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Ferry System to Contract for Service to N. Panhandle Communities
While LeConte is in Overhaul


September 01, 2005

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has issued an invitation to bid (ITB) to provide alternative transportation services to seven northern Panhandle communities for about one month while the M/V LeConte is out of service for its annual overhaul.

The ITB asks for replacement passenger service between Juneau, Angoon, Sitka, Hoonah, Tenakee Springs, Kake, and Petersburg starting on October 13, and lasting about five weeks through mid-November when LeConte is expected to return to service. The contracted service will cover the LeConte's published schedule for passengers. Contracted vehicle service will be limited to Saturday and Monday Juneau-Angoon-Juneau sailings only. Limited Kake and Hoonah vehicle traffic will be provided by the M/V Taku.

"We intend to provide seamless coverage for the communities the LeConte serves," said AMHS General Manager Captain John Falvey. "We do not have another Alaska ferry available that is capable of calling on all the northern Panhandle ports, so contracting for this short period of time is the logical solution."


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Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities



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