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More ferries for less ridership

...maintenance and operation cost.That's just not good math, according to the DOT and Andy Hughes, the department's planning chief for the Southeast Region. He spoke at the Southeast Conference meeting on Wednesday about the department's draft...
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DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...well as new additions.Focusing on building the Road will cut costs for the system as a whole, Southeast Region planning chief Andy Hughes said in his presentation. Although expenses for Southeast's roads will be 24 percent higher if the...
Transportation plan calls for expansion

...considered in the scoping process and presented (during) our public meetings," Department of Transportation Regional Planning Chief Andy Hughes wrote in a public letter to Alaskans about the plan. "It explains the actions that should be taken to...
My Turn: The Katzehin ferries - design by politics engineer was on the stage and the momentum pushing these is all politics. To be fair to Andy Hughes, DOT's planning chief for Southeast Alaska, he prefaced his presentation by saying the meeting wasn't intended to take comments on the...
Douglas Bridge to keep bike lanes - for now

...that it will demonstrate that it will work without removing the bicycle lane. Alaska Department of Transportation planning chief Jeff Ottesen said language in the federal highway funding bill was changed in a conference committee in February...
Trail money rerouted to roads

...more than 10 percent of their federal transportation dollars on such enhancement projects. Jeff Ottesen, statewide planning chief for the state Department of Transportation, said about $330 million in projects across the state await TRAAK funding...
More transport funds for Alaska

...million was diverted from Southeast transportation projects, according to DOT project planner Andy Hughes. State DOT planning chief Jeff Ottesen said Stevens restored about $51 million through a 2005 Department of Defense appropriations bill earlier...
State drops Southeast ferry study

...Emily Ferry. The contract with CH2M Hill was for about $551,850. Transportation Department Southeast Regional Planning Chief Andy Hughes said the final amount paid will depend on how much work was done, which hasn't been determined. The...
Bill includes $2 million for Juneau road the congressional delegation to clarify its members intentions on how to spend the money, said Jeff Ottesen, planning chief for the Department of Transportation. "We don't want to build something they didn't intend," he said. This...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...system in Southeast Alaska was scheduled to be released today by the state Department of Transportation. Statewide Planning Chief Jeff Otteson said the system of shorter and more frequent ferry runs will save long-term operating costs and be...


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