Public Works Department

Public Works Divisions


Capital Transit

Mission Statement
Capital Transit is responsible for providing safe, reliable, low-cost transportation to insure that all citizens have the ability to access and participate in the community.

Capital Transit provides a reliable transportation alternative to the automobile to reduce the presence of automobiles in the community and especially in downtown Juneau.

Capital Transit is a service agency. We are dedicated to providing the best possible transit service to the community. Of primary importance is the satisfaction of the passenger, the respect of other users of the roads, streets, and highways, and a positive image of Capital Transit among all citizens of the community. All that we do is in support of this mission.

Program Descriptions
Oversee and administer all Capital Transit activities to insure that resources are being utilized in the most efficient and productive manner. Supervise the use and maintenance of capital facilities and equipment valued at nearly ten million dollars. Provide employee supervision, evaluation, safety and developmental training. Distribute bus schedules, monthly bus passes, and bus tokens.

Prepare and administer the budget, maintain accounting and payroll records, transfer revenues, and monitor expenditures. Obtain and administer Federal and State grants for operations and capital acquisitions and insure compliance with State, and Federal reporting requirements.

Basic Transit Service
This is the core of transit service in Juneau, providing local hourly service to Douglas, West Juneau, downtown Juneau, Lemon Creek, the Mendenhall Valley and Auke Bay. The current workload includes: Hours of operation - 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Saturday, and 8:30 am to 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Commuter Service
This service is directed primarily at weekday commuters to and from the Downtown area. The current workload includes: Hours of operation - 6:30 am to 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Express Service
This service supplements the Basic Transit Service to provide more efficient transportation between downtown Juneau and the Juneau International Airport commercial area, as well as direct campus to campus service to the University of Alaska. The current workload includes: Hours of operation - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Care-A-Van Service
The Care-A-Van service provides transportation to the elderly and persons with disabilities who cannot access the fixed route buses. Service requirements are mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This service is contracted out to Southeast Senior Services. The Current workload includes: Hours of operation - 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Vehicle Maintenance
Preventive maintenance, repair, overhaul, and daily cleaning of 14 transit coaches, two service vehicles, and eight 15 passenger vans with wheelchair lifts.

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Fleet Maintenance

Mission Statement
Public Works Fleet Maintenance provides preventive maintenance and repair of public works automotive equipment. This work will protect the publicís investment in these resources and provide safe and dependable units using cost effective methods so that City employees can perform with a minimum of downtime. Public Works Fleet Maintenance also provides the City with an automated fuel system at two locations.

Program Description
The Public Works Division supervises, manages and performs the maintenance and repair of all Public Works owned vehicles, off-road equipment, standby generators and automated fuel dispensing system. The division also provides technical assistance to departments in developing equipment related specifications, system and equipment design and failure analysis.

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Streets

Mission Statement
The Public Works Streets Division is committed to maintaining and repairing the complex network of streets, sidewalks, traffic control devices, stairways, storm drainage facilities, and street appurtenances throughout the City and Borough of Juneau. We are committed to constantly training our personnel to ensure that these systems are maintained in the best condition possible. The safety of the general public in the use of these systems is of paramount importance.

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Waste Management

Mission Statement
The mission of the Waste Management Program is to eliminate improper disposal of hazardous wastes through public education, convenient collection, and safe disposal of these materials.

Program Description
The Waste Management Program collects and disposes of hazardous waste not accepted at the landfill.

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Wastewater Utility Division

Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the health and quality of life for the City and Borough of Juneau Wastewater Utility Divisionís customers by providing them an effective efficient system for collecting, treatment, and disposing of wastewater and its byproducts at a reasonable price while providing customer service in a prompt and courteous manner.

Program Description
The Wastewater Utility Division collects human waste conveys waste to the treatment facilities, biologically treats the waste and disposes of all waste materials generated in the process. To ensure public and environmental safety, this must be done in compliance with EPA and ADEC regulations.

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Water Utility

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Water Utility is to insure that the collection, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution of water is done in a professional manner which protects the publicís health requirements. To provide potable water that is satisfactory for drinking in its physical, chemical and biological characteristics. To produce adequate quantities of water to meet the demands for consumption and fire suppression in a cost effective manner that preserves the publics investment in the Areawide Water System.

Administration
The Water Utility Administration is provided by three people, the Superintendent, Resident Engineer and the Divisional Secretary. The primary duties include oversight of the maintenance and operations of the area wide water system, insuring compliance with current ADEC and EPA water regulations, developing expenditure and revenue flow, project management and construction review and public relations. In addition it serves as the focal point for news releases, regulatory agency submittals, public education programs, and short and long term planning.

Maintenance
The Maintenance section is administered by the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and consists of six full time employees and two Seasonal Permanent employees. They are required to prepare and implement a maintenance program which insures the dependability and prolonged life of the area wide water system. This includes field maintenance of all transmission and service lines, valves, fire hydrants and other appurtenances. This also includes line location for contractors and other utilities as well as leak detection. All minor in-house construction and betterment projects are done by the maintenance staff. In addition to field work an extensive set of maps, parts inventory and several computer data base systems are maintained as well.

Operations
The Operations section is also administered by the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and has 4.5 permanent employees. One staff member is shared with the Wastewater Utility for customer service. They perform the collection, treatment, and insure availability of water that meets all current federal, state, and local requirements for potable water. They are responsible for the accurate accounting of all water supplied to the community annually. They take samples for testing from throughout the system daily as well as monitor and record data from the pump stations, reservoirs and the distribution system both in the field and with the Telemetry System. They maintain and read all meters each month, are responsible for the handling of delinquent accounts and turning service on and off. Additional duties include answering billing questions, investigation of high/low consumption and supplying and maintaining an extensive inventory of parts for new customer hook-up.

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City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385
http://www.juneau.org