A proposal to beef up bus service on Riverside Drive will be put on hold until a Capital Transit Development Plan is revised.
Juneau’s bus service considered moving some portions of Route 4 off Mendenhall Loop Road and onto the south end of Riverside Drive, to provide service closer to Thunder Mountain High School. The city held several hearings earlier this summer and took a survey of riders.
City Manager Kim Kiefer says changing the route isn’t possible with current connections. She says the city’s public transportation plan will be updated instead.
“And that plan will look at the route for Riverside and look more in-depth at how we have our current route systems in place and how can we do it so we would be able to provide some level of service to the Dimond Park area,” she said.
The Assembly Monday night heard an update on the Capital Transit plan at the Committee of the Whole.
- The state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
- One shot was fired in an officer-involved shooting Saturday, according to the Juneau Police Department. Police say Sgt. Chris Gifford fired the shot that injured Jeremie Shaun Tinney, 38, of Juneau while officers were investigating a single-vehicle crash in the 16500 block of Ocean View Drive.