By Lynne Miller
July 04, 2005
For persons to distinguish that a person has arrived at Ketchikan International Airport and not the "city of Ketchikan" - and thus should expect when they step off a Alaska Airlines flight to have to fork out MORE money to get to the actual city and borough is twisted logic.
In my opinion to force a person to panhandle (and/or swim across to Revilla Island) if they lack the funds PUBLICLY agreed upon for travel back and forth from our "International Airport" is unacceptable. I apologize to this person for living in a community where unfortunately it is PUBLICLY accepted that it cost that much to ride the PUBLIC ferry back and forth.
I never thought I would see
the day it cost $5.00. But then who knows what the "publicly"
sanctioned amount will be by this time next year: $7.00, $9.00,
$10.00? Enough already. I say the day it was $2.00 was a high
enough PUBLIC fee. Really and truly. Or are we really "welcoming"
anyone to our fair city? I beg to differ.
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