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The cost of travel by sea

...There is a push to cut back on the ferries' operating budget," said Pat Kemp, the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. "The only option we have left right now is to reduce service."About $3.5 million was cut from the...
State | Local | AK legislature
Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...river and created a lake up to a half-mile long across the roadway in a 300-foot wide mountain canyon.State Department of Transportation officials said Monday that the snow slide about 12 miles outside Valdez on the Richardson Highway cannot...
Kito on the issues education.Prior to his most recent lobbying and engineering contract work, Kito worked for the state Department of Transportation and for the City and Borough of Juneau.Some of Kito's work experience that doesn't necessarily show...
State | AK legislature
Anchorage officials approve route for UAA access

...Gardner said. "But I'm not actually optimistic that we will succeed in blocking that road."The state Department of Transportation expects road design to be finished this year and construction to be completed by fall 2015.
State experiments with highway icebreaker

...reported."It's definitely a tool we're looking forward to using more," said Dan Schacher, the state Department of Transportation's maintenance supervisor in Fairbanks.The icebreaker is made by Finnish company Sah-Ko Oy. It attaches...
Alaska officials consider rerouting Parks Highway

...possible to go south of Wasilla with a controlled access freeway type facility," O'Brien said.The state Department of Transportation has received a $2 million legislative appropriation from the state general fund to develop a solution to...
Longtime teacher given top AFN award

...Copper River Native Association, Ahtna, Inc., Native Village of Tazlina and RurAL CAP. He worked for the state Department of Transportation for 40 years before retiring.Nancy Cecile Barnes of Juneau was named Parent of the Year by AFN. Barnes...
Anchorage drops homeless housing plan near airport my neighborhood, then where? Where are we going to provide facilities to help these people?"The state Department of Transportation submitted a competing proposal for the surplus land previously used by the Federal Communications Commission...
Changes made to ferry MV Kennicott's fall schedule

...changed to accommodate those affected by the MV Tustumena's delayed return to service, according to a state Department of Transportation release.The schedule will bypass Whittier due to ongoing electrical repairs to its terminal ramp. It...
Street project moves Fairbanks businesses

FAIRBANKS - The state Department of Transportation has acquired property used by a half-dozen businesses that will allow widening of a busy Fairbanks street and is negotiating...


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