Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'Transportation Related' Category


Dump the Pump on June 19th

From Sound Transit: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/As-gas-prices-rise-drivers-should-dump-the-pump-06172014 Haven’t ridden transit before? Give it a try on June 19th, national Dump the Pump day. Ben

Area Trails Get Federal Grants

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/01/02/2974524/regions-trails-including-prairie.html Many cities in the South Sound received money to work on trail systems in their city. Ben

Transportation Acronym Guide

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Reference/Acronym.htm 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

Tacoma Drivers More Accident Prone

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/28/2753748/tacoma-drivers-accident-prone.html Tacoma drivers are 24% more likely to get in an auto accident. Wonder how much of that has to do with traffic congestion in the area… 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

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

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

Why Bus Crowding Happens

http://dssg.io/2013/08/02/why-bus-crowding-happens.html Article discusses using data modeling and simulation tools to study bus crowding and how to relieve it. Ben