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Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...Buy America" requirement for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Much of the construction funding was to come from the federal agency, with the rest coming from the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/alaska-plans-revisit-stalled-ferry-proj
State | AK legislature
Canada threatens to block project over US steel requirements

...Highway System.The vast majority of construction funding for the project is expected to come from the Federal Highway Administration, which has "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects it funds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/canada-threatens-block-project-over-us-
State
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...response Friday, writing that halting the Road project could force the state to pay back millions to the Federal Highway Administration, the main funder of the Road extension. He was asked to step down Monday."Governor Walker wants all commissioners...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...has been working to finish a final environmental statement and earn approval of the project from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).In the last week of 2014, Gov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order directing "state agencies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/ending-juneau-access-could-mean-penalty
State | Local
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

...publishes the final environmental impact statement for the Juneau Access Project and submits it to the Federal Highway Administration for approval.Construction cannot begin on the project without FHWA approval. "You couldn't do any construction until...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/gov-walker-halts-megaprojects
State | AK legislature
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...structure on that land.The vast majority of funding for the construction work is expected to come from the Federal Highway Administration, which has "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects it funds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...and 4D as a result of ferry traffic in Berners Bay during herring and eulachon spawning seasons. The Federal Highways Administration recommended waiting until May 15 to operate ferries under alternatives 4B and 4D to avoid disturbing spawning...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...disturbing is that the year before Gov. Sean Parnell directed ADOT to prepare the supplemental EIS, the Federal Highway Administration published a document titled "Interim Guidance on the Application of Travel and Land Use Forecasting in NEPA...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-how-adot-ignored-best-practic
Opinion
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...the city would violate Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.That section says the Federal Highway Administration can't pay for a road into a park unless there's no feasible alternative. Since the state was planning to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local
State requests permit to build road

...that may have been missed in the draft.The goal is to have the final SEIS ready for submission to the Federal Highways Administration by fall of 2015.If FHWA selects Alternative 2B and the Corps of Engineers accepts the permit, in whole or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-09/state-requests-permit-build-road
State

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