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11 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

Economic study throws water on Haines rail plan

On the last day of March, railroad consultants Kells Boland and Claire Derome of Whitehorse said a proposed railroad from Yukon mines to the port of Haines is not economically feasible without help from a government or a major commercial customer.

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Related Topix: Haines, AK, Transportation, Railroads, Skagway, AK

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Parnell administration wants to bail out ailing refineries with tax breaks

A fast-track Parnell administration proposal to give tax breaks to Alaska oil refineries is moving through the Legislature despite concerns about cost estimates of $150 million or more over five years as well as questions about the effectiveness of the strategy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Transportation, Railroads, North Pole, AK, Anchorage, AK, Valdez, AK

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Seward City News

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meets, Hears Input, Expresses Frustration

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN - City of Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board met in council chambers for a work session on April 2. After hearing reports from Alaska Railroad and Seward Harbormaster, PACAB heard input about increases in a passenger fees that city of Seward collects and deposits into the Harbor Enterprise Fund.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Seward City News

Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN - At its regular meeting on April 1, Seward Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend that city of Seward dispose of a narrow lot in harbor subdivision by negotiation solely with Alaska Railroad.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Business Briefs: Wabtec signs deal with Alaska Railroad

Wilmerding-based rail parts manufacturer Wabtec said Wednesday it has signed a $16.6 million contract for its positive train control system equipment and services with Alaska Railroad Corp. Green Tree-based panoramic video technology company EyeSee360 has received an unspecified capital investment from Greenwich, Conn.,-based private equity firm ... (more)

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Related Topix: Transportation, Automakers, Wabtec Corporate, Railroads, Greenwich, CT, Marketing, Camcorders, Cameras

Business Journal

Wabtec signs $16.6M contract with Alaska Railroad

Wabtec Chairman and CEO Albert Neupaver said the company's PTC system continues to be developed and deployed by freight and passenger railroads in the U.S. Wabtec Corp. has signed contracts valued at $16.6 million with Alaska Railroad Corp. to provide Positive Train Control equipment and services, the Wilmerding-based company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Automakers, Wabtec Corporate, Railroads

Business Journal

Wabtec signs $16.6M contract with Alaska Railroad

Wabtec Corp. has signed contracts valued at $16.6 million with Alaska Railroad Corp. to provide Positive Train Control equipment and services, the Wilmerding-based company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Automakers, Wabtec Corporate, Railroads, Wilmerding, PA

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Preparing for the worst: Are we ready for the Great Alaska Earthquake of 2014?

A 9.2-magnitude earthquake on March 27, 1964, devastated many communities in Southcentral Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Anchorage, AK, Train Disaster, Transportation, Railroads

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Reality Check: Riding the tourism gravy train with 'Railroad Alaska'

With "Iditarod Unleashed" and "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" airing next week, I went to the dark side and changed my cable package to include the Sportsman Channel.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, True Hollywood Story, Entertainment, Television, Talkeetna, AK, Transportation, Railroads

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