Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'South Sound' Category


Special Sounder to the Tacoma Military Parade

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Special-military-parade-train-822 A special Sounders train will run from Lakewood to the Tacoma Dome Station for the military parade in Downtown Tacoma this weekend. It will also run for the Sounders game Sunday night. Why not give the Sounder a try? Ben

Tacoma Link Celebrates Ten Years

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Tacoma-Link-celebrates-ten-years Tacoma Link is turning 10, with 9.4 million riders served. Join celebrations at every station tomorrow and/or enter the Tacoma Getaway contest. Ben

Rider Sweepstakes for Tacoma Link’s Tenth Anniversary

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Tacoma-Link-anniversary-sweepstake Enter to win a Tacoma Getaway in celebration of Tacoma Link’s ten years of service. Ben

I-5 Exit to SR 7 Closing

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/08/05_I_5ExitClosedtoSR7.htm The Southbound exit from Interstate 5 to SR 7 will close for 9 weeks on August 12th. A detour is in place. Ben

Tacoma’s Old Town Dock Reopens

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/04/2713119/a-lot-new-at-renovated-old-town.html Tacoma’s Old Town Dock, closed due to safety concerns, has reopened to public use. This is great news. I remember leaving from this dock for our senior party in high school. Good to see it open for use again. Ben

Reopen the UP Rail Crossing in Fife?

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/03/2712606/divisive-rail-crossing-getting.html With the growth of residences in Fife the discussion about reopening the UP rail crossing at 54th avenue has come up. Ideally this would be rebuilt as a undercrossing allowing grade separation of rail traffic. This would benefit the City of Fife, residents and shippers. Hopefully the will and money […]

Puget Sound Gateway Project

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Gateway The projects to extend SR 509 and SR 167 are now both discussed as the Puget Sound Gateway here. Ben

Fox Island Span in Need of Replacement

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/23/2690621/fox-island-span-the-latest-bridge.html The bridge to Fox Island has been rated structurally deficient after damage was found. However there is no plan in place to replace it. Another sign our infrastructure is in dire need of repair. Ben

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

Rescue Mission Buildings Shifting?

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/04/2666223/rescue-mission-buildings-shift.html The Tacoma Rescue Mission, which sits next to the Sounder tracks in Downtown Tacoma, appears to be shifting. What is in question is whether or not this is due to the rail construction or the running of the trains. Ben