(JUNEAU, Alaska) –The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) 2023 Summer Schedule is now open for public comment. The schedule and supporting documentation can be found here: dot.alaska.gov/amhs/doc/service_notices/2023_summer_considerations.pdf
The public is encouraged to provide written comments by January 26, 2023. Comments may be submitted via the following website links (look for the "Service Area Events" and "Engage" buttons):
Comments may also be emailed to: restore@PublicInput.com, or faxed to 907-228-6873.
Two public virtual meetings are scheduled for January 27, 2023 to hear additional comments and consider other adjustments. Information to participate in both virtual meetings:
The January 27 meetings will also be held at the Alaska Marine Highway Ketchikan Central Office, 7037 North Tongass Highway for participants wishing to attend in person.
The Summer 2023 Schedule also includes a schedule for the M/V Hubbard, crew pending, starting May 1. Reservations will be opened once a crew has been secured.
AMHS takes care to design the schedule to accommodate coastal communities’ special events to the greatest extent practicable. In addition to other comments, the public is encouraged to submit special event information. The department will work to contract supplemental service, if needed, to cover service disruptions.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 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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