March 5, 2020
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...