Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...inches), city employees were out in trucks and on all-terrain vehicles clearing the streets. The state Department of Transportation also had plows out clearing state-owned roadways, such as Egan Drive.The city and DOT snow-removal teams...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...278 builds on Gov. Murkowski's apprenticeship utilization policy. In 2005, Gov. Murkowski directed the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to use apprentices for at least 15 percent of work hours on highway projects. Gov...
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...Shipyard is doing a bang-up job putting it together," said Mike Neussl, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "I think the workforce there is on target and tracking."While the Alaska Marine...
Engineers Cutoff Road to close

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced it will close Engineers Cutoff Road for the season on Nov. 2.Each winter, DOT closes the road - which connects...
Daylight saving compromise proposed in House

...Time.While states can decide on an individual basis whether to keep or reject daylight saving, the federal Department of Transportation regulates the boundaries of the time zones in the United States. Putting part - or all - of Alaska in the...
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Potholes outside Fairbanks cause problems for school buses

...rural parts of the borough known as road service areas, but Two Rivers Road is not one of those areas.The Department of Transportation handles all maintenance on borough roads, besides in rural road service areas. According to northern region...
Brotherhood Bridge rededicated

...during the course of about a year and a half with the new four-lane bridge bearing the same name. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities replaced the bridge in anticipation of increased traffic to the Auke Bay area. The bridge...
Letter: Time to honor Prop. 10

...John Falvey, general manager for the ferry system, and Michael Neussl, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation, need to fix the ferry schedule to meet the intent of the bond approved. We did not approve it to be a cruise...
DOT chief brings creative approach to road maintenance

FAIRBANKS - Dan Schacher had a pretty straightforward job when he began work as an Alaska Department of Transportation heavy equipment operator.For about half the year, it would get cold and stay cold in Fairbanks. Crews would plow snow, spread...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...and ferry layups that are likely to continue in future years. In finding a new, sustainable plan we hope Department of Transportation officials and Gov. Bill Walker will look to an old one already written down in Alaska's playbook of ideas...


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