Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

From The News Tribune:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/11/14/2890403/link-expansion-faces-a-tough-road.html

There are multiple possible routings to get Link to go up the hill from Downtown Tacoma, all with their own issues.

Let’s do it right the first time.

Ben

From Tri-Met:
http://trimet.org/namethebridge/

You could be the person to name the new transit bridge across the Willamette River in Portland.

Ben

From Tri-Met:
http://trimet.org/mobiletickets/

Now, purchase and use tickets on Portland’s Tri-Met system on your mobile phone.

Ben

From WSDOT:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/10/7_MorePublicInputNeeded90Tolling.htm

Outreach efforts and surveys are underway on the proposal to toll Interstate 90 across Lake Washington.

Get involved!

Ben

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

From WSDOT:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/30_520Barges.htm

During the windstorm some construction barges drifted away from the SR 520 bridge project. No damage was reported.

Ben

From Sound Transit:
http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/News-release-archive/1-fare-for-Tacoma-Link-

Tacoma Link will begin charging a $1 fare in September 2014. This is due to increased ridership.

While understandable, this is unfortunate. The route is short and so a $1 fare will likely discourage ridership, even though it is a more efficient way to visit Downtown Tacoma.

Ben

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

From WSDOT:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/15_PermanentI5SkagitRiverBridgeOpens.htm

The permanent replacement span for the damaged Skagit River Bridge has opened.

Ben

From The News Tribune:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/09/14/2783920/not-so-strange-sprague-interchange.html

The Sprague Avenue interchange on the new SR 16 Nalley Valley Viaduct is coming together.

Ben