Archive » Transportation

AIDEA backs first loans for LNG trucking plan

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board approved $23.1 million in loans for the Interior Energy Project April 3 — money that will be used to build the first part of the complex natural gas supply chain for Fairbanks-area residents.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Gambling with lives in the name of green gospel

Cowboy humorist and vaudevillian Will Rogers was ahead of Jon Stewart by at least 70 years when he once said, “Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”

New plan aims to advance Knik bridge

The heart of Alaska’s infrastructure is as close as it has ever been to adding a major artery. Who will cover the cost of the project is a decision now before the Legislature.

Refinery shutdown may impact asphalt supply, costs

The full fallout from closing Flint Hills Resources North Pole oil refinery upcoming on June 1 might not be known until the peak paving season hits in late July.

IRS says state air carriers can apply for excise tax refunds

In a March 14 letter to Sen. Mark Begich, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen offered refunds to Alaska air carriers that improperly applied disputed excise taxes meant for regular passenger service.

Archive » Tours and Travel

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It’s almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not great, 2014 visitor season.

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season

Scientists are expecting Southeast Alaska’s marine waters to fill with king salmon this summer — and fishing guides are among those angling for a boost to their businesses as a result of the strong forecasts.

Bed tax numbers, 2014 visitor outlook strong

Hotels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts in the state’s major destinations had a healthy year in 2013 based on preliminary bed tax results.

Cruisers rebound to pre-recession peak of 1M visitors

After three decades, state tourism ads back on network TV

Commercials encouraging tourists to visit Alaska are appearing on broadcast television for the first time more than three decades.

 

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