After a year of partnership and coordination, the State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles and Bristol Bay Native Corporation announced the first mobile DMV in Alaska.
The good news is that the majority of construction projects that take place in the 49th State are financed by federal funds; the bad news is that the state’s general fund, which is used to provide matching money to move these projects forward, has been reduced.
Most experts indicate that the Last Frontier has turned the corner and in 2020 will claw its way out of the recession that started several years ago. However, the recovery is not expected to be uniform, as Anchorage remains in recession and many of the impacts of the state’s budget cuts have yet to play out.
If roads could talk…what would they say? The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is encouraging Alaskans to visit its Facebook page and enter its caption contest for the chance to win a generator donated by Associated General Contractors.
Partnering with global surf forecasting site Surfline, Alaska will discount up to 30 percent off flights to and from Hawaii based on the height of forecasted waves around the islands.
Bowhead Transport, LLC, a subsidiary of UIC, was busy for most of the summer hauling construction materials and supplies into Mertarvik, where residents of Newtok are relocating.