Carbon fee returns in Olympia as lawmakers consider $15 billion transportation package

The Seattle Times » A key state Senate committee gave early approval Wednesday to the state’s latest major transportation-spending package: a $15 billion plan to maintain and widen highways, fix culverts that impede fish passage, electrify ferries and partially fund a replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge between Vancouver and Portland.

2019-04-18T13:38:33-08:00March 6th, 2019|Fuel Tax, Washington|

Fixing traffic congestion ‘impossible,’ says Washington transportation chief

KOMO News » More and bigger highways won’t cure Washington state’s growing traffic woes and preventing congestion is an impossible goal from a financial standpoint. That gloomy assessment comes from Roger Millar. He says burgeoning traffic on the state’s roads is actually a symptom of a much bigger problem: People can’t afford to live where they work.

2018-10-08T10:43:22-08:00July 26th, 2018|Highways, Roads, Washington|

Alaskan Way Viaduct Tear-Down Contract Awarded to Kiewit

Engineering News-Record » As Washington State Dept. of Transportation officials look toward a fall 2018 opening of the 1.7-mile-long bored tunnel under downtown Seattle that will replace the aging 1953-opened Alaskan Way Viaduct—also part of State Route 99—the final contract in the $3.3-billion project to tear down the viaduct was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West.

2018-05-31T09:32:57-08:00May 21st, 2018|Alaskan Way Viaduct, Design-Build, Highways, Washington|

First water infrastructure loan under WIFIA awarded

WaterWorld » The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to King County, Wash., to help finance its Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station.

2018-04-23T15:09:17-08:00April 20th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, Washington, Wastewater, Water|
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