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Dennis Egan a 'big proponent' of 'The Road'

...long-time supporter of "The Road," State Sen. Dennis Egan says he is in favor of the new Alaska Department of Transportation-backed plan for the contentious state project that proposes building a road out of isolated Juneau.Egan, a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/dennis-egan-big-proponent-road
Local
My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...They prevailed in court because the Alaska Department of Transportation refused to consider marine highway alternatives. Quite...of the state treasury because it means passing up federal transportation funds and forgoing competitive bids. A related political...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
My Turn: Parnell, Sullivan vilified for protecting Alaska's sovereignty

...taking away our fish and wildlife management authorities, access to and ownership of land and resources, any hopes of a transportation infrastructure and a unified state.If you want to see the federal government eventually managing all of our fish and wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-22/my-turn-parnell-sullivan-vilified-pro
Opinion
My Turn: 2B or not 2B

...that is the question asked during the Alaska Department of Transportation's public meeting Tuesday on the supplemental Environmental...ferry system will always remain an integral part of the transportation system in Southeast Alaska and other parts of the state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-17/my-turn-2b-or-not-2b
Opinion
SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming, safety

...snowmachine trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmachine...areas. In addition, the $15,000 set aside for a rural transportation safety project was not awarded this year and will be retained...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/snowtrac-grants-approved-trail-groom
Outdoors
Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...is being economically undervalued.About 55 people spoke at a public hearing Tuesday hosted by the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on the Juneau Access Project's draft supplemental environmental impact statement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
Williams is 'absolutely' Road proponent

...business organization is a proponent of the Department of Transportation's preferred option for the project, 2B, which would...unequivocal." He said extending The Road would ease the "transportation bottleneck" in Lynn Canal caused by the ferry system...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/williams-absolutely-road-proponent
Local
Letter: I'm voting for common sense - George McGuan

...Alaska Marine Highway more efficient. Perhaps McGuan took 10 minutes to read the executive summary of the Department of Transportation's latest study, which clearly shows that in addition to the $574 billion it will cost to build the dead-end road...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-im-voting-common-sense-george-
Letters
Access denied

...Act of 1990, discrimination of disabled individuals is prohibited in state and local government facilities, services and transportation.The primary concern voiced by both Nance, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2004, and his girlfriend/caretaker...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...under strict federal rules that are not affected by state legalizations, but any business not under federal Department of Transportation safety laws will have only its own company policies to fall back on, Schofield said."You need to have a strong workplace...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State

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