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State's airport policy could kill federal funding

...million in federal airport improvement money for 262 airports, according to the state. Kurt Parkan, deputy transportation commissioner, said his agency is aware of the assurances given to maintain the runways under the federal airport improvement...
Lawmakers may restore $88 million in cuts

...Highway System with a $9.3 million shortfall that could leave it out of money by April, said Tom Briggs, deputy transportation commissioner. The Alaska Marine Highway System operates eight ferries in summer months and four in winter. Transportation...
Next fast ferry in jeopardy

...It would have a terrific blow to implementing the Southeast Transportation Plan," said Kurt Parkan, deputy transportation commissioner. "We would have to program these vessels in our normal program, and they would have to compete with...
Sullivan sees huge potential for Alaska

...appointments announced Thursday include Becky Hultberg as commissioner of administration; Marc Luiken, a deputy transportation commissioner, to transportation commissioner, and Cora Campbell, who advises on Parnell on fisheries issues, to...
Official testifies for subsidized air service

...which the Bush Administration wants to reduce. Sound off on the important issues at John Torgerson, a deputy transportation commissioner, testified Thursday in Washington, D.C., before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...
My Turn: Fast ferries are important for the future of Alaska

I n his Jan. 9 opinion piece, Deputy Transportation Commissioner Robin Taylor observes some of the major challenges of operating the Alaska Marine Highway System, with particular reference to...
State cuts lease costs at rural airports

...results in less access to food, health care, and can impact the safety of our rural communities," said deputy transportation commissioner Christine Klein. "Aviation is Alaska is critical to our economy and public welfare." The rent cutbacks...


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