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...of the America Bikes coalition, which is using the month to call for an increased federal commitment to using transportation dollars to create a bike-friendly transportation system. Ringle said local involvement in his group shows support...
Trail money rerouted to roads

...federally recognized as Municipal Planning Organizations - from spending more than 10 percent of their federal transportation dollars on such enhancement projects. Jeff Ottesen, statewide planning chief for the state Department of Transportation...
More transport funds for Alaska

...Alaska projects was diverted from other transportation projects, requiring the state to spend $61 million in transportation dollars on earmark projects. In May, when the change was made public, U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, told...
My Turn: The state's proposed road to nowhere: Don't bank on it

...pieces of bad ideas together is not a compromise, it's a pile-up. Spending hundreds of millions of scarce transportation dollars for a less convenient, less predictable, more costly transportation system is a lose-lose situation for all...
My Turn: State supports Inter-island Ferry Authority

...built utilizing federal formula highway funds. It's not a power grab on my part to see that the state's transportation dollars are spent wisely, it is my responsibility. Joe Perkins is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation...
Juneau road is both costly and dangerous

...field trips exposed to what would inevitably become the most dangerous road on the continent. Let's use our transportation dollars wisely and safely by improving the efficiency of our ferry system. Jeff Sloss Juneau
Young is a pain

...him proclaim this, at the suggestion that Alaska should reconsider some of its excessive "pork" (federal transportation dollars) in light of the billions that Katrina's devastation will cost. And why hasn't the Empire reported this...
State scales back plan to privatize contracts

...down, following complaints from unions and the discovery that it would result in a loss of millions in federal transportation dollars. The privatization plan was established by the Alaska Legislature this year under House Bill 313 by Anchorage...
Young's campaign amasses $2 million

...because as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee he helps decide where billions in transportation dollars are spent. The congressman receives campaign contributions from around the country: fishing interests in Seattle...
A self-righteous editorial

...recently proposed a $100 million capitol building. Some may not agree with our neighbors about how best to spend transportation dollars. But we don't build goodwill and better relationships by trashing our neighbor's projects hoping it means...


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