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Ferry Lituya to get new payment system

The ferry Lituya loads vehicles onto its car deck at the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal before sailing to Metlakatla. (Photo by Linda Hall/Alaska DOT&PF)People ferrying from Ketchikan to Metlakatla will soon pay double for their tickets. But the return trip will be free.

Ferry system plans more fare hikes

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Marine Highway System plans its next round of fare increases to start May 1. That’s when the new summer schedule begins.

Students name new ferries Tazlina and Hubbard

A conceptual drawing show what the Alaska Class ferries will look like. (Image courtesy state Department of Transportation)The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.

Will the ferry system face deeper cuts?

Passengers enjoy the scenery during a Sept. 3, 2015, fast ferry Chenega sailing between Sitka and Juneau. Sitka would lose most of its ferry service under a schedule based on a reduced budget proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Budget cuts have already dramatically reduced marine highway sailings. The governor's budget will make it worse. And the Legislature is likely to make further cuts.

State ferry system raising cancellation fees

8-20-13 Fairweather drawing by Issac Taylor @ Petersburg Ferry TerminalThe state ferry system will soon charge more for canceling reservations. Fee increases begin Oct. 1, the same day the winter ferry schedule begins.

Southeast cities ask for fewer ferry cuts

The ferry Taku sails into Juneau’s Auke Bay terminal. It’s tied up for the year, affecting seafood processors who transport their fish via Prince Rupert, British Columbia. (Photo by LCGS Russ/Wikimedia Commons)Southeast Alaska community leaders hope to restore some ferry sailings cut due to state budget reductions.

Ferry system delays youth travel restrictions

A Petersburg fishing boat passes the ferry Taku near the entrance of Wrangell Narrows in August, 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) A Petersburg fishing boat passes the ferry Taku near the entrance of Wrangell Narrows in August, 2013. The ship is tied up and will continue to be until it's sold or scrapped. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The Alaska Marine Highway System won’t ban solo ferry travel by children and teen-agers, at least for now.