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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2020
Press Release: 20-0009
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov

Draft Alaska Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Out for Comment
Public Comments Accepted Through March 20 at 5 p.m.

(JUNEAU, Alaska)– The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is currently accepting public comments on the 2020-2023 draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is a fiscally constrained, four-year plan for the state’s surface transportation improvements receiving partial or full federal aid funding.

The STIP contains proposed road, bridge, marine highway, and transit projects open to public travel, and is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act so the state can receive federal highway and transit funding. The STIP is developed by DOT&PF, in cooperation with federal, state, local, and tribal transportation agencies, as well as regional metropolitan planning organizations.

Current federal funding for the State of Alaska, as laid out in the FAST Act, is close to $500 million annually for Alaska transportation priorities. Projects in the STIP are primarily federally funded, but require an approximate 9% match from the State of Alaska to leverage that federal funding.

At this time, these public meetings are scheduled to discuss the draft STIP and receive comments. Additional meetings may be added, these will be announced as they are finalized.

  • Fairbanks, Tuesday, Feb. 18, Fairbanks City Hall, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Juneau, Thursday, March 5, Valley Public Library, 5-7 p.m.

Public comments can also be submitted through Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. by phone at (907) 465-4070, email to dot.stip@alaska.gov, fax (907) 465-6984, or mail Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Division of Program Development, STIP Office, PO BOX 112500, Juneau, AK 99811-2500

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 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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