The STIP is Alaska’s list of priority state and local projects from 2012 through 2015 eligible for partial or full federal funding. The Federal Highway Administration requires all state transportation departments to put together a STIP.
Juneau projects include a new Brotherhood Bridge, a multi-use pathway between the bridge and the UAS campus, Egan Highway resurfacing, and a new outbound lane at the Salmon Creek and Egan intersection near Bartlett Regional Hospital.
This report outilines statewide priorities and funding issues.
- There has been no sign of progress in resolving the state's budget crisis. Special sessions typically cost $20,000 to $30,000 each day.
- Reliable food sources are more important to Steller sea lions than abundant prey.
- The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.
- A 60-year-old Juneau woman came home Tuesday night to find her door forced open, according to a Juneau Police Department news release. She chased two men out of her home, and then continued after them giving police updates on their location until their arrest, according to the police.