Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

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BREAKING: Bridge collapse on Interstate 5 in Skagit County

More coming. http://m.kirotv.com/news/news/i-5-skagit-river-bridge-collapses-people-vehicles-/nX2d5 https://mobile.twitter.com/Gina_SVH/status/337756116719136768/photo/1

Pierce, Snohomish County Transit Turn Down Gun Control Ads

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Snohomish-Pierce-County-transits-say-no-to-gun-control-ads-208247721.html Snohomish and Pierce County transit groups say new ads from Washington Ceasefire are too controversial. They will not be displayed on the agencies buses. Ben

I-5 To Be Repaved in South Snohomish County

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/05/16_I5SR104To52ndPaving.htm WSDOT will repave I-5 in South Snohomish county. Ben

Ferry Fares Increasing May 1

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/04/FerryFares_042413.htm Ferry fares will increase with a 25% surcharge beginning May 1, same as every summer. Ben

Rail Partners Explore Slide Options

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/01/24_rail_mudslide_solutions.htm Rail partners, including BNSF and WSDOT, are exploring solutions to the mudslides that have shut down Northbound train service for almost the entire month of December. This is great news. The Northbound Sounder has been all but useless due to the mudslides and it also blocks Empire Builder and Cascades service as […]

Northline Sounder Commuters are Hanging On

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020054388_sounder04m.html Near-constant mudslides continue to block Sounder traffic on the Northline, yet commuters continue to want to use the service. It is unfortunate there isn’t the will to find a permanent fix to the mudslides that keep blocking service. Ben

Sound Transit Wants to Accelerate ST3 Planning

From the Seattle Transit Blog: http://seattletransitblog.com/2012/11/30/st-board-leaning-towards-accelerating-st3-planning/ Sound Transit is looking at accelerating its planning for a ST3 package, expanding transit services in the tri-county area. The faster we build it the better. We are already behind the 8 ball playing catch up as it is. Ben

Northbound Sounder Canceled Due to Slides

From KIRO-TV: http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/sounder-service-canceled-evening-service-because-s/nS93c/ Unfortunately our rain strikes again and the Northbound Sounder service is now canceled for at least 48 hours. Ben

Record Ridership on Sound Transit

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Record-ridership-on-ST-trains-and-buses.xml September saw a combined average weekday boarding of 98,000 persons between express buses, light rail and commuter rail. Ben

Panel Says Buses Better Than North Sounder

From The Everett Herald: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20121015/NEWS01/710159923 A study says increasing bus service would be more effective than the North Sounder line in moving people. The North line suffers from a lack of parking, stations, runs and is often blocked by mudslides. I must admit, with the extension of Link to Northgate there is little reason to […]