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New DOT head listens as critics blast ferry system

New Transportation Commissioner Leo von Scheben on Thursday made his first appearance before the Alaska Legislature, where critics of the ferry system blasted his department...
DOTPF Commissioner faces transportation committee questions

JUNEAU - Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Leo von Scheben outlined his department's goals with the House Transportation Committee. He also discussed concerns about rising costs and work...

Comments in headline on page A8 of Sunday's paper were erroneously attributed to Leo von Scheben, new head of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The information should have been attributed to Dick Knapp...
DOT head braces for busy year

Leo von Scheben got a free pass from lawmakers in his first year as Department of Transportation commissioner. But 2008 will be different, and...
State's deputy commissioner for highways to step down

...Deputy Commissioner for Highways John MacKinnon, a longtime Juneau resident, is leaving his position, Commissioner Leo von Scheben of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday. Sound off on the important issues at...
New ferry study in the works

...the next legislative session, on how to keep the Alaska Marine Highway System viable. Transportation Commissioner Leo Von Scheben appointed a new ferry system chief, Dennis Hardy, who began work in April. Stedman proposed the legislative study...
DOT&PF anticipates big construction year

...Anchorage to Allakaket and communities in between, Alaskans will be working on transportation projects this year," said Leo von Scheben, Commissioner, DOT&PF. Last year, DOT&PF awarded almost $600 million worth of projects, compared to $400...
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DOT reminds drivers to remove studded tires

...deterioration of our highways, and their use must be strictly enforced to the legal season," said DOT&PF Commissioner Leo von Scheben. Those driving with studded tires after the deadline could be issued a citation with a fine of up to $50 for each...
State likely to ditch Gravina bridge for ferry

...and its airport on Gravina Island. Sound off on the important issues at Department of Transportation Commissioner Leo von Scheben wants cost estimates for a bridge, reviled as the "bridge to nowhere" by critics of congressional earmarks, but...
Alaska Digest

...that position, according to the department. That will enable Gov. Sarah Palin's new Transportation Commissioner Leo von Scheben to appoint a new spokesman. Chambers, husband of Juneau Assembly member Sara Chambers, was formerly spokesman for...


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