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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2020
Press Release: 20-0001
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov

Draft AMHS Economic Reshaping Report Released

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – Today, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) released the draft Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Economic Reshaping Report.

The report sought to identify potential reductions to the State of Alaska’s financial obligation and/or liability as related to the AMHS. Findings from the report will be used to shape future AMHS conversations, starting with the FY2021 budget. The report will remain in draft status as these conversations continue.

The report was first delivered by Northern Economics to DOT&PF on Oct. 15. Due to the volume of data and complexity of the issues, DOT&PF and Northern Economics worked together to verify accuracy. A copy of the report was provided to the Marine Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) for review and comment. The report is being discussed by MTAB at today's meeting.

The draft report is available for download at dot.alaska.gov/project_info/.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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