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Can KKK 'adopt highway'? Court considers matter

...Adopt-A-Highway program in May 2012, hoping to clean up along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. The state Department of Transportation, which runs the program, denied the application. The department said its program was aimed at "civic-minded...
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Winter's trash is spring's problem

...she's been picking up cigarette butts (one of the most littered items in the world, according to the state Department of Transportation & Public Facilities website; they can take one to five years to decompose), and what is likely the remnants...
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...local school operations, but budget documents show more than half of the JSD draft budget is funded by the state.Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said it's not yet clear what will happen to Alaska Marine...
Train hits stalled truck, injuring 55

...Guy M. Turner Inc. in Greensboro, had a permit to carry an overweight load of 80,000 pounds, said state Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Abbott. It wasn't immediately clear what the tractor-trailer was carrying; the company...
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Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...both sides of the closed section, said Alaska Trucking Association Executive Director Aves Thompson.The state Department of Transportation plans to issue an update Sunday afternoon.The problem began in mid-March and culminated with unprecedented...
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...Walker was on hand Saturday to mark the official start of construction of two new Alaska Class Ferries.The state Department of Transportation conducted a Laying of the Keels ceremony at Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan Shipyard to mark the official start...
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

On Tuesday the Alaska State Department of Transportation extended the public comment period for the Juneau Access Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Nov. 25. That's...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

At long last, the United States government appears poised to seize - if at times, fitfully - it's Arctic Destiny.
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...announced it would close the North Pole refinery June 1.Frank Ganley, a construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, estimates the Northern Region will use 25,000 tons of asphalt oil this year. The asphalt oil increase...
Weigh in on DOT's 20-year plan for Southeast

If you care about what transportation is going to look like in Southeast Alaska for the next 20 years, you may want to show up at one of these meetings.


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