Permitting & Land Leasing
PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL RIGHT-OF-WAY USE POLICY (RRUP)
APRIL 2013 UPDATE
In October 2012, the Alaska Railroad (ARRC) released an updated draft of a proposed Residential Right-of-Way Use Policy (RRUP). The draft RRUP released in October 2012 revised a previous version considered by the ARRC Board of Directors at its June 2012 meeting, Revisions were based on public comments submitted before, during and after that the June Board meeting. The October 2012 draft is available here:
The Railroad solicited additional public input on the updated draft policy. Members of the public provided written and verbal comments during the fall 2012 ARRC Board of Directors meeting and during public meetings held early November 2012 in Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks.
December 2012 through March 2013, the Railroad shifted focus to respond to significant financial challenges, including a company re-organization and the elimination of more than 50 positions. With the implementation of those changes underway, Railroad staff and board members can now re-focus energies on several important issues, including guidance for safe, consistent residential use of the railroad’s right-of-way.
Based on the additional public input in late 2012, Alaska Railroad staff and board members are working to simplify the fee structure portion of the October 2012 RRUP draft. The Board of Directors’ real estate committee plans to meet during the summer to finish updating the draft RRUP. A revised draft policy will be presented to the Board of Directors during a regular board meeting later this year. The topic will be included in a Board meeting public notice, and the revised RRUP draft will be posted here.
If you have any questions about the policy approval process please direct them to Alaska Railroad VP of Business Management and Corporate Affairs Wendy Lindskoog at (907) 265-2498. If you have questions about specific land that may be affected by the policy please contact Alaska Railroad Director of Real Estate Karen Morrissey at (907) 265-2617.
Written comments should be addressed to:
- Wendy Lindskoog, Board Secretary
Alaska Railroad, Corporate Affairs
P.O. Box 107500
Anchorage, AK 99510-7500
An overview of Alaska Railroad Corporation's Land Reserves and Leasing Policies.
Table of Contents
LEASE POLICY (amended June 7, 2012)
LEASE APPLICATION PACKET
Application Includes: Lease Application Procedures, Lease Application, Credit Application and Environmental Questionaires(See Lease Handbook for Lease Process & Timeline)