Poor advice from a car’s GPS unit led a man to drive off the ferry in Whittier and straight into the small boat harbor.
A proposal to beef up bus service on Riverside Drive will be put on hold until a Capital Transit Development Plan is revised.
Alaska is slated to receive more than $20 million of unspent funds. The money is part of nearly half a billion dollars that the U.S, Department of Transportation has discovered went unspent.
An Alaska Airlines headed from California to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing after the plane’s cabin lost pressure.
The city-owned airport already has $1-million for the project, but Airport Manager Jeannie Johnson says that only pays for three lights, when ideally there should be at least eight.
Officials in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are trying to figure out what to do with their $80 million ferry.
Some Alaska communities are pushing back against a new requirement that ships sailing within 200 miles of the coast burn cleaner fuel. They say the rule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will hurt cruise traffic and increase shipping costs.
New federal air-pollution restrictions will affect cruise and some other vessels sailing Alaska waters.
But they will not impact state ferries.
The Juneau Assembly is set to move forward with “housekeeping” changes to the city’s Marine Passenger Fee code. The five-dollar per head fee for cruise ship travelers was enacted by Juneau voters in 1999, before Congress passed the most recent federal law governing how such money can be spent.
The Transportation Security Administration and Alaska Airlines are asking travelers to get to Juneau International Airport at least two hours before departing flights are scheduled to leave.