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Legislators reverse $1.5 million in cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway

...Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, that instructs DOT to shuffle $3.5 million in AMHS funds...with the budget coming into clearer focus, DOT is still determining how service will be...Senate language that asks for a report from DOT by Feb. 1 on options for providing "adequate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislators-reverse-15-million-cuts-ala
State | AK legislature
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...was eliminated from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' long-term transportation plan.At the time, DOT program management director Jeff Ottesen said the money was pulled and redistributed to other projects that had already begun...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-18/capital-budget-includes-25-million-fede
State | AK legislature
Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...Leocha said, "it is time that the DOT and FAA take a stand for humane treatment...Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who chairs the DOT committee, noted concern that the FAA does...of people possible," Hansen said.The DOT has seen an increase in passenger complaints...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/panel-could-cramped-airline-seats-be-
Not For Web
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...items is a good sign for coastal communities that rely on the system.Regardless of the conference committee's decision, DOT will have to make adjustments to its schedule before it can announce what impact the budget will have on service for the coming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...transportation and income away from businesses at a time when they're already facing hard economic times makes no sense when the DOT has funds in its budget to avoid such a debacle. Far from fostering greater efficiency, as some legislators claim to be a purpose...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/my-turn-alaskas-marine-highway-too-im
Opinion
DOT shifts money designated for Anchorage bike upgrades

...let it go on to other projects," said DOT spokeswoman Jill Reese. "It's really...more projects ready for construction."DOT referred to it as quote 'a little snafu...learn the money was moved until recently. DOT officials had not previously mentioned that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/dot-shifts-money-designated-anchorage-b
State
DOT shifts money designated for Anchorage bike upgrades

...let it go on to other projects," said DOT spokeswoman Jill Reese. "It's really...more projects ready for construction."DOT referred to it as quote 'a little snafu...learn the money was moved until recently. DOT officials had not previously mentioned that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/dot-shifts-money-designated-anchorage-b
State | AK legislature
DOT Commissioner: Expect changes across Alaska

...5 billion deficit and more specifically how the Southeast region would be affected.One strategy is to have a more unified DOT that Luiken said will "function as a single entity instead of separate silos."Luiken has appointed Rob Campbell as interim...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/dot-commissioner-expect-changes-across-
State | Local | AK legislature
Former DOT commissioner resumes post

...announced Friday afternoon.Marc Luiken, a DOT commissioner under former Gov. Sean Parnell...resign earlier this month.Luiken served as DOT commissioner from December 2010 until his...Before leading the department, he served as DOT's deputy commissioner of aviation from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/former-dot-commissioner-resumes-post
State | AK legislature
Senate passes operating budget

...in Prince William Sound may be reduced.A successful floor amendment sponsored by members of the majority and Olson compels DOT to report back to the Legislature in February 2016 with a plan to provide adequate ferry service at the lowest possible cost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/senate-passes-operating-budget
State | AK legislature

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