At a 1 pm meeting tomorrow (Thursday, September 29) I expect the AMATS policy committee to release the draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for public comment. For those who aren’t transportation wonks, it might help to learn the MTP is the guide for allocation of federal, state and local dollars and will replace the existing Long Range Transportation Plan. Here’s a story from the local paper that provides some insight.
Despite the fact that I’m the only Anchorage municipal official to maintain a blog (as far as I know) I am not known for quick adaptations to new technology. I once had a Blackberry but didn’t like it much, our family computer is laughably old and my wife maintains the mp3 player in our home. Yes, my nieces and nephews tease me about this and, some day, my kids probably will too.
I received an interesting e-mail last week, here’s how it read:
Our office has moved. Our new address is 820 East 15th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Please update your records to reflect the new address.
Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority
Tomorrow evening’s (September 13) Assembly meeting is shaping up to be relatively quiet. The agenda, while somewhat long, has a fairly small number of measures likely to draw much attention. That, and at least three Assembly members are slated to be out of town with one beyond cellular range.
As many readers may know I returned to full-time employment earlier this year, which might help explain the relative dearth of recent blog posts. Sorry about that. But increased interaction with people generally less involved with the political process has the benefit of providing perspective one might not otherwise enjoy. So I’ve appreciated my co-workers’ recent questions about the current kerfuffle between the Plumbers & Pipefitters union and the city.
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