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Southeast socked by soggy storm; more rain expected

...mudslide was reported on Wickersham Avenue where mud and rocks spilled onto Glacier Highway. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation cleaned the debris by Wednesday afternoon. "If it went down onto Glacier, it's not noticeable now...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/southeast-socked-soggy-storm-more-rain-
Local
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

Just days after defending the Juneau Access Improvements Project to Gov. Bill Walker, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Acting Commissioner Pat Kemp was removed from his position, Walker spokeswoman Grace...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...federal government all federal funds expended on the project," states a document attached to a memo from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities director Patrick Kemp to Pat Pitney, director of the state's Office of Management...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/ending-juneau-access-could-mean-penalty
State | Local
Walker's actions back his words

Congratulations to Gov. Bill Walker. His message of "Alaskans pulling together in tough times" resonates in Skagway and throughout the state.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-28/walkers-actions-back-his-words
Letters
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Thursday afternoon.Tickets booked after Jan. 1 for travel after May 1 will reflect the new...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...start of construction."This is a historical moment for Alaska," said Jeremy Woodrow, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. "These will be the first state ferries ever built in the state of Alaska and used...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

In the face of plunging oil prices, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has ordered progress stopped on six major Alaska construction projects.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/gov-walker-halts-megaprojects
State | AK legislature
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...Jan. 6 to allow more time to reach a possible resolution.Reuben Yost, a deputy commissioner with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said the department doesn't have experience with the kind of waiver Doer suggested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...most environmentally damaging of them all. Alaska Department of Transportation officials argue that in the eight years...Lynn Canal.Depending on which plan the Alaska Department of Transportation goes with - aside from the "no build...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
My Turn: Road makes no economic sense

...about the Juneau road controversy. And I figured any economic report on the proposed road paid for by the Alaska Department of Transportation would say that building the highway up the east side of Lynn Canal, with its little shuttle ferry at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-makes-no-economic-sense
Local

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