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Residents share suggestions about Juneau's future

Imagine a Juneau light-rail system stretching from the Auke Bay ferry terminal to downtown, a city-mandated living wage and no-frills starter homes. Sound off...
Juneau's transportation future in the breach

...similar transportation issues. Juneau would have problems justifying the enormous costs associated with building a light rail system. A train cannot practically accommodate passengers who want to go Sandy Beach, Costco or many other points around...
Light rail for Juneau? No!

...smallest town with a viable light rail system, Mr. Guzzo named Sacramento...becomes like L.A., consider a light rail system. Panelist and Planning be bold enough to build a light rail system then it would have to make downtown...
Consider light rail

...the "$300 million or more" price tag to build a light rail system here? I'm not trying to be a wise guy about this...high-tech construction equipment when they used to build light rail systems using mules and a lot of manpower in the early 20th...
Chicken and egg issues

...cost to build light rail in Juneau. I seem to remember Frank Guzzo from Siemens stating that number referred to a light rail system being planned for Salt Lake City. Some of your readers may think comparing Salt Lake City to Juneau is "just silly...
Commute from Valley could be invigorating

...past (letters to the editor, July 24, 2001) the solution to the Mendenhall Valley-downtown commute is not a light rail system but rather a high-speed roller coaster, complete with zero-G rolls, loop-d-loops and camel backs. It would...
Better solutions than downtown parking pay even more than that at some destinations) and using the money to construct a hydroelectric-powered light-rail system that links the Mendenhall Glacier, the ferry terminal, the university and downtown, to name a few. Isn't that...
Should have tried for higher fee

...piddling amount relative to a tourist's total travel costs. Spending the revenue on tourism impacts is easy: Build a light rail system to move passengers to the glacier and shrine, crew members to Costco and valley shopping, with free rides to all...
Business future looks like today

...with large-scale state plans for redesigning Egan Drive, Leighty, an alternative energy advocate, argues for a light rail system or more buses to avoid the potential impact of increasing gasoline prices and a petroleum shortage. But the principles...
JEDC hosts revitalization talks for downtown

...light rail?At about 20 percent the typical cost of light rail systems, streetcars tend to service shorter routes, share...trucks and use less expensive, lighter carriages than light rail systems. Streetcars are used to extend a pedestrian's...


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