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Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...vessels isn't cost-free. Keeping enough crew to maintain the docked ferries for one year would cost $26 million, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. By comparison, the current fiscal year's ferry operating budget is $161 million.If the...
State | Local
Winter's trash is spring's problem

...around town clean up litter along different sections of the highway as part of the state Adopt-A-Highway program, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. More than 664 groups have cleaned up over 1,535 miles of road statewide since the Alaska Adopt-A-Highway...
Glacier Highway exit to remain open at Brotherhood Bridge

...contractor it was determined that the intersection could be kept open longer without interfering in the project schedule," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said in an email. "It will still need to be closed at some point but there is other work that needs...
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
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
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
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
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


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