Erik Lie-Nielsen's argument in his Letter to the Editor ("Tune would be different if proponents realized they had to pay for road," July 24) doesn't hold water. He, along with everyone else, is already paying for bridges, airports and highways all around the United States that many of us will never use or even see. That's the way our country is set up.
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The road out of Juneau is not for fun; it will be a vital link in the future, for the prosperity of all of Southeast Alaska. Every day that construction is delayed will add to the cost. In the future, the ferry system probably will not be sustainable as you see it today.
Also, when you take the ferry, someone else is paying part of your fare.
Former Juneau resident
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