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.
The Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening at 5:45 pm and a budget workshop at 6 pm. The Assembly will hold one more public hearing before their June 14 regular meeting where the final budget will be passed. more
The state Department of Transportation released their proposed Southeast ferry schedule for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday.
The proposed schedule lays out sailing dates and times for October through April. Wrangell’s ferry terminal would see 22 less sailings during those months compared to 2015. That would mean 14 less sailings to Ketchikan and eight less to Petersburg. The 2017 summer schedule has yet to be set. more