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Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...both the House and the Senate have pointed out that highways and aviation are taking comparable hits, dollar-wise.DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said it's hard to say right now how cuts to highways and aviation budgets will impact users, but...
State | AK legislature
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

...proposed) service cuts."It's not yet certain how the add-back will reduce the impact on the ferry system, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said Thursday. "The addition of $700,000 will definitely help," he said. "We haven't identified...
State | AK legislature
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...about a year ago to join Luiken at the firm."When Luiken was brought back to the department, Hatter followed," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.Hatter also served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, the release stated. He will start...
State | AK legislature
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...out proportionately, but "with every reduction there is a trickle-down effect."The reductions are dramatic."DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said there's no set list of service reductions yet because "we don't really know what those cuts...
State | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project

...responded.Putting the project on hold after completing the EIS would get "the department to a good pause point," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. If the EIS is completed, the state will not have to return any money to FHWA. The necessary...
State | AK legislature
New DOT commissioner is an old one

...Grace Jang said she also did not know why he resigned because it happened during the previous administration.The DOT spokesman said he did not know where Luiken would be based. Kemp was one of three commissioners who lived full-time in Juneau...
State | AK legislature
DOT: Auke Lake Wayside was not guaranteed funding

...the Alaska Department of Transportation's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program was not guaranteed funding, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. Auke Lake Wayside had been on the DOT's to-do list for several years but had been designated...
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...So far, the project has been funded at $48 million in state general funds and $154 million in federal dollars, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.Although "the whole status of that road and the road extension is still unknown," Meyer said...
Local | AK legislature
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...and charge a premium for express and high-demand routes.The full report has not yet been released to the public, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said, but it will be released after it is presented to the Alaska Legislature. The fare increase was...
State | Local
DOT: Accommodating walk-ons 'unnecessary'

...other highways in the state."None of the state's existing ferry terminals provide transportation to the facility, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. The Katzehin terminal wouldn't be any different. Of the three communities that would be served...


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