ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 33
JAY S. HAMMOND
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
September 23, 1976
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 1, Alaska Constitution,
and of AS 44.19.145(c) which specifically states that the Governor
may establish coordinating or advisory planning groups, I order
(a) Administrative Order No. 33, dated July 15, 1976 and amended
October 8, 1976 and October 5, 1977, is revoked and reissued.
This reissued order includes the original order as amended, and
transfers the Alaska Transportation Planning Council from the
Division of Policy Development and Planning to the Department
of Transportation and Public Facilities.
(b) The Alaska Transportation Planning Council is established
in the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The
council is composed of nine members who are appointed by and
serve at the pleasure of the governor.
(1) The members of the council must be individuals who are
members of the traveling public, who reflect a wide range of
viewpoints, and who have strongly indicated a dedication to public
(2) The council includes two statewide, at-large members,
one member from each of the four judicial districts of the State
of Alaska, one member from the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation
Study (AMATS) citizens advisory committee, one member from the
Fairbanks Metropolitan Area committee, and one municipal member
from the Southeast Conference of Alaska Cities.
(3) The members of the council are entitled to receive reimbursement
for travel expenses and per diem incurred on council business
in accordance with AS 39.20.180.
(4) The term of membership is three years. Initial appointments
are: three members for one year; three members for two years;
three members for three years. Members' terms will be established
by the Governor at the time of appointment. Members may be reappointed
for successive terms.
(C) Officers of the council are as follows: The chairperson
will be appointed by the Governor from members of the council.
The chairperson has a full vote. The chairperson may designate
a vice-chairperson who shall preside in the chairperson's absence
(D) The Department of Transportation shall furnish an executive
secretary to provide administrative support for the council.
The department shall furnish other staff support to the council,
(E) The council shall meet at the call of the Governor, the
Commissioner, the chairperson, or a majority of the members.
(F) The council shall develop recommendations to the Governor
(1) Policy for the development and implementation of a comprehensive
long-range multi-modal state transportation plan. In making the
recommendations for the plan, the council shall consider alternatives:
(A) for improving existing modes and facilities to ensure
safe and efficient transportation services;
(B) of providing transportation in the state, considering
the economic costs and benefits and the social and environmental
(C) to existing modes of transportation in urban areas and
the development of plans to improve urban transportation;
(D) for improving transportation for the
elderly, handicapped, and poor;
(E) for improving the movement of goods and
services, including transportation support for resource
(F) for energy conservation measures;
(G) for user funding of operational and
(2) Policy for the development and coordination of regional
transportation planning, including development of regional short-
and long-range inter-modal transportation plans and systems.
(3) Policy for the development of six-year facility and construction
program plans, including first and lifecycle cost budgets; functional
performance criteria; and schedules for completion.
(4) Policy for the provision of effective coordination of
state transportation planning with national transportation policy,
state and local land use policies, and local and regional transportation
plans and programs.
(5) Procedures for effective public involvement in transportation
planning and operations, considering the development of regional
transportation advisory boards, and, where applicable, the use
of the Alaska Growth Policy Council Public Forum.
(6) Procedures for the review and revision of state transportation
policies and plans.
(7) Other activities considered necessary by the council or
as directed by the governor.
(g) The council shall produce at least one report annually
detailing the findings, recommendations, and areas of study of
This reissued order takes effect on January 20, 1981.
Done at Juneau, Alaska on January 20, 1981.
S/S Jay S. Hammond
Jay S. Hammond
Governor of Alaska