Alaska ferry prices to rise next summer

Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2001

HAINES (AP) -- Riding the Alaska Marine Highway will cost more next summer.

A 10 percent hike in passenger fares and cabin rentals and a 5 percent increase in vehicle fares will boost the cost of a one-way trip from Haines to Juneau for a single person and a 15-foot vehicle about $5.

George Capacci, director of the Alaska Marine Highway System, said the hikes are necessary to raise the $2 million needed to cover increased labor, fuel and other operating costs.

This will be the first fleetwide rate hike since 1994 for passengers and since 1991 for vehicles, state officials said.

The increases will be in effect from May 1 through Sept. 30.

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