I can not get there from here
Juneau with & # 39 is the capital of Alaska, but did you know that you can not drive there from anywhere in the world?
You can fly into Juneau or you can take the ferry to Juneau, but you can not really go there. There are no roads into Juneau. Can you imagine not able to reach the state capital in the country where you live?
Usually, a lot of business and a lot of power takes place in the state and # 39; s Capital. Not having easy access to it will create a lot of problems, would not it? Well, not in Alaska.
In fact, until a few years ago Juneau was two time zones or more from the rest of the state. A few years ago in Alaska had five time zones. Now we have only two time zones, and our capital is now in the same time zone as most of the state.
Governor Frank Murkowski has a transportation plan that will include the construction of 65 miles of track from Juneau to Skagway until 2010, which will connect the road to Juneau from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and most of Alaska.
Of course, you have to drive through part of Canada to get to Skagway. It does not really matter, since Canada still loves us.
Nevertheless, many Alaskans are not very enthusiastic about the idea of building an expensive way to Juneau. According to Skagway business owner, Jan Wrentmore, «It is as absurd the idea in 2010 as it is now."
Part of the problem is that Skagway and Haines depend on the system of sea ferry business, Skagway and Haines with & # 39 are the northern terminus for tourists who want to board the ferry and go. Fear that Juno will be the northernmost point of the ferry stop, when the road was built from Juneau Skagway.
"We are losing the status that we & # 39; ve been for 100 years, "said Jan Wrentmore. "This creates a competitive port."
Of course, the rest of Alaska is not very concerned about the issue of competitive port. The fact that the rest of Alaska does not bother the whole issue. Our legislators in the State Capital, seems to get along well situation at the moment.
Changes occur slowly in Alaska, and I would suggest that this issue will be discussed about good many years to come.
If we talk about it long enough, it will eventually become a mute question. We will not need the road. Sometimes we # 39; You can teleport himself to the capital, if we want to.
Beam me governor.