Alaska Marine Highway Passenger Fares
June 09, 2004
According to John Falvey, general manager of the Marine Highway, the surcharge became a necessity when rising fuel prices began to greatly impact the System's budget. "We are now grossly under budgeted for fuel in both fiscal year '04 (ending June 30) and FY '05 (beginning July 1). Like other transportation systems we have been impacted by what could amount to millions; and like other modes of transportation, we need to recoup some of these costs."
Falvey and Deputy Commissioner
Tom Briggs both noted they are hopeful the increase is temporary,
noting it will be lifted when fuel prices return to lower prices.
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