cuts

...vehicles would have to be rebooked if the budget cuts are made, Neussl said Wednesday in a conference call with the Marine Transportation Advisory Board.The Marine Highway System scheduled about 400 service weeks for fiscal year 2016 before it faced...
Flipping Douglas Island

...for the second node include a deep-water port where barges could dock. The city sees this as a way to improve marine transportation in Juneau, which is sometimes limited by the shallow depth of the Gastineau Channel, the vertical clearance...

...of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl, who will be overseeing the state's marine transportation system, would be overseeing state highways as well until an additional deputy commissioner is appointed. Neussl...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Support the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Walker

...seemed to bear fruit. The Marine Transportation Advisory Board was to continue supporting marine transportation for our coastal communities...served as chairman of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board.
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...with a report due by February 2015. The preliminary results of that report were unveiled in a meeting of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board on Dec. 12 in Ketchikan. The report, drafted by Northern Economics, recommended that AMHS set...
State | Local


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