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Refinery closing will likely cost railroad $11M per year

...million in revenue for 2013. Passenger service made up 18 percent of generated...offering both freight and passenger service - is "the mother of all unfunded...25,000 per day and loss of passenger service.O'Leary said the current...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-02/refinery-closing-will-likely-cost-ra
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Tustumena ferry repair delays create challenges for Southcentral communities

...Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "In order for the ferry to meet the required safety standards for passenger service, the shipyard will require additional time beyond the project extension to correct the repairs."Jeremy Woodrow...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-20/tustumena-ferry-repair-delays-create
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Young a champion for railroad

...Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad for capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some Outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-08-05/young-a-champion-for-rail
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German airline to make stops at Fairbanks and Whitehorse

...vacation destinations. Half of the passengers are expected to remain in the Yukon. ''This is the first international passenger service to Fairbanks in over 20 years,'' said Don Weldon, former owner of VISTA Travel. Condor is Germany's largest...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081100/ala_081100ala0130001.shtml
Carey: Retiring workers, infrastructure issues face city

...a general sense, we need to look at expanding development of the airport," Carey said, noting that he thinks passenger service at the airport could be a viable enterprise in the future. Looking at the city's future is a big part of Carey's...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092302/092302/ele_0923020013.shtml
Stevens, Young looking toward for rural mail changes

...logic, only Alaska Airlines should get any bypass mail because they're the only mainline air carrier that offers passenger service, Ciarlo said. Other mainline carriers are Air Cargo Express, Northern Air Cargo, Alaska Central Express, ERA...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110601/ala_110601alapm0050001.shtml
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Sitka company builds ferries for New York

...run at a speed of over 30 knots. NY Waterway is the nation's largest private ferry operator and provides daily passenger service for commuters in the New York metropolitan area and operates a bus service. The company already had five ferries...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121701/ala_121701ala0pm00150001.shtml
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Railroad's income declines slightly

...million settlement with a contractor for defective rail welding, according to the report. In terms of the future, passenger service is looking better but returns from the Flint Hills freight are uncertain. Passenger reservations are up so far this...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041111/new_813621001.shtml
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Soldotna candidates seek support

...protection at the airport, provides much greater opportunities. We should re-examine the real possibility of daily passenger service in Soldotna. Most tourists arriving at the Kenai airport are headed toward fishing in and around Soldotna. Soldotna...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092302/092302/ope_0923020010.shtml
Senate approves bypass mail revisions

...Then air carriers would have to cut back their rural passenger service dramatically, something he doesn't want to see...two-pronged approach to cap costs while protecting passenger service. First, their legislation would restrict new carriers...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060902/ala_060902ala0100001.shtml
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