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Ninilchik officials working on plans for public transit

KENAI - Ninilchik officials are drafting a public transportation plan for a bus service in the western peninsula to provide members of the community access to medical services.Ninilchik, located...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...former Gov. Frank Murkowski's Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan, first announced in 2004 and intended to link...Southeast has been left without a viable, consistent transportation plan, leading to a ferry system where expenses continue...
Anchorage commutes below national average

...existing systems are working, city transportation planning manager Craig Lyon said. The city has a long-range transportation plan and a plan to address pedestrian and bicyclist needs, he said. The city also is touting the bus as an option...
Changes planned on highway at site of fatal crash

...into oncoming traffic and reportedly struck an SUV head-on, killing John Zollner III.The state Department of Transportation plans to spend more than $125 million to renovate the corridor between miles 75 and 90. Construction will begin in...
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...funding for the Road was eliminated from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' long-term transportation plan.At the time, DOT program management director Jeff Ottesen said the money was pulled and redistributed to other...
State | AK legislature
Tall Timbers appeal denied

...long as I've been on the Assembly."Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl pointed out that the Assembly recently passed a transportation plan that lists the establishment of a downtown shuttle as a short-term goal.The amendment passed with Sanford, Nankervis...
Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...the closed section, said Alaska Trucking Association Executive Director Aves Thompson.The state Department of Transportation plans to issue an update Sunday afternoon.The problem began in mid-March and culminated with unprecedented levels...
Juneau Road loses funding but not dead yet

Despite funds for the project being pulled and redistributed in the state's current transportation plan Wednesday, Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday he intends to see the Juneau Access Improvement Project through to the end of the environmental...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

...included in the supplemental EIS. Those who attended the public meeting in Juneau about the 2014 Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan might remember how DOT avoided answering questions about the Juneau Access project because the engineers most familiar...
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...then the collaborative effort to define it should have also been used to develop of the 2014 Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. As a statewide policy that, document prescribes applying "best management practices to preserve the existing...


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