Editorial: Alaska needs to do better for ferry system

Predictability and dependability.

More than anything else, that's what the communities served by the Alaska Marine Highway System need.

The communities need to know the schedules further in advance so that they can plan school sports, scholastic and musical events, regional festivals, and confidently market to tourists in a post-COVID world.

Residents need the dependability of ferry service for medical appointments, commerce and shopping, vehicle repair appointments at dealers, and of course family visits.

Under the budget cuts directed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the ferry system - and the coastal...


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