Comment now on summer 2019 ferry schedule

The M/V Aurora makes its way across the Prince William Sound from Cordova to Whittier on Friday, June 22, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

A proposed summer schedule for the Alaska Marine Highway System for May through September 2019 is now available for public review.

The draft schedule is based on expected fund for fiscal year 2020 and established community service needs and events.

The draft schedule is available online with accompanying documents at www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf.

Submit written comments to AMHS by Nov. 23 via email at dot.amhs.comments@alaska.gov or fax 1-907-228-6873.

A teleconference to hear comments and consider adjustments is set for Nov. 26. Southeast Alaska schedules will be discussed at 10 a.m. and Southwest and Southcentral schedules at 1:30 p.m. The toll-free number to participate in either teleconference is 1-515-604-9000, access code 279613.

For those wishing to attend in person, the teleconference will be held at the AMHS central office at 7559 North Tongass Highway in Ketchikan.

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