Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'Transportation Related' Category

Electric Vehicle Rally Kicks Off Saturday

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/06/BC2BCInternationalEVRally.htm The BC2BC electric vehicle rally kicks off this Saturday. Participants will drive from Canada to Mexico solely on electric power. Ben

Photos of Manhattan Subway Construction

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/18/19012073-photographer-documents-subway-construction-nine-stories-below-manhattan?lite OK not Washington related but cool photos nontheless. Ben

Seaplane Float Opens on the Foss Waterway

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/09/2632220/seaplane-float-opens-tacoma-to.html A new seaplane float has opened at the mouth of the Foss Waterway. This will allow charter flights and seaplane owners to access Downtown Tacoma. Ben

New Designs for the Prairie Line Trail

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/08/2630202/architect-helps-tacoma-imagine.html The latest design concepts for the Prairie Line Trail in Downtown Tacoma have it functioning as a linear park. This will be a great asset to downtown. 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

More Americans Going Without Cars

From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/growing-number-americans-going-carless-6C10019243 The number of American households without a car is now approaching 10%. If this trend continues, it will definitely change how we move ourselves. Ben

America’s Driving Boom is Over

From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/americas-driving-boom-over-study-indicates-1C9929352 Americans are driving less, waiting to get their licenses and using public transportation more. This will mean less funds from gas and sales taxes and more demands on our public transportation systems. Ben

Outside Study of Megaprojects May Cost $475,000

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020980095_paananencontractxml.html An outside study of the SR 99 tunnel, SR 520 bridge and I-5 Columbia River Crossing projects may cost $475,000. But we may also find what we are doing wrong too. Ben

Seaplane Float Coming to the Foss Waterway

From The News Tribune: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/business/2013/05/06/long-sought-seaplane-float-coming-to-tacoma-in-june/ A place for seaplanes to tie up will be added to the mouth of the Foss Waterway in June. Ben

Transit Maps

A blog all about transit maps! http://transitmaps.tumblr.com/ Ben