Here’s a look inside the Alaska Department of Transportation as it changed hands in the midst of its earthquake response.
The Federal Highway Commission released the funds Saturday after it said it received a request from Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and the state transportation commissioner, Marc Luiken.
Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III has introduced legislation that’s part of a larger plan to restructure ferry funding and management. One measure would move nearly $200 million from the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings reserve into a ferry operations account.
Heading into a busy year for the state corporation, questions linger about financing and project structure.
The person overseeing the Alaska Marine Highway System is leaving his post. Capt. Mike Neussl submitted his resignation May 4 and his boss accepted.
The money would be designated to maintain the state’s roads, as well as airports and ferries.
Walker shut down two megaprojects: the Knik Arm bridge and the Susitna-Watana dam
The ribbon cutting was held on Monday for the new, $139 million Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum.
The new, wider Glacier Highway bridge over the Mendenhall River was dedicated on Saturday.
The town had long been divided between the north and south shores of Aleknagik, water or ice between.