An analysis is made of what is both the newest and the oldest element in Alaska's total transportation network. The "Marine Highway," inaugerated in its present form in Southeast Alaska in 1963 and in Southwest Alaska in 1964, is an attempt to provide Alaskans Residing in coastal and island areas of the state with something approximating the land highway system. The ferry fleet presently is made up of seven vessels ranging from the 1,300 passenger M/V WICKERSHAM to the 59-passenger MV CHILKAT. A survey of the economics of the system shows that the resident per capita public cost of providing a surface mass public transportation system by land is seven times that of providing a similar integrated surface system by water. (Author)

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    University of Alaska, College

    Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research
    College, AK  United States  99701
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00057979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1978 12:00AM