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My Turn: Positive things about the Lynn Canal Highway

...its fares to Anchorage by 90 percent, it would have to quadruple its daily jet service in and out of Juneau to meet travel demand. When the Lynn Canal Highway is built and the cost to travel in northern Southeast is reduced by 90 percent, travel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112307/opi_20071123002.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Airlines adds $15 charge to first checked bag

...fuel cost, we're disappointed to report a loss for the quarter. To minimize the impact of the steep decline in air travel demand, we have reduced our schedules, reallocated capacity and taken fare actions," said Bill Ayer, Alaska Air Group's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042409/sta_432468490.shtml
My turn: Critics make erroneous claims about fast ferries

...80 million and construction costs by $242 million when compared with expansions of the existing AMHS model. The travel demand projections on which the VSS was based were derived from a three-volume "marketing and pricing study" conducted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112205/opi_20051122002.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Facts rather than road myths

...addressed this issue when it stated snow sheds or road closures would be necessary, and based on costs and winter-travel demand, closures would be used. The Golder report does not undermine the conclusions of the final impact statement; it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061907/opi_20070619022.shtml
Opinion
Road alternative costs travelers less than ferry system

...less than 200 gallons of fuel. Because a road is open 24 hours a day, alternative 2B would accommodate the greatest travel demand of any of the alternatives and provide the most flexibility for Alaska families and individuals who could travel at...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061106/opi_20060611044.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...programs like these less appealing. Along with improving Egan with interchanges, I agree we should try to reduce travel demand. However, I don't agree with Mr. Barker that a program to adjust work hours, regulate parking and encourage carpooling...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050201/Ope_Letter1.shtml
My Turn: Empire's Juneau Access economics don't add up

...The cost to maintain the road is $4 million versus the $11 million currently spent to transport one-sixth the travel demand. The road alternative will move the full demand of six times the current volume of travelers, provide a quarter-billion...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030105/opi_20050301016.shtml
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