Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

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Walk to School Day is Coming

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/10/7_WalkToSchoolDay.htm International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 9th. More information on the program is available here: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ Ben

Volunteers Needed

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/2013CallForVolunteersBikePedCount.htm Volunteers are needed to help count bikers and pedestrians October 1st through the 3rd. Ben

WSDOT Publishes Quarterly Performance Report

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/GNB50_NewsRelease.htm The 50th edition of the quarterly performance report known as the “grey notebook” has been published. View some of the stats here. Ben

Cold Train Expands Service

From RailwayAge: http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/intermodal/cold-train-expands-to-keep-up-with-demand.html The Cold Train, which delivers cargo from Washington and Oregon to the East Coast, is expanding services due to demand. Great to see more use of rail to transport goods. Ben

Half of All Distracted Drivers Are Texting

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/UW-study-finds-half-distracted-drivers-are-texting-223013331.html A study by the University of Washington shows that half of all distracted drivers are texting. Put the phone down! Ben

Want to Help Count Walkers and Cyclists?

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/08/2013BikePedCount.htm Volunteers are needed to help count walkers and cyclists for the annual count October 1-3rd. See the link for more info. Ben

Travel Tools Available for Labor Day

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/08/22_2013_labor_day_travel.htm WSDOT provides tools and information to help you avoid congestion this Labor Day. Ben

More Bike Storage on Amtrak Cascades

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/07/24_more_bike_storage_Amtrak_Cascades.htm Space for 10 more bikes has been added to Amtrak Cascades trains. This is great news for the cyclists among us. Ben

Bill to Limit Overheight Truck Permits

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/03/2622678/senate-bridge-bill-would-limit.html A bill in the Senate would place limits on oversize load permits. This isn’t a bad idea after what happened in Skagit County last month. Ben

Ferries Begin Summer Schedule

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/06/Summer_060313.htm Added vessels and trips mark the summer ferry travel season in Washington. Ben