More stories about Anchorage, AK

  • Bridging endangered habitat in Alaska's Cook Inlet

    Groundbreaking research enables a 1.74-mile bridge over a whale waterway to proceed.

  • Alaska city deploys Web-based permitting system

  • Alaska city has sign management down cold

    The traffic engineering division had to keep track of 65,000 street signs, and the outdated paper-based tracking system in place violated the municipal code that required the department to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of its traffic-control devices. They needed a cost-effective way to...

  • Tossing the tube

    John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain—researchers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ.—never dreamed that their invention of the transistor would become such a big deal in the waste industry when they received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956.

  • Alaska utility steps up customer service

    The Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility—seeking to streamline customer service and billing operations—has implemented a new customer information system to serve its 55,000 clients.


  • Barrier provides a clear solution

    In a place known for pristine mountain views and limited sunlight, the Alaska DOT (ADOT) chose an alternative approach for the construction of a highway noise barrier that runs along 4000 feet of heavily traveled highway bordering Anchorage Airport: transparency.