Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'History' Category


Information on the Tacoma Union Pacific Tunnel

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2007/04/29/50702/a-tunnel-back-in-time.html 2007 article about the aborted Union Pacific tunnel underneath Downtown Tacoma. Ben

Kalakala Sold for $1

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Owner-Kalakala-ferry-sold-for-1-saved-from-scrap-yard-135857043.html The Kalakala was sold to an anonymous bidder who says they will refurbish it and make it able to sail again. Hopefully it will then be home ported in the Seattle area, but it could also go to California. This is good news, if it works out. The ferry is a historic […]

Seattle Filled With Tunnels

From the Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2016900003_pacificptunnels11.html?cmpid=2628 Interesting article discusses the various tunnels, past and present, in Seattle. Ben

Kalakala For Sale For $1

From the Three Sheets Northwest Blog: http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/2011/12/kalakala-for-sale-for-1-or-best-offer/ The historic ferry Kalakala, in dire need of restoration, is now for sale for $1 or best offer. The hope is someone will purchase it and restore it. It is currently docked on the Tacoma Tideflats. Unfortunately this historic ferry may have met its end. In poor condition […]

History of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

From the Seattle PI Transportation Blog: http://blog.seattlepi.com/transportation/archives/217732.asp Interesting article about the opening of the Alaskan Way /SR 99 viaduct. Includes links to a podcast and photos. More on the replacement project: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/ Ben