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JEDC hosts revitalization talks for downtown

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

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-16/jedc-hosts-revitalization-talks-downtow
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051806/loc_20060518029.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071501/opE_Editorial.shtml
Opinion
Light rail for Juneau? No!

...openly that his job is to sell rail systems, but he also listened carefully...smallest town with a viable light rail system, Mr. Guzzo named Sacramento with...The huge cost of mass transit rail systems can be justified in urban settings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072701/opE_EditorialRail.shtml
Opinion
Consider light rail

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

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081401/let_LetHebert.shtml
Opinion
Chicken and egg issues

...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081601/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Detractors' hoopla over fish is hypocritical

...so a minute. Seattle is upset about the fish. A columnist says so. Somebody ask him about that city's boondoggle rail systems that are costing taxpayers millions. Boston is wrapped in angst about the fish. Ask it about the Big Dig. And they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102005/opi_20051020021.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...It now moves to the House. SJR 38, which shows supports for a feasibility study on extending the North American rail system through Canada to Alaska, passed the Senate Transportation Committee. It now moves to the Senate Rules Committee...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030500/Loc_legup.shtml
Prison finances bedevil Alaska lawmakers

...residences that would be served by the water treatment facility. However, Schmidt wrote that expansions in the road and rail system in the area will hopefully lead to increased development and the eventual conversion of the treatment plant to a public...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032111/sta_802990162.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062207/let_20070622026.shtml
Opinion

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