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District school-bus changes loom

...the Juneau School District may have to cut some bus routes or change schools' starting times to balance its transportation budget, a consultant has suggested. The state no longer reimburses school districts for their actual busing costs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111003/loc_buses.shtml
News
Bold steps to inform

...a bold step and confronted sensitive issues related to the timber, mining, business, fishing, education, transportation, budget, healthcare, social service delivery, and governmental sectors, to name just a few. Publisher Don Smith...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120202/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
SEAtrails receives $454,813 for trail maps, promotional materials

...Forest Service Alaska Region. Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, included the appropriation in the Senate transportation budget that will enable the Southeast Alaska Trail System, called SEAtrails, to begin developing trail maps, information...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092603/nei_trails.shtml
Neighbors
Raise the gas tax

...suspension," concerning the gas tax proposal: Most states motor fuel tax (gas tax) is applied to the States Transportation Budget. This tax typically runs $0.20 to $0.30 per gallon. For years the state of Alaska Legislature and governor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021011/let_783429338.shtml
Opinion
11 local roads won't see state snowplows

...roads, some of which are school bus routes. Legislators cut $6.5 million from Alaska's Gov. Tony Knowles' transportation budget request last spring. In response, the state cut 69 jobs and suspended all or most maintenance on 70 roads statewide...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110502/loc_roads.shtml
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Kotzebue threatens to shut down jail for region

...Alaska State Troopers, who are scrambling to find a place to lock up prisoners temporarily and to find money for a transportation budget expected to double or triple as they fly more prisoners to Nome. It's a game of chicken, said Kotzebue city...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062403/sta_kotzejail.shtml
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Juneau road loses staff money, will proceed anyway

...positions ourselves." The Senate Finance subcommittee that has been looking at Gov. Sarah Palin's $525 million transportation budget request trimmed $474,000 by eliminating the four positions. Palin's budget continued former Gov. Frank...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040607/sta_20070406030.shtml
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JSD approves budget after 3 hours of deliberation with no changes

...Extended Learning position, one custodial position in exchange for cutting attorney fees, 1 percent of the pupil transportation budget, fuel costs, equity training, two items that relate to administrator and teacher professional development training...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-03-27/jsd-approves-budget-after-3-hours-delib
Local
New DOT head listens as critics blast ferry system

...The marine highway covers only about 1 percent of the miles traveled in Alaska, he said, but costs half the transportation budget to operate. "My conclusion is there is a better way to get from point A to point B than the Marine Highway System...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020907/sta_20070209030.shtml
News
Don Young helps fund ferry office purchase

...ferry facilities and is where ferries lay up for the winter. Young obtained the money as part of the federal transportation budget, called the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Act - A Legacy for Users Bill. The legislation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082107/sta_20070821012.shtml
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