‘It’s truly an exciting time’: Alaska ferries poised to get significant

Alaska will share in $1 billion for “essential” ferry service for rural areas over the next few years. There is also $342 million set aside nationally for ferry terminal improvements and a $250-million pilot program for low-emitting or electric ferries.

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They need to figure out how to operate without excessive subsidies, otherwise they’ll just continue operating unsustainably until they pull the rug out from under remote communities.


There’s a reason it’s called the Marine HIGHWAY System. Nobody asks the road from Fairbanks to Anchorage to turn a profit, so why should the road from Juneau to Haines?


Maybe you should look up what pays for the highways.

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