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DOT considers employing fast ferry in Lynn Canal

...the new fast ferry Fairweather in Juneau instead of Sitka. The Sitka Sentinel reported that DOT Deputy Commissioner Tom Briggs told Sitkans at a Tuesday meeting that the state would discontinue mainline and nearby village ferry service if the fast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070603/sta_fastferries.shtml
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Ferries need $20 million to stay afloat

...administrators from Juneau to Ketchikan. $500,000 to train ferry workers on the fast ferry Chenega. State ferry director Tom Briggs said the shortfall would require the ferry system to spend the balance of $17.3 million in the state's Marine Highway...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090104/sta_ferries.shtml
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Weyhrauch: Fire director for ferry system troubles

...immediate termination" of Alaska Marine Highway Director Tom Briggs. "Driving the entire marine highway system on the rocks...marine highway system to be around for a long time and Tom Briggs has made the tough decisions that will make it so...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090304/sta_weyhrauch.shtml
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Juneau Access among top DOT projects

...laid out plans for dozens of new roads in Southeast Tuesday, putting the Juneau Access project among its top projects. Tom Briggs, deputy commissioner for the Department of Transportation, Gary Paxton, DOT's Southeast region director, and Capt...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091703/loc_access.shtml
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Southeast Conference, a voice for the region

...Hittle and Associates. As with the past 45 meetings, regional transportation issues dominated much of the dialogue. Tom Briggs, deputy commissioner for the Department of Transportation, Gary Paxton, DOT''s Southeast region director, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092103/opi_conference.shtml
Opinion
Ferry's home may be Juneau

...originally was to be based in Sitka and make daily runs to and from Juneau. But in July, DOT Deputy Commissioner Tom Briggs told Sitkans that to save money the state would discontinue mainline and village ferry service to Sitka if the fast ferry...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092303/loc_ferry.shtml
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Southeast leaders propose new roads, hydroelectric projects

...to the ferry schedule, which he compared to "a bowl of Jell-O." Alaska Marine Highway System Deputy Commissioner Tom Briggs said the ferry system, which is facing an $18 million deficit, will consider changing rates, a two-year ferry schedule...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092304/sta_hydroelec.shtml
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My Turn: Cross-gulf ferry trip didn't cost very much

...state. The governor is committed to promoting Alaska at every opportunity and is proud to showcase our great state. Tom Briggs is the deputy commissioner for marine operations, DOT&PF, for the Murkowski administration.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101104/opi_mt.shtml
Opinion
Empire editorial: Scrutiny of ferry use is fair and necessary

...clear public purpose; whether by ferry or by Alaska Airlines, the state is going to pay for that transport. Finally, Tom Briggs of the Alaska Department of Transportation has asserted that media reports of the sailings were driven by unfriendly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101304/opi_scrutiny.shtml
Opinion
Marine Highway considers move to Ketchikan

...facilities. "We're looking at all of the benefits to be derived and trying to assess what the effect is," said Tom Briggs, deputy commissioner for the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "It's a decision that's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101603/sta_ferrymove.shtml
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