Ferry system to hold community meetings

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina travels through Tracy Arm Fjord in 2013.

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina travels through Tracy Arm Fjord in 2013.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is inviting Alaskans to offer their suggestions on how to help the state’s ferry system cope with budget cuts.

DOT will host six public meetings from Ketchikan to Kodiak, allowing Alaskans to hear from department officials, ask questions and offer fixes.

The schedule:

• Sitka, 12-2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Sealing Cove Business Center, 601 Alice Loop Road

• Ketchikan, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 2, borough assembly chambers

• Cordova, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, city council chambers

• Kodiak, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8, borough assembly chambers

• Juneau, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15, CBJ Assembly chambers

• Haines, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16, borough assembly chambers

Teleconference attendance will also be available. To call in, dial 1-800-315-6338 and use conference code 03902#.

More in News

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Ships in Port for the week of Sept. 18

Here’s what to expect this week.

An Alaska judge has ruled that a state lawmaker affiliated with the Oath Keepers, Rep. David Eastman, shown in this February 2022 photo, may stay on the general election ballot in November even though he's likely ineligible to hold public office  (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Judge keeps Oath Keepers lawmaker on November ballot

Judge ordered delaying certifying the result of the race until a trial scheduled for December.

Water rushes down Front Street, just a half block from the Bering Sea, in Nome, Alaska, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 as the remnants of Typhoon Merbok moved into the region. It was a massive storm system — big enough to cover the mainland U.S. from the Pacific Ocean to Nebraska and from Canada to Texas. It influenced weather systems as far away as California, where a rare late-summer storm dropped rain on the northern part of the state, offering a measure of relief to wildfire crews but also complicating fire suppression efforts because of mud and loosened earth. (AP Photo / Peggy Fagerstrom)
Repair work begins in some Alaska towns slammed by storm

ANCHORAGE — There’s been significant damage to some roads and homes in… Continue reading

Sniffen indicted on sexual abuse counts

Sniffen will be arraigned Monday.

In this undated file photo the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska is shown. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
Oil price drop endangers plan to fund Alaska schools a year early

If oil prices fall, amount is automatically reduced to an amount the state can afford. At

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Police Department announces technology and reporting updates

Emergeny services and direct reporting will not be interrupted

The hoverfly can perceive electrical fields around the edges of the petals, the big white stigma, and the stamens. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
On the Trails: Electric flowers and platform plants

You cannot see it, it’s electric.

(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Most Read