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Legal woes over lower BAC limit

...from 0.10 to 0.08 BAC, went into place Saturday. The level is in keeping with a federal law tied to federal transportation funding. The law also allows the state to convict repeat drunken-driving offenders of a felony if they have been...
Request to slow down spending applauded

...position on the Juneau access road contradicts his common-sense defense of taxpayers' resources. With federal transportation funding declining just as rapidly as the price of the Juneau road-ferry project is increasing, it looks like the...
Palmer's $2.3 million train station opens for state's fairgoers train station to cut down on fair traffic, said Joe Lawton, fair manager. When the project hit the federal transportation funding cycle, amenities such as the restrooms were added. "Once you get the federals involved, they have certain...
State to present Ketchikan with less expensive Gravina bridge plans

...R-Sitka, believe the state could have given the Gravina project a much larger part of the $233 million in federal transportation funding. "I firmly believe that they have no intention at all of building a bridge of more than $300 million...
UAF researchers focus on better, less expensive roads in rural Alaska

...becomes widespread, but he said the results so far are extremely promising. With the prospects for generous federal transportation funding looking bleaker each year, Adler said it's crucial that state planners find cheaper methods for building...
State transportation fund takes step forward

...that reports the state is hearing from Washington, D.C. indicate the state could lose as much as half its federal transportation funding.The new fund would give the state money with which it could build its own projects. State dollars go further...
Ferry sailings spike during Celebration

...Juneau.Even if they did, Woodrow added, the AMHS is not a net revenue generator for the state of Alaska. Federal transportation funding helps support the system, which also serves coastal communities in British Columbia and Washington."The...
Delegation pushes for gas pipeline

...Senate, the delegation will be positioned to fund highway construction throughout the state. He said the federal transportation funding bill is set to expend $299 billion throughout the country for highway projects. And Stevens will become...
Young outfunds opponents by millions

...with the minority as a minority member and working in the majority and being a chairman." Young said the federal transportation funding bill is set to expend $299 billion next year, about $76 billion less than Young wanted. "I can't do...
My turn: Scrutiny of spending is legitimate Both papers pointed out that Alaska, as a state that receives a hugely disproportionate amount of federal transportation funding compared to taxes paid, must be careful in building essential transportation projects or run the risk of...


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