Alaska railroad efforts should not be minimized

We Alaskans are so fortunate and should feel grateful that our fearless U.S. Representative Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad to continue capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad to “Nowhere” and that they regard Fairbanks, Alaska as “Nowhere”. Aren’t you?

Coming from California, I remember hearing that many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge was considered building a Bridge to Nowhere. Our Alaska Pipeline was also presumed to be a Pipeline to Nowhere by challengers and look at how much oil it has piped outside for the last 30 years.

Hopefully our Alaska Railroad will expand and connect to Canada and the North America Railroad grid. That’s Irrefutably Not “Nowhere”. It’s awesome having Representative Don Young expertly working for us Alaskans in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Congressman Don Young for keeping our Alaska Railroad going SOMEWHERE. We’re glad you’re always looking out for us Alaskans!

Phillip Clary

Anchorage

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:20

We don’t benefit from Pioneer Road

We disagree with Ben Brown’s statements about the Douglas Pioneer Road. He stated that “all Juneau residents will benefit from this road.” We take vigorous... Read more

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:19

Yes to both ballot propositions

I am voting yes on both propositions on the Oct. 3 ballot. Proposition 1 will extend the 1 percent sales tax and use our sales... Read more

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:09

Boycotting the NFL

I’m writing today to comment on the Monday opinion column by Karen E. Quinones Miller “Why I’m boycotting the NFL.”... Read more

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:09

Senior sales tax exemption

As a senior citizen of Juneau, I would like to clarify a few things in the recent letter to the editor by Tomas Boutin. First,... Read more