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DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.Houghtaling third-grader Sage Foster said the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/dots-reflectosaurus-goes-safety-sch
Neighbors
Flipping Douglas Island

...Goldbelt lands manager. The corporation has the money to begin to build the first portion of the road.The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities set aside $3 million to dredge Gastineau Channel in 2006. When that project fell...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken wasted no time in announcing two deputy commissioners Tuesday, his second day on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/dot-commissioner-brings-back-two-deputi
State | AK legislature
Bars on state ferries to close

Bars on state ferries will begin closing this winter, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced this morning. The bars operated at a loss and closing them will save the state $750,000 annually, according to a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/bars-state-ferries-close
State
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...failed to rise above minus 42, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1zroqHc) reported.Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said the agency sent out sanding trucks but idled plows to protect them from breaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/cold-snap-envelops-interior-alaska-comm
State
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

...unbiased analysis of projects is imperative to insure selection of the best projects. Leadership within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is paramount to the success or failure of State development. Over the past decade...

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

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