The Mat-Su Ferry

Ferry Susitna.
Ferry Susitna.

The advanced-design ferry Susitna was supposed to connect Anchorage and Mat-Su’s Point MacKenzie, but after spending $78 million on the vessel, no landing docks have ever been built and the ship has become a costly white elephant. On the next Hometown, Alaska host Charles Wohlforth and his guests will talk about how Mat-Su taxpayers to got in this difficult situation, and the options being discussed to deal with the cost.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 9, 2013. 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Alaska time)

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