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New Video Describes Challenges of Building Rural Airports

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska)The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Division of Statewide Aviation released the second video, in a two-part series,  illustrating the vital lifeline aviation provides for 82% of Alaskan communities.

Filmed at airport locations across the state, Alaska’s Aviation Lifeline Counting the Costs features interviews with airport construction and management staff who describe the fiscal and logistical challenges of building airports in the rugged, remote parts of the state.

“This video demonstrates the importance of aviation as a lifeline to remote Alaska, and explains why rural airports are challenging and expensive to build and maintain,” said Deputy Commissioner Steve Hatter. “We desire for people to better understand the work we do and some of the unique project and fiscal challenges we face in accomplishing our mission to deliver safe and efficient aviation infrastructure.”


 

The new video “Alaska’s Aviation Lifeline: Counting the Costs”

Filmed at airport locations across Alaska, "Counting the Costs" features interviews with airport construction and management staff who describe the fiscal and logistical challenges associated with building airports in the rugged, remote regions of the state. The video documents how important it is to invest in airports, despite the challenges, because they serve such a basic transportation role to many residents who do not have other reliable transportation options. (Published on May 3, 2013)

The first video “Alaska Aviation Lifeline Story” can be viewed at these links:
Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/39894638

YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDGw09IuApE  

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Division of Statewide Aviation produced the first of a two-part series video illustrating how aviation serves as a lifeline for 82% of the communities in Alaska. Filmed in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the video features interviews with village residents and service providers who describe how important aviation is in their lives. (Published on April 9, 2013)

 
ADOT&PF oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.

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