Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

Alaska's Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board's agenda is a presentation about the...
Transportation Secretary Foxx talks Native issues in Anchorage

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with...and limited infrastructure as transportation bills move through Congress...centered on the high cost of transportation in rural Alaska and the funding...
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...Shipyard is doing a bang-up job putting it together," said Mike Neussl, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "I think the workforce there is on target and tracking."While the Alaska Marine Highway is experiencing...
Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...inches), city employees were out in trucks and on all-terrain vehicles clearing the streets. The state Department of Transportation also had plows out clearing state-owned roadways, such as Egan Drive.The city and DOT snow-removal teams try to clear...
My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...the oil revenues will run out and when that happens, it would be great to have saved enough to help pay for education, transportation, public safety and all the other things that define a civilized society. I know this because I worked for former Gov...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...278 builds on Gov. Murkowski's apprenticeship utilization policy. In 2005, Gov. Murkowski directed the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to use apprentices for at least 15 percent of work hours on highway projects. Gov. Walker's administrative...
House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status...inflation.The bill is similar to a transportation bill passed by the Senate in July...result will be more traffic," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He has said...
Nation and World
My Turn: AMHS cuts off limb hoping it grows back

...the State of Alaska Department of Transportation released its proposed Alaska Marine...extremities. AMHS, the users of this vital transportation system and all residents of Alaska...strategy that will provide essential transportation services to coastal communities...
Ninilchik officials working on plans for public transit

...Ninilchik officials are drafting a public transportation plan for a bus service in the western...exists for many people without reliable transportation.Darrel Williams, resource director...000-square-foot building to serve as the transportation hub. They conducted an environmental...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...sustainable plan we hope Department of Transportation officials and Gov. Bill Walker will...Frank Murkowski's Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan, first announced in 2004 and...left without a viable, consistent transportation plan, leading to a ferry system where...


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