Tag Archives: Alaska Marine Highway

Gov. Walker proposes larger ferry budget

Students protest cuts in the marine highway system budget at the Kake ferry terminal in March. (Photo courtesy Adam Davis/Sustainable Southeast Partnership)Gov. Bill Walker says the state ferry system needs more money to avoid “crippling cuts” during the next fiscal year

Ferry, education cuts featured in Wrangell’s finance committee testimony

The ferry Aurora docks in Gustavus in 2010. Rough weather kept the ship from sailing its Lynn Canal routes twice this week. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)Five Wrangell residents testified Wednesday at a House Finance Committee hearing on the state’s proposed operating budget. Several speakers expressed concerns about proposed cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and to educational programs.

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

LeConte @ Auke Bay DOT Roger WetherallAlaska Marine Highway officials want your comments on next fall and winter’s ferry sailings.

Ferry system gets new boss, management structure

A marine highway staffer watches as passengers and dogs reboard the ferry Matanuska before departing Wrangell Jan. 16, 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Juneau’s Reuben Yost is the new chief of the state ferry system. But he’ll spend only about half his time on that job.