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Rally planned in support of keeping Alaska troops

...the Fairbanks economy suffers, Anchorage suffers," Popp said. "It would mean less tonnage coming through transportation systems - trucking, warehousing, distribution - and less goods and services sold. It ripples. There are only 730...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/rally-planned-support-keeping-alaska-tr
State
Correction

...Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl, who will be overseeing the state's marine transportation system, would be overseeing state highways as well until an additional deputy commissioner is appointed. Neussl will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05
State | AK legislature
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...Steve are proven leaders who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with Alaska's vast and complex transportation system," Luiken said in the release. "It is an honor to have them rejoin my team."Hatter was deputy commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/dot-commissioner-brings-back-two-deputi
State | AK legislature
Still no boss for DOT roads in Southeast

...mind because of Alaska's hefty budget shortfall. However, as is the case with most state- or city-funded transportation systems, there will be some government subsidy involved, Kreiss-Tomkins said.Luiken resigned from his post in 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/still-no-boss-dot-roads-southeast
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Support the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Walker

The Alaska Marine Highway Is an extremely important component of Alaska's transportation system. It provides an essential service to at least 35 coastal Alaska communities. It allows the safe and reliable movement of people...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-12/my-turn-support-alaska-marine-highway
Opinion
Walker's actions back his words

...and a former Skagway mayor, I recognize that transportation systems are critical to a strong economy. Creating infrastructure...megaprojects to the detriment of the entire state's transportation system. The most glaring example is the Gravina Island...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-28/walkers-actions-back-his-words
Letters
My Turn: No road back

...Now, at a cost of billions and billions of dollars, the city of Los Angeles is trying to rebuild its public transportation system: something like the Red Line used to be. It seems horribly out of tune with the realities of our times that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-01/my-turn-no-road-back
Opinion
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...As a statewide policy that, document prescribes applying "best management practices to preserve the existing transportation system." Not following its own policy on the planning side means every road-building project recommendation the department...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-how-adot-ignored-best-practic
Opinion
Free cab rides keep DUIs at bay

...The program is a solution to help crack down on drunken driving in towns that don't have a late night public transportation system. In Juneau, the last city bus stops running at 11 p.m."That certainly may have had an impact," Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-04/free-cab-rides-keep-duis-bay
Local
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...Transportation logistics have contributed to the cost, said Lane Keator, Fairbanks terminal manager for Carlile Transportation System."The biggest challenge is probably maintaining the heat," Keator said. "It's loaded hot in Nikiski and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/refinery-closure-leads-higher-asphalt-e
State

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