Tag Archives: Alaska Marine Highway

State plans publicly-operated ferry system

The Tustumena in Homer, AK (Photo by Isaac Wedin/Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state is considering turning the ferry system over to public operation. The Alaska House of Representatives’ Transportation Committee held an informational meeting in Kodiak Thursday night. The consulting firm McDowell Group presented its analysis of a publicly-run Alaska Marine Highway System. It’s part of an ongoing planning process …

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Summer ’13 Ferry Schedule Ready to Review

Jay Barrett/KMXT draft_ferry_schedule 896.54 Kb This week the Alaska Marine Highway System released a draft of the state ferry schedule for next summer. There aren’t a lot of changes for the Kodiak run, with service by the Tustumena three weeks a month between here and Homer. The Kennicott will cover the other week when the Tusty goes down the Alaska …

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Feds Fund Ferries

Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska The Alaska Marine Highway System should do well in the federal budget. A recently passed transportation bill sets aside $67 million a year for ferries. That replaces a smaller, less certain amount of money that had to be fought for every year. Ferry chief Mike Neussl says the money is based on a formula, which should help Alaska. …

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