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My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...predicting traffic in Lynn Canal," there's no excuse for ADOT not to have followed FHWA's guide for determining travel demand. Had they done so, it would have prolonged completion of the DSEIS. But the public would not be seeing the revised...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-how-adot-ignored-best-practic
Opinion
Weigh in on DOT's 20-year plan for Southeast

...Ferry day boats by 2017.? Construction of one or two new mainline ferries, depending on available funding and travel demand.? Replacement of ferries as they reach the end of their useful service life.? Completion of the highway to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/weigh-dots-20-year-plan-southeast
Local
Letter: Anti-road arguments far-fetched

...encountered, the most far-fetched was published in the Juneau Empire last week.Rich Moniak argues that pent-up travel demand does not exist in Juneau. He says that, "Alaskans aren't like our down-south cousins and residents in the Lynn...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-08/letter-anit-road-arguments-far-fetche
Letters
DOT releases SE Transportation Plan, available for public review

...Ferry day boats by 2017.? Construction of one or two new mainline ferries, depending on available funding and travel demand.? Replacement of ferries as they reach the end of their useful service life.? Completion of the highway to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-24/dot-releases-se-transportation-plan-ava
Local
Transportation plan calls for expansion

...reliability and frequency; provide for emergency medical transportation needs; better meet current travel needs and latent travel demand; reduce the community's isolation; provide improved access to the Admiralty Island National Monument; and support...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-26/transportation-plan-calls-expansion
Local
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

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