Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

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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

New Website Makes Parking Easier on the Seattle Waterfront

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/08/9_seattle-parking.htm www.downtownseattleparking.com/ provides information on parking lots, times and prices for downtown and the waterfront. Ben

Students Learn About Tacoma Rail

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com//2012/07/31/2235873/locomotives-wow-east-coast-teens.html?storylink=fb Students from around the country participating in Train Camp visited Tacoma Rail recently. They are also visiting other rail related places in the Northwest during the camp. Why didn’t they have this when I was in high school? Ben

Former Foot Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Death-toll-rises-after-former-Wash-state-ferry-capsizes-in-Tanzania-163030306.html A former Washington State foot ferry used on the Seattle to Bremerton run has capsized in Tanzania. Ben

Federal Grants Connect Veterans To Their Communities

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/07/17_vets_grant.htm Special federal grants are used to provide transportation services for veterans in their communities. This is a great program. Any way to move people, especially our veterans, is a good thing. Ben

No More Unlimited Free Parking on the Seattle Waterfront

From KOMO Communities: http://downtownseattle.komonews.com/news/transportation/766768-say-goodbye-unlimited-free-parking-sundays-waterfront Time limits will be implemented along the Seattle Waterfront to ensure turnover of parking spots. Limits will be instituted in September. While unfortunate, it is unfair for people to go and take up spots all day. If you are going to be there all day you should use a lot or […]

Professor Measuring Train Emissions

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2213262/taking-measure-of-tacoma-train.html A professor from the University of Puget Sound is measuring train emissions in the City of Tacoma to see if current regulations are working. Ben

Arena Would Add 5-10 Minutes to Commute

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2018664665_arenatraffic12m.html A study shows that adding a NBA arena to the SODO area in Seattle would increase commute times by up to 10 minutes. While possible, it sure seems like traffic is far worse during game days. On the other hand, the stadium will be right across from both a Sounder […]

Seattle Traffic 4th Worst in US

From The Seattle Times: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/07/seattle-traffic-congestion-4th-worst-in-north-america/ Seattle traffic has grown to the the 4th worst in the country in a survey. This shows the economy is coming back here. Ben