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Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers to Call for More Safety Measures on Alaska’s Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway A view of Dalton Highway. (Alaska Department of Transportation)

Representatives of the Alaskan trucking community plan to call for improved maintenance efforts along Dalton Highway, a harrowing route in the northeastern part of the state that became the site of a driver’s fatal crash Aug. 24.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government

Alaska Sends Trump White House Infrastructure Wish List

Port of Anchorage

The Port of Anchorage is among the major infrastructure projects in need of federal assistance that Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) highlighted in a recent memo to the Trump administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2017
Government

Report: Alaska Gasoline Tax Rate Would Stay Below National Average Even Under Proposal to Triple It

JLS Photography - Alaska/Flickr

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaskans spend less than one-tenth of 1% of their personal income on the state's rock-bottom gasoline tax, according to a new report, released as the Legislature takes up Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to triple the tax.

Nathaniel Herz | Alaska Dispatch News
January 26, 2017
TCA

Regulators: Tanker-Truck Crashes and Spills an Increasing Worry on Alaska Highways

Alaska DOT

Federal and state regulators in Alaska say they're working to stem what has been a growing number of tanker-truck accidents in recent years — including three big rollovers since September that dumped thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into woods and wetlands.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
November 28, 2016
Government

After Failed Port Expansion, Anchorage Settles With Contractors for $12.6 Million

Port of Anchorage

Anchorage has settled out of court for $12.6 million with three subcontractors in the city’s failed port expansion project while a lawsuit against other players in the complex drama continues.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
October 31, 2016
Government

Alaska Governor Expects Budget Impasse to Continue Until November

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said on July 14 that he doesn’t expect a legislative impasse over his budget vetoes to be solved until after the November elections. He spoke on the eve of what he expects will be an attempt by both houses of the Legislature to override his vetoes. The impasse has now lasted into a fifth special legislative session.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2016
Government

Alaska Legislature to Work Beyond Overtime to Solve Budget Crisis

Unable to resolve Alaska’s unprecedented budget crisis despite working 31 days past the usual 90-day session, the state’s Legislature adjourned on May 18 when the House fell one vote shy of the two-third majority necessary to keep going.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2016
Government, Business

Span Alaska Cites LTL Freight Forwarding in Purchase of Pacific Alaska Freightways

Freight forwarder Span Alaska Transportation has acquired transportation services provider Pacific Alaska Freightways, creating what Span Alaska termed the largest less-than-truckload freight forwarder serving Alaska.

September 22, 2015
Government

Alaska's Dalton Highway Reopens

Alaska’s “road to the bank” is back in operation after an 18-day closing caused by flooding off the northern slope of the Brooks Range that occurred when mid-May temperatures hit 70 degrees and much of the spring break-up of ice happened suddenly.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 10, 2015

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