Vehicle weight limit bills introduced in Alaska legislature

Vehicle weight limit bills introduced in Alaska legislature

Representative Ashley Carrick (House District 35) recently introduced House Bill 305 “An Act relating to vehicle weight limits and providing for an effective date”. Senator Scott Kowasaki (Senate District P) introduced the companion bill, SB218, in the...
Corporate Fascism in Alaska

Corporate Fascism in Alaska

By David Ray Cornberg, Ph.D. (Reprinted with permission of author) Corporate fascism happens when corporations, domestic and foreign, buy governments and require them to do the bidding of the corporation regardless of the consequences for the government’s citizens and...
Kinross changes ore haul route

Kinross changes ore haul route

In response to the lawsuit filed by the Committee for Safe Communities, lawyers for Peak Gold LLC announced in court papers that there is a change to the route the ore trucks will take through Fairbanks. Instead of using the Mitchell-Peger-Johansen loop to connect the...
DOT Commissioner shuts down future TAC meetings

DOT Commissioner shuts down future TAC meetings

At the end of a long 4-hour TAC meeting yesterday and a quick sidebar in the hallway by meeting organizers, it was announced that this would be the last public TAC meeting. Shelly Wade, the meeting moderator, explained that DOT Commissioner Anderson had ordered the...
UPDATE: In-person option added for TAC meeting

UPDATE: In-person option added for TAC meeting

The next Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting will be held: Date:      November 16, 2023  Time:     9:00am-1:00pm Location:  Key Bank Building, 100 Cushman Street, room 215 Zoom Option: check project website   UPDATE: Late on Wednesday, an in-person...

Interior Delegation meets with constituents

Over 50 Interior residents met with most of the Interior Delegation on October 31, 2023, to present the results of ASAH’s anti-ore haul petition, give updates on where the Corridor Study and state transportation plans are at, outline the known costs to the State...
Lawsuit filed against DOT

Lawsuit filed against DOT

The Committee for Safe Communities (CSC) filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) on October 19, 2023. The complaint seeks “injunctive relief and orders to compel the Defendant (DOTPF) to follow and enforce...
TAC asks for pause on ore haul

TAC asks for pause on ore haul

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) met for 4 hours on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Discussions centered on TAC motions to forward to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) and operational traffic impacts of adding ore truck traffic...