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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansion

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansionThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil its first steps toward expanding deep-water Arctic ports in Alaska, and Corps officials said Friday they plan to start by expanding the existing Port of Nome.

Truck crash blocks highway

A loaded tractor-trailer combination rolled over on Veterans Memorial Highway on Thursday morning.

Department of Transportation proposes reductions to marine highway service

Department of Transportation proposes reductions to marine highway serviceThe cuts would affect ferry service across Southeast and in Prince William Sound if the legislature holds the line on Gov. Bill Walker’s budget.

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chief

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chiefThe Alaska Marine Highway System has a new boss. Mike Neussl began work Monday as the Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner overseeing ferries.

Eyak salvaged, back in Sitka

Eyak salvaged, back in SitkaTen days after the 80-foot tender and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard hot springs, it’s back afloat.

AMHS to close ferry bar service this winter

AMHS to close ferry bar service this winterAMHS is closing bars on state ferries, a move that state Department of Transportation officials say will save about $750,000 a year.

Coast Guard maps out marine traffic lanes to the Arctic

Coast Guard maps out marine traffic lanes to the ArcticNew Arctic Waterways Safety Committee brings together stakeholders on Bering Strait routing and regulation.

Walker says Rupert terminal will be rebuilt

Walker says Rupert terminal will be rebuiltGov. Bill Walker says he’ll continue pushing for construction of a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Former Commissioner Marc Luiken appointed DOT chief

Former Commissioner Marc Luiken appointed DOT chiefThere’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing, roads, airports and ferries. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of the Department of Transportation.

DOT cleans up small slide along Glacier Highway

DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the slide occurred in the White path avalanche area of Mount Juneau and was mopped up relatively quickly.