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By Dan Rudy 

Summer ferry schedule looking slim, future uncertain


WRANGELL — The Alaska Marine Highway System has been taking public comment for its ferry schedule for the coming summer.

From Bellingham, Wash., to Skagway, concerned user groups of the regional transportation network participated in a teleconference, hosted in Ketchikan Nov. 4.

A draft schedule has been available for review, and patterns in the draft have been based on an assumed funding level for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2016. Reductions in service to some communities over the previous year’s schedule reflect $25 million cuts to AMHS funding.

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