Another bump in federal cash coming to the corroding Port of Alaska
- February 14, 2020
- Posted by: poa
- Category: Port News
Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes
The Port of Alaska is getting another boost in federal funding.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s office announced Tuesday that the federal Department of Transportation Maritime Administration is awarding a $20 million grant to pay for infrastructure improvements.
“This grant will help restore the Port of Alaska’s status as a safe, cost-effective, reliable and resilient piece of infrastructure,” Sullivan said.
This follows a separate $25 million grant from the Department of Transportation for the port in November.
“The $20 million dollars is unambiguously good news for the Port of Alaska, and for the state generally,” said Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey.