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SIP - Southern Inside Passage

Supporting the Communities of: Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Angoon, Juneau, Pelican, Sitka, Kake

Disclaimer: Playbooks reflect past service levels and are being updated. The 2024 Summer Schedule is out for consideration. Click the blue comment button above to submit a comment.

Southern Inside Passage June 2023 Service Schedule

What is a Service Area Playbook?

In an effort to provide current and relevant information specific to each of the communities served, this "playbook" is a go-to site for communities to view current service levels, vessel availability for the route (a factor of terminal compatibility and vessel characteristics), mitigation measures in place and as a way for DOT&PF to engage with communities on opportunities for service.

Please visit the main Reimagining AMHS page for more information on how the system is charting the course to reliable service through incremental phases of system improvement--starting with system stabilization and moving into recovery and full steam ahead to reliable service. The program page will also provide up-to-date reporting on metrics related to the core AMHS system health elements of crew, vessels, and budget.

What is the current service to my community?

  • Status Alerts: Users can subscribe for AMHS text updates for service level changes beyond those published in the schedule. For other updates and general information, visit our website.
  • Current Service Schedule: Click here to view the current service schedule.
  • Vessel Availability: Click here to view which vessels are scheduled to serve your community.

What events are scheduled for my community?

The events in the table below have been requested through comments on Public Input. Requested events are reviewed to inform scheduling and supplemental service decisions. Once an event has been reviewed, this table will describe the level of service that can be provided.

PAST REQUESTED COMMUNITY EVENTS

The events in the table below have been requested through comments on Public Input. Requested events are reviewed to inform scheduling and supplemental service decisions. Once an event has been reviewed, this table will describe the level of service that can be provided.
Event Start Date End Date Location Status
Pelican Community Art Share 13-May-23 13-May-23 Pelican In review
Kaachadi Memorial Party2 25-Aug-23 26-Aug-23 Kake In review

1 Refer to the OARS calendar for vessel scheduling.
2 Event not yet scheduled. May take place Aug 25, 2023 or Sept 1, 2023.

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What current mitigation measures are in place during the Stabilization Phase?

  • Fares: All fares will follow a flat rate pricing structure until further notice.
  • Policies: DOT&PF is establishing a formal policy for supporting alternative travel options during disruptions. This is informed by public comments received to date and future engagement.
  • Communications: Real-time text message updates will be developed to communicate where vessels are, and ship Wi-Fi will be installed for the crew first, then expanded to passengers.

What is next?

Recovering reliability will take time. As the course to this recovery is underway, engagement with the community will help strengthen future decision-making around allocating resources as they become available.