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By Dan Rudy 

Ferry reform package presented as budget snafu threatens summer service


September 28, 2017

A table presented to last week's Southeast Conference measures annual expenditures for the state ferry system, comparing the system as it now operates to two hypothetical models proposed in a new report.

At Southeast Conference last week in Haines, Alaska Marine Highway Reform Initiative presented its draft report assessing the state ferry system

SEC had been tasked by the governor's office in May 2016 with organizing a statewide planning process to improve the ferry service's long-term viability. The 12-person steering committee subsequently formed to direct that effort has since moved into its second phase, preparation of a proposed organizational model which would better meet the state's transportation needs in the longer term.

The report was prepared for the committee by consultancies M...

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