Gov. Mike Dunleavy formed up a working group to begin the process of restructuring the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The nine members of the reshaping work group are:
- Public: Admiral Tom Barrett (ret.) (Chair)
- Public: John Torgerson
- Public: Wanetta Ayers
- Aviation: Lee Ryan
- Labor: Ben Goldrich
- MTAB: Robert Venables
- Roads & Highways: Tony Johansen
- Senator Bert Stedman
- Representative Louise Stutes
The Work Group’s final report is due on or before Sept. 30, 2020 with implementation beginning in Fiscal Year 2023.
Over the years of operation, there has never been a replacement fund for the ferry system, said Commissioner of Transportation John MacKinnnon.