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Channel 2 NewsState officials say summer construction work on the New Seward Highway near its intersection with Tudor Road remains on schedule, despite delays imposed by bridge components that failed tests last year. According to Tim Croghan, a regional...
Channel 2 NewsTwo tour companies will transport visitors from Denali National Park to Fairbanks next year by bus instead of rail car. Princess Alaska Tours and Holland America say a two-hour bus ride instead of a four-hour Alaska Railroad trip will give tourists more...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Railroad Corp. says it will have to lay off more than two dozen people and leave a similar number of positions unfilled, due to budget shortfalls that have forced it to restructure the organization. The move comes after what the railroad...
Channel 2 NewsIt’s a job that’s anything but easy: driving up and down Alaska’s infamous Dalton Highway, with truckers facing dangerous road conditions and hours of isolation every time they get behind the wheel. A normal work week for drivers...
Channel 2 NewsThe Dalton Highway is widely considered to be the most dangerous road in North America, claiming lives almost every year. Built in 1974 to serve as the supply route between Alaska’s Interior and oil operations on the Arctic Ocean’s coast,...
Tags: Road Transportation, Travel
Channel 2 NewsDelta Air Lines says it will fly seasonal direct flights between Anchorage and the company’s primary hub in Atlanta, Ga. for more than two months this summer, becoming the latest airline to expand its Anchorage service. According to Delta...
Channel 2 NewsUpdate, (9:32 p.m.): A section of the Richardson Highway remained closed Friday night due to fierce winter conditions, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT spokesperson Meadow Bailey said mile 185 near Paxson...
Tags: Weather, Highway Transportation, Travel
Channel 2 NewsThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published Final Comment, denying the challenge made to the Federal Surface Transportation Board's approval of the Alaska Railroad Port MacKenzie extension. Three environmental groups, Alaska Survival, The Sierra Club,...
Tags: Railway Transportation, Travel
Channel 2 NewsThe state’s ferry system has a new chief, after Reuben Yost was named deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by Commissioner Pat Kemp Tuesday. Yost replaces Mike Neussl, who resigned earlier this month...
Tags: Highway Transportation, Travel
Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report on a black BMW sedan around the Church Road area of the Parks Highway Thursday morning, according to AST dispatch reports. At approximately 9:25 a.m. troopers...
Tags: Road Transportation, BMW, Travel
Channel 2 NewsNext year could be a bit leaner for the Alaska Railroad due to lower production of coal and refined fuel in the state's Interior. The railroad is anticipating significant decreases in next year's capital budget because of freight reductions. Flint...
Tags: Mining, Railway Transportation, Travel, Metal and Mineral, Coal
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Railroad offered passengers a ride on the "Holiday Train" this past Saturday and tickets sold out. More than 300 passengers boarded the Holiday Train for a ride from Anchorage to Indian and back. This is the second year Alaska Railroad...
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