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By Bert Stedman
Senator 

Guest Commentary

 

Bert Stedman

The Petersburg Borough Assembly recently considered a resolution urging the Legislature to re-appropriate money from a critical $40 million Kake-Petersburg road project to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

This engages in an unnecessary ferry versus road debate at a time when we're pursuing all avenues of transportation for Southeast Alaska: ferries, airports and roads.

Some points to consider:

• Road funding from the 2012 capital appropriation for the road cannot be used for ferries.

• It cannot be used for anything else. If these funds do not get used for the road, they will lapse and...



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