Southeast critiques 2013-2014 ferry schedule
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The ferry Malaspina awaits passengers at Juneau’s Auke Bay ferry terminal. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.
Southeast Alaskans critiqued the Marine Highway System’s 2013-2014 fall, winter and spring schedule Tuesday.
Leaders and others from around the region spoke and asked questions during a teleconference.
Some thanked ferry officials for answering past concerns. But many said other problems need to be addressed.
Here’s an edited version of what they had to say.
Southcentral and Southwest Alaskans gave their comments during a separate teleconference.
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