Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'Statewide' Category


New Lane Stripes Across the State

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/11/15_Statewidestripingwrapsup.htm Striping projects in some of the state’s most high traffic areas have been completed just in time for winter. Great. It is nearly impossible to see the old, worn-down striping in the rainy weather. This should help immensely. Ben

State Seeks Input on Rail Plan

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/10/25_state-rail-plan-public-opinion.htm Public workshops will allow comment on the state rail plan. We should all try to get involved with this. Ben

Winter Is Coming

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/10/19_2012_winter_coming.htm WSDOT provides some winter driving tips and resources at the link above. Ben

Testing Traffic Cameras in the Cloud

From The WSDOT Blog: http://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/testing-our-traffic-camera-images-in.html WSDOT is shifting all of their traffic cameras from self-hosted to cloud hosted to support periods of high demand. Good to see us moving ahead with the latest technology. Ben

Voice of Washington State

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Registration Holds Placed for Some Toll Violators

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/09/17_vehicleholdsplacedforunpaidtolls.htm People who didn’t pay their toll bills and fines may find that their registration is on hold. They will not be able to register their vehicles until all tolls and fees are paid. Its not that hard people. Check your mail or even better, get a Good To Go pass. Ben

Brighter Lane Stripes are Coming

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/09/7_statewidedurablestriping.htm 40 miles of the busiest roads in the state will be getting new plastic-based lane striping. The striping will be more durable and easier to see. Ben

More Congestion in 2011

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/08/2012+Congestion+Report.htm Traffic increased 3% but congestion increased 11% from 2009 to 2011. While still below pre-recession levels, this does show the economy is coming back. Ben

The Grey Notebook Is Out

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/08/GNB46_1.htm WSDOT’s quarterly performance report, the Grey Notebook, releases this week. Ben

Deteriorating Roads Could Lead to Freak Accidents

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/DOT-chief-Deteriorating-roads-could-lead-to-more-freak-accidents-163491436.html Due to the age and heavy use of Washington’s freeways we may see more freak accidents like this one where a piece of concrete flew up and hit a windshield. It’s worth the extra money to fix it now before it becomes worse…or kills someone. Ben