By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch


October 5, 2017

The Alaska Marine Highway System needs forward funding. I don’t think I need to say it twice. If money is allocated to the AMHS for its future expenses, the AMHS can properly plan sailings which would: capture revenue from tourists (including those considering traveling with their RVs or vehicles), allow businesses to send employees to neighboring islands, and provide more advance planning options for Alaskans.

Of course, the ferry system would also benefit from being more insulated from political influence. Currently, support for the marine highway, its projects, and solutions to long t...

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