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State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to Vigor

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to VigorThe Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaught

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaughtThe intensifying competition between Alaska Airlines and rival Delta Air Lines in the Western skies does not seem to be hurting the bottom line of either company.

Roads, ferries, airports: Meetings spotlight Southeast transportation plan

Roads, ferries, airports: Meetings spotlight Southeast transportation planSoutheast Alaskans can learn more about regional transportation projects at a series of meetings starting Aug. 6.

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvementsProposed changes could highlight link between greenhouse gas emissions and retreating glacier at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

State Archives accepts Alaska Railroad, Territorial court records

State Archives accepts Alaska Railroad, Territorial court recordsHistoric documents to be stored in SLAM now under construction

Headlights on, all the time

Headlights on, all the timeStarting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day.

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reported

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reportedA tourist train apparently derailed north of Skagway Wednesday afternoon, though early reports suggest there were no serious injuries.

Auke Bay roundabout close to completion

Auke Bay roundabout close to completionPaving should be finished by Friday

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbing

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbingThe state has spent nearly $70 million on transportation projects in Sitka over the last five years, and there’s more on the way.

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm Bridge

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm BridgeMore than 50 people gathered in the Government Hill neighborhood to protest the demolition of two homes. The state is clearing the land to make way for the proposed but not yet funded Knik Arm Bridge.