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Tag: ferry

Breaking: Cordova Tipoff postponed to Friday due to flight cancellations

Updated: The Cordova Tipoff has been postponed a day because none of the teams planning to arrive via plane have made it to Cordova as of Thursday, Jan. 13. Icy runway conditions at Mile 13 airport have prevented flights from landing for the last three days.

M/V Kennicott heads for overhaul at Ketchikan

The M/V Kennicott, the workhorse of the Alaska Marine Highway System, is now expected to be in overhaul at the Ketchikan shipyard for 98 days, returning to service on April 21, Alaska Department of Transportation officials said Monday, Jan. 3.

Walker: Alaska cannot afford to let Dunleavy kill its golden goose...

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker writes: "I fear the recent decision by the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees to fire Executive Director Angela Rodell, abruptly and without explanation, is an example of a pivotal decision that threatens to derail progress in Alaska with wide-ranging implications for the fund and the dividend going forward."

Matanuska sailing date is now Jan. 31

State transportation officials say Alaska Marine Highway System ferry M/V Matanuska won’t be back in service until Jan. 31, due to the extent of additional repairs needed at the Ketchikan shipyard, plus delays of supplies from vendors.

AMHS service changes bring rebookings, refunds

State transportation officials on Monday, Dec. 6, released a list of recent schedule updates for the LeConte, Kennicott and Aurora ferries, whose schedules have been impacted by overhauls.

New ocean-class vessel to replace Tustumena ferry in 2027

A new federally financed ocean-class ferry with increased vehicle and passenger capacity is now on the map for potential delivery in 2027 to replace the aging 57-year-old Tustumena for service within the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Capitol Report: Budget remains central focus of legislators

There's no reason legislators shouldn't be able to find a workable solution to Alaska's ferry problems, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.

House introduces new bills addressing AMHS

Members of the Alaska’s House Majority have introduced legislation aimed at charting a new course for the financially strapped Alaska Marine Highway System.

Legislative Update: $18.7M back in ferry budget process

Residents are invited to testify on the issue of ferry service at the Cordova Legislative Information Office from 7-8 p.m this evening.

State of Alaska looks to sell 2 fast ferries, citing costs

JUNEAU — The state transportation department is proposing to sell two of its so-called fast ferries, citing the cost of continuing to run the vessels.