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Alaska ferries will receive $10M in US virus recovery funding


April 30, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska ferry system is expected to receive an initial injection of $10 million in federal coronavirus recovery funding, officials said.

The allocation for the Alaska Marine Highway System is part of $29 million in funding that the state received for rural transit needs from the Federal Transit Administration, CoastAlaska reported Saturday.

The state had initially said the amount was $5 million but corrected the figure to $10 million on Monday without providing further details.

The funding is part of the state's share of the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus relief...

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