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Alaska opens new Aleknagik Wood River Bridge

Alaska officials cut the ribbon to open the new Aleknagik Wood River Bridge to motorists on Oct. 13. The bridge increases transportation safety by connecting Dillingham to Aleknagik and helping link local residents to businesses, schools and the airport. The local community is spread along both sides of Aleknagik Lake. Residents had to use snow machines and boats to commute. Read More »

AHMS summer 2016 schedule open to public for review

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) 2016 summer schedule, which looks to improve ferry service to Alaskans, was released Tuesday for public review. The proposed schedule lasts from May 2016 until September 2016 and is available online through FerryAlaska.com. The review and comment period has been extended to accommodate more feedback. All comments must be submitted by November 3, 2015. Read More »

Alaska’s budget impasse might elicit major transportation infrastructure cuts

Alaska’s Legislature is gripped in a budget deadlock that may produce major consequences for the state’s public service sectors -- especially the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has told all public sectors to prepare for cuts to services and employees in case the Legislature can’t pass a budget in time for the July 1 start of the fiscal year. Read More »

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