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January Issue 3 2015

Walker fires DOT commish after road report

Gov. Bill Walker fired Alaska Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp Jan. 12 after he urged Walker to move forward with the Knik Arm bridge and the Juneau access road projects, or face repaying up to $98.6 million to the federal government. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang wrote in a statement to the Juneau Empire that the governor wants department commissioners aligned with his priorities.

Most ferry rates going up; day boat work gets underway December Issue 3 2014

Most ferry rates going up; day boat work gets underway

The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, deputy state Transportation Department commissioner Reuben Yost said during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting.

December Issue 2 2014

Knik bridge study indicates minimal population impact

Other than changing the view to the north, the Knik Arm Crossing would not impact the look of Anchorage much at all, even in the long term, according to the latest study of the proposed bridge released Dec. 8.

Rare cargo options offered at Stevens Airport November Issue 4 2014

Rare cargo options offered at Stevens Airport

Oh, the possibilities. Thanks to a little two-paragraph amendment by the late Sen. Ted Stevens to the 2004 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, the airport now named after the senator is open to more business opportunities than virtually any other hub on Earth.

Hawaii company buys Horizon Alaska operations for $456M November Issue 3 2014

Hawaii company buys Horizon Alaska operations for $456M

Matson Inc. announced Nov. 11 it has agreed to purchase Horizon Lines Inc. Alaska operations for $456.1 million. Horizon uses three vessels to provide twice-weekly containership service to Anchorage and Kodiak and once-per-week service to Dutch Harbor from Tacoma, Wash.

November Issue 2 2014

Mat-Su Borough officials hope to trim $12.3M ferry bill

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will likely avoid paying back all of the $12.3 million it owes the federal government, manager John Moosey said of a bill that stems from a failed attempt to start Knik Arm ferry service. Moosey said borough leadership is putting a plan together that will hopefully convince the Federal Transit Administration to change its view on how the grant money should be handled. That plan should be sent to Washington, D.C., for consideration by late November, he said, as part of a revised schedule agreed to by the agency and the local government.