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Candidate profile: Merrill Sanford, Mayor

...infrastructure building, both at the state and municipal level. Right now, we have the best basic, little public transportation system in Southeast. Looking forward, we can ensure the proper right-of-ways are in place and that we are looking...
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...implementation. Alaska's Marine Highway could be such a business. It could serve as a reliable and sustainable public transportation system for the coastal communities that have no feasible alternative transportation, and could also flourish as an...
Free cab rides keep DUIs at bay

...Ketchikan.The program is a solution to help crack down on drunken driving in towns that don't have a late night public transportation system. In Juneau, the last city bus stops running at 11 p.m."That certainly may have had an impact," Juneau...
Fairbanks Borough approves plan for bus shelters

...entryways make for good shelters."I think we are going too far and trying to do too much," Roberts said.The public transportation system is known as MACS - Metropolitan Area Commuter System - and ridership increased 9.3 percent in 2012 and 11...
Passengers weigh in on new transit plan

Fueled by a large-scale study, an update to Juneau's public transportation system has captured the interest of many Juneau residents as city leaders begin diving into the next budget.Assembly members saw a presentation...
High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...met with officials from the 12 host cities, who promised to deliver ambitious works to fix Brazil's woeful public transportation system. Silva told those gathered that they weren't just making a commitment, but "signing a treaty before the...
New Capital Transit plan slows to a halt

The brakes have been thrown on plans to improve Juneau's public transportation system as the city continues to slash budgets to combat a multimillion-dollar deficit and grapples with objections from Capital Transit...
If pot bill passes, former prosecutor will be the boss

...explained: "These people haven't hurt anyone, they haven't stolen from anyone, and we don't have a good public transportation system in this state, so if you want to have a job, you pretty much have to drive there. Is this something we really...
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My Turn: No road back

...America.Now, at a cost of billions and billions of dollars, the city of Los Angeles is trying to rebuild its public transportation system: something like the Red Line used to be. It seems horribly out of tune with the realities of our times that...
Empire Editorial: Speak up on public transit plan

...needs to be updated accordingly. Juneau's public transportation system carried 1.3 million passengers last year...important is that those who use Juneau's public transportation system voice their needs, concerns and questions...


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