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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Streets & Fleet Maintenance

Street 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.

Fleet Mission Statement
Public Works Fleet Maintenance provides preventive maintenance and repair of public works automotive equipment. This work will protect the public’s 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.

Fleet 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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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

The City and Borough of Juneau Wastewater Utility provides effective and efficient system for collecting, treatment, and disposing of wastewater and its byproducts, while maintaining compliance with USEPA and ADEC regulations, ensuring environmental welfare, and providing customer service in a prompt and courteous manner.

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Water Utility

The City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility ensures an adequate supply of high quality drinking water to the public in compliance with USEPA and ADEC regulations through the production, treatment, storage, transmission, distribution, and metering of the resource.



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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