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High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...the Cup is over.Many think the rise in spending on stadiums and cuts in investments in badly needed public transportation projects means the nation blew its chance to use the Cup to make real advances."I'm not against the Cup, but I'm...
Funding for pipeline coordinator not in budget

...interest in a project persists.In addition to Persily, the office of federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects currently has three full-time and two part-time employees. The office has had a budget of $1 million a...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Knik bridge still doesn't pass the need test in the project.But those don't make the bridge good public policy, or worth the exclusion of other transportation projects.That brings us to the second point. The idea survives on changing rationales.We've heard arguments that...
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...share of royalty gas in the project, after payment is made to the Alaska Permanent Fund, into special funds for transportation projects and for Railbelt electrical generation and transmission upgrades.The version of the bill that passed the Senate...
State | AK legislature
Centennial Hall to get $4M renovation

...going on," he said.Also at its Tuesday meeting, the Planning Commission approved an Alaska Department of Transportation project to pave 1.2 miles of gravel road in the Mendenhall Valley.Blueberry Lane, Powers Street, Gene Street...
Alaska Editorial: Secretary makes wrong call on Izembek road

...dreadful, the future sure to include commercial exploitation and a degradation of the refuge.Every remote Alaska transportation project comes with sticker shock. As for precedent, Secretary Jewell could have set a superb precedent here by walking...
DOT project would add 'cycle tracks' to Egan Drive

An Alaska Department of Transportation project to resurface and alter Egan Drive between 10th and Main streets would add "cycle tracks," bikers-only paths that run alongside...
Alaska needs better permitting

...designated for artwork. In this case, one percent of the state capital budget for resource management, energy, and transportation projects would be set aside for long-term environmental baseline monitoring (think of this as a general user fee...
Audit finds problems with bridge authority numbers

...KABATA, defended its traffic, revenue and financial models as "the most comprehensive ever completed for a transportation project in Alaska." In a statement released shortly after the audit, it says the audit failed in its stated purpose...
Legislature finishes up operating budget, and $1 million for a new Marine Exchange of Alaska building in Juneau, among others.Several other transportation projects, including ferry terminal improvements, state airport upgrades and road improvements, in Juneau and outlying...


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