The requirement for most people to wear masks indoors for the duration of travel, including boarding and disembarking the vessel, is still in place.
Reforming the Alaska Marine Highway System has been a priority of coastal legislators who want more autonomy for the state ferry system.
In a business survey late last year, the City and Borough of Wrangell found that more than 40% of local businesses said the lack of ferry service was hurting their bottom line.
Wrangell’s first state ferry since last November has been delayed for more than 24 hours due to stormy seas in the Gulf of Alaska.
The nine-member ferry work group has reached consensus that the ferry system is too important for the state to just walk away.
Some 999 passengers with 526 vehicles were affected by the Alaska Marine Highway System’s abrupt cancellation of ferry service across much of Southeast Alaska.
Members won a 3% raise over three years and concessions on how much they’d contribute towards the health care plan and when.
A tentative deal between a striking ferry union and the state could see the Alaska Marine Highway System up and running soon. The IBU’s strike has paralyzed the ferry system since July 24.
There’s confusion and disappointment at Alaska’s marine terminals after a strike shut down the state ferry system.
A labor dispute involving the largest union representing state ferry workers is poised to paralyze the Alaska Marine Highway System.