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DOT Extends Comment Period on Transportation Plan to Feb. 1
House Transportation Committee to hold hearing on Jan. 29


January 22, 2008

(SitNews) - Representative Kyle Johansen, Chairman of the House Transportation committee, has scheduled a hearing on the Statewide Long Range Transportation Policy Plan, more commonly known as the 2030 plan.

Chairman Johansen (R- Ketchikan) urges local governments and all Alaskans to review the document and contact the Alaska Department of Transportation and the House Transportation Committee with their concerns and comments.

The hearing, scheduled at 1:30 on January 29, 2008, will be teleconferenced.

In addition to Johansen's announcement, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials also announced on Friday a second extension to the public review and comment period for the draft Statewide Long Range Transportation Policy Plan (SWLRTPP) update "2030 Let's Get Moving."

"There has clearly been an expression of interest for us to extend the period to allow for additional review and comment time," said Leo von Scheben, Commissioner, DOT&PF. "We greatly value the public's input and concerns regarding the future of Alaska's transportation plans."

The draft plan document is available for an extended public review period ending Feb. 1, 2008. The draft plan document is available for download from the project website by visiting .

Written comments on the draft plan should be sent electronically or by mail to the contact information to:

Eric Taylor
DOT&PF Division of Program Development
PO Box 112500
Juneau, Alaska 99801-2500

or emailed to: .

Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. AST, Feb. 1, 2008.
The SWLRTPP embodies the long-range vision, policies and objectives that identify important issues facing the state during the upcoming 20-year period. It is required by federal regulation (23CFR450.214) and draws its authority from Alaska Statute 44.42.050.


On the Web:

Draft Statewide Long Range Transportation Policy Plan (SWLRTPP)


Sources of News:

Alaska Department of Transportation

Office of Representative Kyle Johansen


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