The plan for a new oil spill prevention and response system in the Aleutians is finally finished after years of shipping safety advocate warnings.
There will be 15 new racks with 12 custom designs. Each rack accommodates at least two bikes.
Alaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.
It will be the first time the DOT has applied herbicides in southeast Alaska since the state eliminated public review requirements in 2013.
The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific represents about 650 Alaska ferry workers
The DOT officials were vetting a draft of the state’s latest plan for transportation for Southeast.
"We’re very concerned with trying to add more service and cutting lots of other needed service," said Kirt Stage-Harvey.
Masters, Mates and Pilots represents about 100 licensed captains and officers who navigate Alaska marine highway vessels.
The Fairweather is expected to return to service Thursday on its regular summer run to Angoon and Sitka.