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...of Motor Vehicles office can be issued a restricted driver's license that allows them to drive locally but not on state highways or outside the state.? HB 63 - Gara and Ortiz - Would reduce interest rates on student loans for Alaskans who have...
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My Turn: Road makes no economic sense

...studies, the Juneau economists used the widely accepted cost-benefit methodology endorsed by the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officers. When choosing between alternative highway projects, the standard is to dismiss projects...
DOT to fight avalanches on the Road with blasting

...DOT is no stranger to designing roads through avalanche zones. There are 60 common avalanche areas that affect state highways and roads, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said."The Seward Highway, one of the state's busiest highways, has...
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

...highway safety," said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices."We don't know enough about the scope of marijuana-impaired driving to call it a big or small...
My Turn: Egan lighting project makes roads safer

...this project as the first large-scale deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) highway illumination on an Alaska state highway. Engineering analysis demonstrated that it was feasible. However, the quality of LED lighting is different than...
Opinion: DOT's highways to nowhere

...Good Friday Earthquake of 1964. The road up the Copper River to Chitina, where it was supposed to connect to the state highway system, was never finished.The only vehicle access to Cordova is via ferry, and like Juneau, about half the town...
Judge rejects Alaska's challenge to roadless rule in Tongass

...does not, as Alaska has contended, prohibit new hydroelectric projects, utility lines, transmission lines or new state highways if they go through federal revenue sharing program.The Forest Service adopted the rule with overwhelming public...
3 people dead as State Troopers' copter crashes

...saved hundreds of lives," Mallard said.Toll had worked as a patrol trooper and wildlife trooper. He was a Kansas state highway patrolman before he was hired in Alaska a decade ago, Mallard said.Both left behind families."Like family, we're...
Photo: Aboard the Malaspina

Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoys their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
Roadside memorials, flashing red crosswalk signals, and flashing yellow arrows

...our maintenance actions. I would like to share some information with motorists that will assist with safe use of state highways.At Southeast Region DOT&PF we realize that a traffic fatality is devastating to families and friends, and understand...


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