If a proposed schedule goes into effect, regular ferry service to Cordova won’t resume until May 20, after the town’s tourism and fishing seasons begin.
Combined with an earlier grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, $45 million in federal grants will offset tariffs to pay for upgrades Anchorage officials say are desperately needed.
Hundreds of people rallied around the state Tuesday to restore the Alaska Marine Highway System’s regional ferry service.
Yute Commuter Service, whose plane crashed and killed five people last week in Southwest Alaska, is owned by a family whose aircraft were involved in several incidents last year.
They’re still early in the process, but an Alaska Department of Transportation official says they hope to complete initial steps in a year.
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s shutdown of regional service till March is having ripple effects for Southeast Alaska’s miners. Some of the 30 or so miners living in Haines are struggling to get to work — and keep their jobs.
In 16 years with the Alaska Marine Highway, Matanuska substitute Capt. Gabriel Baylous has dealt with his fair share of mechanical problems, but there was always another ferry to pick up the slack. Not this time.
Fabian Grutter is a self-described electric vehicle enthusiast, and five years ago he started the project of hybridizing his fishing boat.
Five people are dead following a plane crash near the Lower Kuskokwim community of Tuntutuliak on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy was planning a trip to Wrangell Tuesday, but he ultimately canceled because of poor weather conditions.