Municipality of Anchorage Victorious in Major Federal Lawsuit

Mayor's Office

12/9/2021

​​December 9, 2021

Anchorage, AK ­– Today, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the Municipality of Anchorage in its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) lawsuit concerning the Port of Alaska. In a legal matter that has been pending before this Court for 7 years, the Court found that MARAD breached its contract with MOA by failing to provide design, construction and project management services free of defects for the Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion Project. The Court of Federal Claims has yet to make a final decision regarding damages, but the Municipality anticipates the Court will issue a decision soon.

“The Port of Alaska is a vital piece of infrastructure for all Alaskans, with roughly 90% of our population touched by goods that come through the Port. This is a victory for Alaska. The Court's decision comes at a crucial time as we are working with state and federal partners to secure nearly $1.6 billion to repair the Port, to ensure our supply chain is kept intact, and guarantee food security for our citizens," said Mayor Dave Bronson.

Media Contact: Robert B. McNeily, Public Information Officer, Mayor's Office, robert.mcneily@anchorageak.gov , 907-885-1594​