Puget Sound Transportation Projects

My thoughts on transportation in the Puget Sound area and transportation issues in general.

Archive for the 'Central Sound' Category


Potential Rail Between Ballard and Downtown Seattle?

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Potential-rail-routes-between-Ballard-downtown-62113 Eight potential routes have been proposed for rail between Ballard and Downtown Seattle. More information is available here: http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/Ballard-transit-expansion-study Ben

Connection to New SR 520 Floating Bridge Being Built

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/06/20_520WestConnectionBridge.htm The West Connection Bridge structure which connects the new SR 520 floating bridge to the existing roadway is under construction. This is excellent news. This project has been delayed for too long. Ben

No Brake Issues With Sound Transit Bus

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021180840_buscrashtotemlakexml.html No brake issues were found on the bus that killed an Eastside couple last month. Bem

SR 520 Pontoons Going In For Repairs

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/06/06_520PontoonsJuneJuly.htm Four cracked pontoons for the SR 520 floating bridge will be repaired this summer. Ben

Your LINK To Fun

http://www.soundtransit.org/rider-community/rider-news/link-to-fun Sound Transit Website provides information on community activities all accessible along the Link Light Rail line. Ben

Last Day Above Ground for Betha Cutterhead

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/05/31_Bertha-cutterhead.htm Bertha, the SR 99 tunnel tunneling machine, will get its cutterhead today, with tunneling soon to follow. Ben

Northgate Light Rail Construction Bids Opened

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Major-Northgate-Link-light-rail-extension-construction-bids-opened–5302013 Bids have been opened for the Link Light Rail extension to Northgate. This work involves digging twin tunnels from the UW station to just a little South of Northgate Mall. More information is available here: http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/Northgate-Link-Extension This is great news. Northgate is already a major bus hub. The South light rail […]

Work Coming to SR 518

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/05/23_SR18PanelReplacementBegins.htm Closures are planned through July on SR 518 to replace concrete panels. Pack some patience. Ben

Highway 99 Tunnel Sections Being Made in Pierce County

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020994042_99tunnelringsxml.html The concrete tunnel sections for the SR 99/Alaskan Way tunnel are being built by a company in Frederickson. Great they are being made in the US and in Pierce County. Ben

SR 99 Tunnel Creates Jobs in Pierce County

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/05/14/2597387/expanded-encon-plant-another-sign.html Frederickson’s Encon plant is building the tunnel sections for the SR 99/Alaskan Way tunnel. Great to see this work stay local. Ben