A Federal Highway Administration spokesperson says that the ferry terminal project is only “illustrative” at this point and is not yet eligible for federal funding.
The gondola system weighs several hundred tons and will take more than 25 truckloads to get to Eaglecrest.
The state of Alaska is looking to the private sector to offer ferry service between Juneau and four Southeast villages facing months-long gaps this winter from January to March.
Participants at a town hall forum discussed Southeast Alaska infrastructure projects — like energy projects and ferry funding — that could become possible with new funding.
Tlingit and Haida’s program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. Goldbelt’s funding comes from last year’s CARES Act.
U.S. Rep. Don Young spoke to a crowd of more than 50 at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.
The fine comes as the state’s broad powers over shareholder speech is under review by the Alaska Supreme Court.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has only two vessels running, leaving many coastal communities without ferries.
As the shutdown in regional ferry service continues, private business owners in Southeast Alaska are trying to keep up with the demand as customers look for options.
A recently ousted military affairs official has been hired by the Alaska Senate Majority to guide their media strategy.