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Dreams realized . . .at what cost?
By Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary


June 15, 2005

Colleen, from your recent posting, "4. The airport ferry costs us, those of us who live here in Ketchikan. They are now charging $5.00 each way to get to and from the airport. If we had a bridge then the Borough would no longer have to subsidize this operation, and could perhaps ultimately cut local property taxes, as they will no longer have the expenses of running the airport ferries which run at a huge deficit even with their fees."

Where does the money coming from to maintain the bridge, access and egress roads and parking facilities after the bridge is built? The Borough? and, thus, from local taxes? This is the part I still do not hear an answer for...(and Mr. Ellis, that answer doesn't seem to be forthcoming from Alaska DOT either...)

Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
Ketchikan, AK - USA

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