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State ferry union averts strike

State ferry union averts strikeAlaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

DOT to start herbicide spraying in Southeast

DOT to start herbicide spraying in SoutheastIt will be the first time the DOT has applied herbicides in southeast Alaska since the state eliminated public review requirements in 2013.

Alaska ferry workers approve new contract

Alaska ferry workers approve new contractThe Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific represents about 650 Alaska ferry workers

Transportation planners face skeptical crowd in Petersburg

Transportation planners face skeptical crowd in PetersburgThe DOT officials were vetting a draft of the state’s latest plan for transportation for Southeast.

Bus drivers say new Capital Transit plan is flawed

Bus drivers say new Capital Transit plan is flawed"We’re very concerned with trying to add more service and cutting lots of other needed service," said Kirt Stage-Harvey.

Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreement

Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreementMasters, Mates and Pilots represents about 100 licensed captains and officers who navigate Alaska marine highway vessels.

Engine problems cancel Fairweather trip

Engine problems cancel Fairweather tripThe Fairweather is expected to return to service Thursday on its regular summer run to Angoon and Sitka.

Damaged navigational marker replaced near Petersburg

Damaged navigational marker replaced near PetersburgA damaged navigational marker just outside Petersburg’s ferry terminal has been replaced.

Petersburg leaders support new ferry use of boat ramp

Petersburg leaders support new ferry use of boat rampPetersburg officials are supporting a proposed ferry from Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island that could connect to the southern end of Mitkof Island south of Petersburg.

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to Vigor

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to VigorThe Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.