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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2020
Press Release: 20-0058
Contact: Sam Dapcevich, sam.dapcevich@alaska.gov, (907) 465-4503

AMHS Reshaping Work Group Seeks Input
The public can comment via teleconference on August 26 and September 2

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group is seeking public input regarding the future of Alaska’s ferry system.

“The AMHS Reshaping Work Group welcomes and appreciates public input," said the group's Chairman, Admiral Thomas Barrett. "Our goal is to deliver a more reliable marine highway system, operating at less cost and providing coastal communities transportation that helps support their fundamental economic, educational, social, health, and mobility goals."

Meetings will be held over the next two weeks providing members of the public an opportunity to phone in with questions and comments. Audio from the meeting will be streamed live at https://akleg.gov/, and meeting recordings will be available at http://dot.alaska.gov/comm/amh-reshaping-workgroup/. Comments may be submitted at any time by email to DOT.AMH-Reshaping@alaska.gov. These public input sessions will not address the upcoming winter schedule - comments on scheduling can be sent to dot.amhs.comments@alaska.gov.

The public comment meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 26, 3 - 6 p.m.
    and
  • Wednesday, September 2, 4 - 6 p.m.

In order to give all callers time to participate, comments will be limited to three minutes.
Join the teleconference by dialing one of the following phone numbers:

  • For callers with a Juneau prefix: (907) 586-9085
  • For callers with an Anchorage Prefix: (907) 563-9085
  • All other callers toll-free: (844) 586-9085

View and listen to prior AMHS Reshaping Work Group meetings, and sign up to receive email or text message updates at: http://dot.alaska.gov/comm/amh-reshaping-workgroup/

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 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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