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My Turn: Save our ferry system

...vessels more costly and less efficient?It's no secret that our ferries, while an integral part of the transportation infrastructure in coastal Alaska, are under the microscope. Even before the state's budget woes became evident, AMHS...
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves, and polar icecap melting, iceberg movements become uncertain and unpredictable. Third, the lack of transportation infrastructure to move the extracts from the drilling sites to the processing plants poses a challenge. Finally, the extreme...
Juneau's future mapped out

...and catering to the growing senior population dominate the list of objectives.The list includes enhanced transportation infrastructure, senior services, affordable living for a young workforce, bolstering scientific research positions...
Walker still evaluating Road project

...about infrastructure in general," she said. "It is an important role of state government to provide for transportation infrastructure. If we don't have a healthy, strong economy, more people end up on public assistance and it's a vicious...
State | AK legislature
Still no boss for DOT roads in Southeast

...and get the best bang for our buck."All decisions about the ferry system and all of the state's transportation infrastructure will be "based on and informed by what is the best thing for Alaskans," he said.In the past year, DOT...
State | AK legislature
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...states for bringing home billions of dollars during their many decades of service.Schatz vowed to make transportation infrastructure a priority, saying he would work to ensure Hawaii's roads, rail and harbors are modern and robust.Schatz...
Begich advocates the Alaskan way in Sitka

...what it takes to travel in Alaska, that's an incredible thing," Begich said.This understanding of transportation infrastructure will be very important for increasing U.S. Coast Guard presence in the Arctic as tourism and trade becomes...
My Turn: Your vote is free speech- think before you cast

...quality health care. In addition, they are building sustainable alternative energy and country-wide transportation infrastructure. Perhaps they too have carefully studied the writings of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln...
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...night at Centennial Hall.The plan outlines a 20-year schedule of maintenance on the region's existing transportation infrastructure, as well as new additions.Focusing on building the Road will cut costs for the system as a whole, Southeast...
Weigh in on DOT's 20-year plan for Southeast

...Transportation Plan.Some of the recommended actions in SATP include:? Maintenance and operation of existing transportation infrastructure and ferry routes.? Retirement of the three original mainline ferries over the next 20 years, the first retirement...


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