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AMHS - profitability

By Laura Plenert


October 24, 2017
Tuesday PM

The AMHS is top management and overpaid staff HEAVY. It will never be profitable "as is". This is a picture perfect example of what is wrong with Government being in charge of a business that would be better as a private enterprise.

I have watched for years as the AMHS "system has CUT routes and services aboard their vessels. And yet they still cannot make themselves profitable.

The AMHS is in a slow death spiral under Government "management". Too many underserved Alaskans and too many overpaid administrators. Privatize NOW - take the Government out of it.

It will either meet the needs of the citizens of Alaska and flourish or it will go away as an antiquated means of transportation.

I don't want to see the AMHS go away, but the Government has proved over and over that they cannot run this as a profitable, business.

Let's do something different and let the private sector give it a try.

Laura Plenert
Ketchikan, Alaska

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Received October 24, 2017 - Published October 24, 2017

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