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Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

...action will add extra protections to communities serviced by the nation's largest network of pipelines," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.Federal officials say the valves could have averted at least eight accidents...
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Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...Manager John Moosey said at a special Aug. 21 assembly meeting that he discussed the bind the borough is in with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in person when Foxx visited Alaska in early August. He said Foxx invited borough officials to...
FAA OKs another use for commercial drone flights

...Alaska's North Slope are another important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "The technology is quickly changing, and the opportunities are growing."Last week, the...
AK Railroad a questionable standout in commuting

WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who has been making waves of late blasting Amtrak, was in the Great North last week touting the virtues of the...
Outside editorial: Time for a passenger bill of rights for air travel

Heeding growing groans of frustration from airline passengers, President Bush has given Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, until the end of the year to present...
Outside editorial: Cash for Clunkers a money guzzler

The following editorial first appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called it "the stimulus program that really worked." President Barack Obama said it was "successful beyond anyone's...
Remote towns may lose airline subsidy

...service in remote communities needs to be reworked to accommodate changes in the aviation industry, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said in Anchorage this week. Possibilities could include cutting the number of eligible communities...
Ferry system celebrates scenic byway designation

...National Scenic Byway with special ceremonies, discounted fares and a roundtable discussion in Juneau. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta named Alaska's marine highway as a National Scenic Byway earlier this summer. The designation...
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...among $36.8 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grants for Alaska airports announced this week by Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. The grant for Juneau will be used to acquire an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle...
Hoonah Ferry terminal gets $3 million in stimulus money

...getting $3 million in federal stimulus money to pay for improvements to the Hoonah Ferry Terminal. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the funding Tuesday. Hoonah is located on the northern coast of Chichagof Island and is...


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