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Lawmakers predict daylight saving bill will pass Senate this week

...newest version of MacKinnon's bill includes a provision that would compel Gov. Bill Walker to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconsider multiple time zones in the state. In 1983, the state decided to consolidate its five time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/lawmakers-predict-daylight-saving-bill-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Moving Southeast Alaska's time zones

...numerous service businesses supporting the tourism industry.Although CSSB 6 does provide for petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Southeast Alaska to move back to the Pacific Time Zone, there is no provision for a fallback...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-moving-southeast-alaskas-time
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska should repeal Daylight Saving Time

...associated with commerce that occurs between Alaskans and the Lower 48, this bill includes a petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation that could result in changing Alaska's Standard time zone to Pacific Time. The bill's implementation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/my-turn-alaska-should-repeal-daylight
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Ending daylight saving time will leave Juneau in the dark

...solve this problem for Southeast by causing another one. The bill calls for the governor to petition the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Alaska to put Southeast Alaska into the Pacific Time Zone. The DOT controls the boundaries of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/empire-editorial-ending-daylight-savi
Opinion
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...conference that she will introduce an amendment to her bill that would compel the governor to write to the U.S. Department of Transportation - the gatekeeper on timezone changes - asking it to hold public testimony in Alaska on the prospect of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/daylight-saving-change-could-mean-multi
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Save the daylight for Southeast

...saving time. I think the argument about saving energy is bogus, too. During the 1973 oil embargo, the U.S. Department of Transportation claimed the U.S. would consume 600,000 less barrels of oil every year by lengthening the period of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-20/my-turn-save-daylight-southeast
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

...Pacific Time to Yukon Time in order to reduce the two-hour difference between Juneau and the Railbelt.The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the change, but so many people were upset by the move that it was reversed a year later.We've...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-11/empire-editorial-daylight-saving-time
Opinion
Daylight saving time bill springs forward

...would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider moving part or all of Alaska...he said.An aide to MacKinnon said the U.S. Department of Transportation would primarily consider the impacts on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/daylight-saving-time-bill-springs-forwa
State | AK legislature
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...be."The postponement is evidence that there is still a good talking relationship between Alaska, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Canadian officials," she said.The project is estimated at between $10 million and $20 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Federal highway fund not worrying AKDOT

A July 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Transportation about the federal highway trust fund's fiscal condition has some states sweating if new road projects will be funded as planned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-07/federal-highway-fund-not-worrying-akdot
State

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