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Empire Editorial: Cut Prince Rupert

...elsewhere. The Marine Highway's own traffic figures make the case for this cut.Since 2004, overall passenger and car traffic has risen in Southeast Alaska. In 2004, Marine Highway ferries embarked more than 240,000 passengers in Southeast...
Easier access has economic side effects

...this could be the picture of the future in Lynn Canal. Construction of a highway north from Juneau would encourage car traffic at the expense of pedestrian travel while encouraging more people to travel.Traffic effects would be most noticeable...
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...versatility" in a changing world.Bill Leighty, of the Leighty Foundation, said he was concerned about the environment if car traffic is expected to increase by eight- to 10-fold."Isn't that the last thing we want to encourage? For people to...
Police & Fire

...44 p.m. Monday in the 11900 block of Glacier Highway in the Auke Bay area. Damage was estimated at $500 to each car. Traffic stop : Police impounded a vehicle at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Willoughby Avenue after citing the...
More ships bring more traffic, business to Whittier

...vehicles traveled through, just short of the record number of 11,700 in July 2000, shortly after the tunnel opened to car traffic. Since the opening, nearly 878,000 vehicles have driven through. The tunnel is open from 5:30 a.m. to 11...
Tailgating drivers cause separate multiple-car traffic accidents Tuesday

Separate multiple-car traffic accidents occurred Tuesday evening as vehicles failed to pay attention to their highway counterparts. The Juneau Police Department...
Alaska editorial: Road surest way to defeat capital move permanently

...largely with federal funds, would connect Juneau to the road system. Road opponents, however, fearing the influx of car traffic and the effect it might have on their beautiful city, continue to tout ferry service as the answer to accessibility...
Egan overpass closer to reality

Juneau will get its first-ever highway overpass as early as 2006 - a rite of passage of sorts for a town where car traffic has grown tremendously over the last few decades. The $20 million project involves elevating Egan Drive about 30 feet...
Haines residents fear being left out

...consider the Lynn Canal ferry routes the most self-supporting in the Alaska Marine Highway System. About a third of all car traffic by ferry in Alaska happens in Lynn Canal - between Juneau, Haines and Skagway - on mainline ferries hauling up to 134...
State and local briefly

...from May 1999 and the lowest volume for the month since 1991. Retailers, campground owners and others who depend on car traffic told the Chilkat Valley News that business is down 15 percent to 25 percent. When averaged with April traffic, overall...


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