THE ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

AN ANALYSIS IS MADE OF WHAT IS BOTH THE NEWEST AND THE OLDEST ELEMENT IN ALASKA'S TOTAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. THE "MARINE HIGHWAY," INAUGURATED 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 M/V 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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 7, No 5, PP 1-16
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99701

    Alaska Rev Business & Econ Conditions

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  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00201948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 13 1971 12:00AM