Public Transportation in Alaska:
The Going is Good!
Every day people all over Alaska are discovering the benefits of public transportation to individuals, their businesses and communities.
Alaskans are using public transportation services in urban and rural areas, from Ketchikan in the southeast to Bethel in the west and Barrow in the north. In so doing, they are maintaining their independence, saving fuel and vehicle-maintenance costs, enjoying social and recreational opportunities and supporting their communities.
Statewide, 12 public transportation systems provide about 7 million trips a year to riders of all ages. Whether it's a vanpool, a shared ride or a "big blue bus," public transportation in Alaska is good for individuals, good for businesses and communities, good for Alaska!
We invite you to explore the pages of this Web site, to discover for yourself how public transportation in Alaska makes the going good.
Good for Individuals
"You have to be able to continue to function. You need to be able to pay your rent and buy your groceries, and you can't do that if you don't have a way to get to work. Public transportation is a necessity."
REACH, Inc., Juneau
Good for Business
"We depend on the People Mover to help make our business run. It's an important economic driver that makes possible our employment base and brings our customers to our business as well."
Hugh Ashlock, Partner, Dimond Center Shopping Mall, Anchorage
Good for Communities
"If we want to maintain a lifestyle that allows us to spend money on those things that enhance our quality of life, it needs to be done with public transportation."
Tim Sullivan, Chairman, Public Transportation Advisory Board, Anchorage