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Fairbanks increasing use of brine for slick roads

...they wouldn't have considered until recently - trucks loaded with massive tanks of salty brine.The Alaska Department of Transportation purchased a pair of roughly 2,000-gallon brine tanks three years ago and began using them consistently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/fairbanks-increasing-use-brine-slick-ro
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...job by the Marine Highway to show some common sense.Thumbs down to forgetting about sea lions. The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced that it will have to spend $4 million extra on a project to rebuild a dock in Kodiak after a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-17/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Minors no longer allowed alone aboard ferries

...office before the minor can board the ferry, Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.He said an...Woodrow said. No incidents were reported by the Department of Transportation leading to this policy change.For a full...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/minors-no-longer-allowed-alone-aboard-f
Local
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

On Tuesday the Alaska State Department of Transportation extended the public comment period for the Juneau Access Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Nov. 25. That's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-how-adot-ignored-best-practic
Opinion
Letter: DOT public hearing circus shows need for new administration

...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 Access...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/letter-dot-public-hearing-circus-shows-
Letters
Public comment period extended for the Lynn Canal Highway

...The deadline for public comment on the Juneau Access Road has been extended from Nov. 10 to Nov. 25 by the Department of Transportation. The proposed access project to connect the communities of Haines, Skagway and Juneau was the focus of public...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/public-comment-period-extended-lynn-can
Local
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...government must embrace the recommendations of a March 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities study and fund strategic investments in an Alaskan Deep-Draft Arctic Port system...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
Traffic shift to New Brotherhood Bridge begins next week

The Department of Transportation announced that traffic would be shifted to the New Brotherhood Bridge starting on Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. The newly-constructed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/traffic-shift-new-brotherhood-bridge-be
Local
Smoke on the water

...Citizens may not transport marijuana on our ferry system," Marta Coursey, spokewoman for the Washington Department of Transportation, told Andy Mannix of the Seattle Times in August.That prohibition hasn't stopped growers. Vashon Island...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-03/smoke-water
Local
Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair

...support took different forms.Kito showed concern that the Juneau Access Road might add more costs for the Department of Transportation, while still requiring the use of ferries.Munoz mentioned the state recently funding two Alaska Class ferries...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-28/forum-mostly-one-sided-affair
Local

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