Update: Ferries to receive $10M in federal funding

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Officials say the Alaska ferry system is expected to receive an initial injection of $10 million in federal coronavirus recovery funding.

    The state initially said the amount was $5 million but corrected it to $10 million on Monday and didn't provide further details.

    CoastAlaska reports the allocation for the Alaska Marine Highway System is part of $29 million in funding that the state received for rural transit needs from the Federal Transit Administration.

    State officials say a slowdown in customer demand because of the pandemic has caused a delay in returning the ferry system to full service until summer.

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