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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
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
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
Crashing through the snow

...saw as much as 11.5 inches of powder. There's been light snowfall on Monday and Tuesday as well.The Alaska Department of Transportation also has advice for winter driving, as well as a list of cold weather equipment to keep in your car. Visit...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/crashing-through-snow
Local
Tustumena revamp now available for review

The concept design for the ferry that will replace the M/V Tustumena is now available online, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.The design includes profile and deck drawings and details vessel characteristics such...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/tustumena-revamp-now-available-review
State | Local
State requests permit to build road

...construction of a road - specifically, the Road."It takes several months for these permits to process," Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. "Applying now allows the department to move forward sooner if this alternative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-09/state-requests-permit-build-road
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
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...Juneau, Haines, Skagway and Whitehorse, some of the benefits are obvious. Benefits documented in the Alaska Department of Transportation's preferred Alternative 2B are faster transportation between cities, resulting in cheaper goods and services...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-economics-make-sense
Local
Letter: DOT public hearing circus shows need for new administration

...is missing, wrong, or deliberately withheld for what can only be understood as political maneuvering.Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp is withholding a marine highway fare equalization study until the end of the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/letter-dot-public-hearing-circus-shows-
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