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Skepticism dooms study of rail link to North Slope

...University of Alaska Fairbanks analyzing a potential railroad connection between Fairbanks and Deadhorse.House Transportation Committee members reacted skeptically, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Isaacson said the rail extension...
Lawmakers head to DC to push for ANWR drilling is," she said. Rep. Bob Herron is the primary sponsor of the House version of the bill. Also, the House Transportation Committee is scheduled to hear HB128, which would prohibit minors from talking on cellphones while driving. Last year...
Young, Republicans seek to arm pilots, put officers at airport screeners

...unanimously passed its own security bill last week that includes a provision to arm pilots. Young, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, introduced legislation that says the government ''shall not'' stop airline pilots from carrying guns...
Accelerated construction bill moves out of committee

...350 million to accelerate development of 11 transportation projects around the state was approved by the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. Members voted 5-1 to move the House Bill 319 over the objections of Rep. Allen Kemplen, who...
Lawmakers prep for 1st full week

...a "more stable, more predictable" pension tier for teachers and public employees. Also Thursday, the House Transportation Committee will hear HB255, a ban on texting while driving. The state's intended ban, passed in 2008, faces a legal...
Suspension of state gas tax questioned

...time that we have to be pulling our fair weight," said Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, who chairs the House Transportation Committee. Sen. Linda Menard, R-Wasilla, a member of the Senate's Transportation Committee said helping out...
D.C. deal reached on cruise ship waste

...contributing to the demise of the Coast Guard bill. An aide to Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, R-Md., chairman of the House Transportation Committee's Coast Guard panel, said the bill was in trouble because of an unrelated issue of cruise ship liability...
Alaska Rep. Don Young unhappy with how bill was handled

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's Rep. Don Young and several House Transportation Committee members are criticizing a spending bill approved last week. Young says the bill will take millions of dollars away from state...
Critics pan plan to pay for fast ferry

...projects was slowed Tuesday by questions about Southeast Alaska's share. Rep. Andrew Halcro, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said he would hold the bill until Knowles administration officials answer questions about a fast ferry that...
Fuel tax on hold for now what the marketplace does to the price of gasoline. House Bill 59 was pulled from the agenda of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday amid concerns that consumers already will have to pay significantly more at the pumps. Committee...


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