To date, the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has brought a total of $716 million to support projects to revitalize the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has too many old ships, and too few people to operate them.
False information circulated on social media the first weekend in October caused panic about the route ending altogether.
The Alaska Department of Transportation expects to issue a new request for proposals from American shipyards next month to replace the Tustumena.
All of the patients had been treated and released from the Wrangell Medical Center by early afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.
If repairs on the Hubbard go smoothly, there could still be a 7 a.m. trip to Haines on Sunday.
Buttigieg traveled to Kotzebue, Anchorage, Haines and Skagway, learning about the state’s transportation needs and highlighting projects made possible by federal infrastructure funding.
Only six ferries are running this summer. There are no reserve ferries on standby for emergencies or unplanned maintenance needs.
In the past, ferries between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan ran so often that high schoolers could make a quick trip over to play basketball.
All Columbia sailings through June 27 are canceled.