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No.: 14-2559
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994,  

AMHS Updates Unaccompanied Minor Policy

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced today that the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has updated its unaccompanied minors policy. The new policy goes into effect Nov. 20, 2014.

Under the new policy, all children under the age of 18 will now be permitted to travel only if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or a person of at least 18 years of age who possesses notarized authorization from the child’s parent or legal guardian. These restrictions exclude minors who are legally married, emancipated or traveling as part of a chaperoned youth group. 

This policy change is to ensure the safety of all minors traveling on the AMHS.

For additional details regarding AMHS policies, please visit or call your local ferry terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.

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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