There are no roads linking most of Southeast Alaska, so residents rely on planes and ferries to get from one community to another. The ferry service has been spotty this year, which has caused challenges for many students traveling to regional events.
The warm winter has wreaked havoc on highways across Alaska. The state is about to go to work responding to Bethel’s pothole predicament. The Department of Transportation will begin repairing Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway.
Alaska Seaplanes recently announced that they will add a new flight between Juneau and Whitehorse. This is a big deal for travelers in Southeast Alaska because it opens up international travel directly from the capital city, which hasn’t existed for some time.