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Voice of Alaska: Time to continue moving Alaska forward after election

...unique needs: protecting Bypass Mail; getting special permanent funding for Alaska ports, telecommunications and ferry service in Southeast; working with the delegation to save Essential Air Service. We supported our military by protecting...
Juneau road should go nowhere

...wonder the people of Haines, Skagway and Juneau have repeatedly stated a preference for community-to-community ferry service. If only we had a Governor who would listen to local communities and make decisions based on the best interest of...
Mat-Su officials to meet with feds over $12.3M ferry bill

...21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded between 2002 and 2009 to jumpstart ferry service across Knik Arm between Port MacKenzie and Anchorage.Mat-Su Manager John Moosey said at a special Aug. 21 assembly...
Skagway's dock sinks

...diver in an effort to identify the problem and establish a game plan for repairs. He said ferry service to Skagway is currently not available. "Ferry service will be affected through the weekend," Woodrow said. "It's closed until further notice...
Barton named to head transportation department

...who named Barton to the post, also appointed deputy commissioners to oversee the state's aviation, highways and ferry services. ''We have many high profile projects -- including roads, bridges, airport facilities and ferries -- that need...
State steams on with plan to base ferry in Homer

...meeting there last week. While some Seward officials are unhappy with the plan to leave the city without its traditional ferry service as service expands between Homer and Kodiak and possibly out the Alaska Peninsula to Unalaska, Ottesen predicts the...
Gov's Roads to Resources project still in the slow lane

...said. Still, the plans would not include a bridge. Kemp said they usually require an ice road in the winter and ferry service in the summer. The $10 million is intended to get the project permitted and possibly some of the construction started...
Juneau trying to get young people to stay

...more counseling opportunities, more jobs for younger students, more summer jobs, better care for seniors, better ferry service and a public graffiti wall. "I came because I want to be a part of Juneau's future," said Juneau-Douglas High...
Knik Arm dock hurting for business

...Those projects, as yet unscheduled, include installing natural gas, paving several miles of dirt road and setting up ferry service to carry passengers, vehicles and freight across Knik Arm. The port, which sits almost directly across Knik Arm...
Sitka company builds ferries for New York

...serve lower Manhattan, Westchester and Rockland counties and northern New Jersey. Scheidt said increased demand for ferry service following the Sept. 11 attacks has prompted the company's 40 employees to work overtime to deliver the ships. Ridership...


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