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The Alaska Railroad has the exclusive right to use its right of way - 8/21/14
Alaska Dispatch
Linda Leary

A recent opinion piece by John Pletcher raised questions about the Alaska Railroad right-of-way. Mr. Pletcher suggests the Alaska Railroad Corp. -- the public corporation that owns and operates the state’s railroad -- has overstepped its authority over the ROW and is attempting to undermine private property rights. That is not the case, and the railroad appreciates this opportunity to set the record straight.

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Alaska Railroad Moves Forward - 8/17/14
Alaska Business Monthly

It's been a long season of change for the state-owned Alaska Railroad Corporation, and it’s not over yet. But with a new CEO at the helm and increased interest in a few of the railroad’s services, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon.

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Alaska's longest bridge completed across Tanana River - 8/12/14
Anchorage Daily News
Dermot Cole

SALCHA -- Alaska's top elected officials gathered here Tuesday to mark the completion of the longest bridge in Alaska, expressing hope that someday it will be part of a railroad connection to Canada and the Lower 48, though no money is headed down the tracks anytime soon.

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Cost of delayed Point MacKenzie rail spur swells to $300 million plus - 8/12/14
Anchorage Daily News
Zaz Hollander

PALMER -- A 33-mile rail line extension connecting the lethargic Matanuska-Susitna Borough port at Point MacKenzie to commerce-boosting Alaska Railroad tracks near Houston is still $119 million short.

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Tanana River Crossing: Alaska’s longest bridge opens - 8/12/14
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Sam Friedman

SALCHA -- Alaska's newest and longest bridge won't be a bridge to nowhere, promised statewide and local leaders Tuesday afternoon at the ceremonial completion of the Tanana River Crossing.

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Mat-Su train service still long way down track railroad says - 8/1/14
Alaska Dispatch News

WASILLA -- Sorry, Mat-Su commuters. The Alaska Railroad won't be starting a test run of scheduled rail service between the Valley and Anchorage any time soon.

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