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Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...dealt a significant blow Thursday morning when the House Finance Subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's budget.The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Flipping Douglas Island

...corporation has the money to begin to build the first portion of the road.The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities set aside $3 million to dredge Gastineau Channel in 2006. When that project fell through, the City and Borough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Eaglecrest officials weigh in on incentives, refunds and the remainder of the year

...try to "ease the pain" for other users through an incentives program, which will include discounts at CBJ-run public facilities like Juneau's pools, local businesses and possibly discounts on season passes next year.Stanley said the Porcupine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-19/eaglecrest-officials-weigh-incentives-r
Local
Correction

...the Empire, "DOT commissioner brings back two deputies," incorrectly stated Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl, who will be overseeing the state's marine transportation system, would be overseeing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05
State | AK legislature
Senator questions $12 million ferry reappropriation

...being funded by money rerouted from a ditched aerospace project.Each year, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities requests $12 million in the state capital budget for unforeseen maintenance on its 11 ferries. This year, that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/senator-questions-12-million-ferry-reap
State | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project

...Juneau Access Improvement Project before deciding whether to continue or halt it, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken told the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.Luiken, who was appointed by former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/walker-still-evaluating-road-project
State | AK legislature
Juneau delegation pens capital creep letter

...response I've gotten, (but) I can't say that everyone will be in Juneau."Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken said the governor was "very willing to let me live here in Anchorage, and I think he sees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04
Local | AK legislature
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken wasted no time in announcing two deputy commissioners Tuesday, his second day on the job. Luiken appointed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/dot-commissioner-brings-back-two-deputi
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Here we go again ...

...individuals will pack up and leave town. That will lead to fewer volunteers, less sales tax collected, few users of public facilities, and so on. CBJ may not be in a position in Fiscal Year 2017 to fund education to the cap; it will have its own...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/empire-editorial-here-we-go-again
Opinion
Former DOT commissioner resumes post

A former Department of Transportation and Public Facilities commissioner is returning to the position, Gov. Bill Walker's office announced Friday afternoon.Marc Luiken, a DOT commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/former-dot-commissioner-resumes-post
State | AK legislature

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