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REPORT: The Alaska Marine Highway System should break into two agencies to prepare for the future


A public corporation is being proposed to manage Alaska Marine Highway ferry operations, according to a ferry governance study released by the Southeast Conference. Such a proposal would create a more businesslike approach to

running the system and the inclusion of private sector expertise, leadership and accountability.

Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group, produced the draft report with Juneau-based research firm McDowell Group. It was presented at a meeting of the Marine Transportation Advisory Committee.

The project team recommended the following governance actions:

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