In this April 25, 2013 photo, a vehicle loads onto the Fairweather, one of the ferries within Alaska's Marine Highway System at Auke Bay, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
JUNEAU, Alaska (KTOO-FM) — 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 the pandemic has caused a delay in returning the ferry system to full service until summer.