Tag Archives: Robert Venables

SE Conference brainstorms a fix for Alaska’s ferries

Robert Venables is the former city manager of Haines. He says that the legislature understands that "there's a true sense of crisis" in the system. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Governor Bill Walker earlier this year empowered the Southeast Conference to look for solutions to the Alaska Marine Highway’s ongoing problems. Robert Venables explains how.

Summit kicks off ferry management study

Passengers board the ferry Malaspina while vehicles wait to load at the Auke Bay terminal in Juneau. Travelers will no longer be able to take advantage of some discounts, due to budget cuts. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)An effort to restructure the Alaska Marine Highway System begins Aug. 20 at a summit in Anchorage.

Southeast leaders consider region’s maritime industry

The Ketchikan Shipyard is a big part of Southeast's maritime industry, which will be discussed at this year's Southeast Conference meeting. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)About 250 Southeast business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in Sitka Sept. 17-19.