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IFA ferry not included in state budget

 

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Funding for the Inter-island Ferry Authority was not included in any state budgets passed by lawmakers during the 2013 Legislative session.

A failure by the Alaska State Legislature to include a regional ferry in their 2013-14 budgets may have a significant impact on a carrier serving portions of Southeast.

Funding for the Inter-island Ferry Authority was not included in any state budgets passed by lawmakers during the 2013 Legislative session.

After failing to get funding for the IFA system, general manager Dennis Watson released a statement to “assure” the public that avenues were being explored to maintain the current level of service.

“We are diligently working to determine options available to IFA at this time...



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