The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
If we’re going to get anywhere, it will be with the federal transportation bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.
The bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, provides funding for the nation’s highways, ferries and railroads for the next five years.
All in Alaska’s congressional delegation worked on the bill, which results in millions of dollars coming into the state. Alaska will receive more than $2.6 billion between fiscal year 2016 and 2020.