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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...
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...
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...
State and local briefly

...southwest Alaska. ``There's a real examination under way if Seward should be part of the routing,'' Jeff Otteson, planning chief for the transportation department, told the Seward Phoenix Log. The department's proposal, called the Southwest...
Despite challenges, state parks superintendent is unshakable

...well, as the northern area land planning chief for the Department of Natural...over northern Alaska. As land planning chief for DNR for 12 years, Plager...planner for the Haines area and land planning chief for DNR in Fairbanks in 1984...
Ferry plan makes sweeping changes

...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...
Sitkans cool to Baranof Island crossing

...Impact Statement. Web links For more, go to Sitka Access: DOT planning chief Andy Hughes said the transportation study and the impact statement were recommended last year in the state's Southeast...
Meetings focus on northern SE access

...the public. "We're starting from square one," Andy Hughes said of the Sitka Access study. Hughes is regional planning chief for the Department of Transportation. "We're in the very preliminary stages of the (National Environmental Policy...
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...


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