Tolls being discussed for $1B project in Wash. State

Herald Net » A report due out in June will reveal what city, county and state folks think is the best way to unclog traffic where Highway 204, 20th Street SE and U.S. 2 converge on the east end of the westbound trestle. Those compiling the Interchange Justification Report started with eight concepts, looked at three of those more closely and have zeroed in on a preliminary preferred alternative.

2018-03-05T11:13:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Highways, Tolling, Washington|

Washington State set to follow rules on tracking transportation dollars

WTOP » Local experts are moving ahead with plans for the region to comply with federal rules aimed at helping the nation get a grip on everything from potholes and bridge repairs to greenhouse gas emissions. The MAP-21 and Fast Act rules require states, regional entities and providers of public transportation to collect and track data related to highway and transit issues, such as safety, infrastructure condition, system reliability and environmental sustainability.

2018-02-23T12:03:21+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Bridges, Energy, Federal Programs, Highways, Washington|

Seattle rail agency begins planning, design for 2 rail extensions

Engineering News-Record » The West Seattle Link Extension, proposed for 2030, includes a new fixed bridge, while the 2035 Ballard Link Extension requires both a new downtown Seattle light rail tunnel and a movable bridge. Both extensions move light rail west of Seattle, with the West Seattle portion heading across the Duwamish River with a 4.7-mile track extension. The Ballard extension runs mostly northwest 7.1 miles and requires a 3.3-mile downtown tunnel.

2018-02-09T10:17:34+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Metro Rail / Transit, Washington|

WSDOT looks into high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle

K5 News » The Washington Department of Transportation is looking into how a high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle would work. Back in December, the Washington DOT published a study that looked at how well an ultra-high-speed Train system would work in the Cascadia Mega region, which includes Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia area. It spans about 350 miles.

2018-01-24T10:10:33+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|High-Speed Rail, Washington|

Seattle to begin mileage tax pilot project

Roads & Bridges » The city of Seattle is looking to find a more diversified way of generating revenue, while also making the onus on its citizens as reasonable as possible. Enter a pilot project that is set to begin in approximately two weeks, by which drivers will face a pay-by-mile gas tax, versus a per-gallon gas tax.

2018-01-24T10:58:54+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Road Usage Charge, Washington|
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