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Press Release: 23-0036

Contact: Sam Dapcevich, 907-465-4503,

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of Summer Ferry Schedule
Comments open for the next two weeks.

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) 2024 Summer Schedule is now open for public comment. The schedule and supporting documentation can be found here:

The public is encouraged to provide written comments by December 18, 2023. Comments may be submitted via the following website links (look for the "Submit a Comment" button near the top of each page):

Comments may also be emailed to:, or faxed to 907-228-6873.

Two public virtual meetings are scheduled for December 19, 2023 to hear additional comments and consider other adjustments. Here are details about how to participate in both virtual meetings:

For Southeast Alaska:
Date/Time: December 19, 2023, 10:00 AM AKDT­
To join the webinar:
To join by telephone:
(253) 215-8782
Webinar ID: 839 5559 3196

For Southwest and Southcentral Alaska:
Date/Time: Dec 19, 2023 01:30 PM AKDT
To join the webinar:
To join by telephone:
(253) 215-8782
Webinar ID: 831 6249 9294

The December 19, 2023 meetings will be held at the Alaska Marine Highway Ketchikan Central Office, 7037 North Tongass Highway for participants wishing to attend in person.

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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