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Empire editorial: Good progress on noise abatement

Since the use of floatplanes emerged as a major transportation mode in Southeast Alaska more than seven decades ago, the sound of their engines has echoed off the mountainsides of the canyon-like...
State slashes fast ferry winter runs

...pessimistic stance on the fast ferries defies the public's desire for their use. "It's regrettable that a transportation mode so much accepted by the traveling public hasn't found favor with the administration. The public loves them...
Merrill Sanford vies for District 1 Assembly seat

...Hunting, fishing, flying kites and being outdoors. Juneau's transportation problem won't be solved with one transportation mode, Sanford added. The state Department of Transportation is looking at improvements to Egan Drive and the city's...
Sailing to save the world

...boat if you are. And if you work with the natural forces well, sailing vessels are the original emission-free transportation mode. Cities in Alaska, and across the globe, are returning to wind power as a clean energy source. But sailors...
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Confirmation hearing held for Kemp

...reorganize the DOT&PF."We found we were operating in silos a little bit by assigning a deputy commissioner to a transportation mode," said Kemp. "And we did away with that, and now we're working as a team."Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Anchorage...
My Turn: What kind of ferry system do you want?

...envision the system that will meet our needs and then approach our legislators for the funding. I know of no other transportation mode in Alaska in which the state establishes its maximum costs first and then determines what kind of transportation...
University study sheds light on soaring oil prices in rural Alaska

...vary in population, are geographically diverse and obtain and store fuel in different ways. Factors including transportation mode, competition, storage capacity and the condition of docks and fuel-handling equipment have more influence on...
Make Juneau safer for bicyclists Work Week, I am sure the DOT bicycle and pedestrian coordinator is promoting the bicycle as an alternative transportation mode in this time of increasing gas prices. Steve Kocsis Juneau
My turn: Anti-roaders need to define improved ferry service

...investment just to replace vessels to maintain service we have now, and it costs $150 million a year to operate a transportation mode that carries half of 1 percent of all vehicular traffic in the state, it is hard to understand why our legislative...


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