Archive of: Transportation

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Transit work progressing

Transit work progressing

Wanting to be proactive in informing taxpayers about their Sound Transit investments, the agency today released a year-end construction update.

December 2017
Light rail details revealed

Light rail details revealed

With this week's initial beginning of design leading to eventual construction, details about the extension of Sound Transit light rail into Pierce County eventually reaching Tacoma Dome are becoming more clear.

December 2017

‘Green light’ for light rail to Tacoma

In action taken by the regional mass transit agency, the go-ahead was given to extend light rail train service from the Sea-Tac area to Federal Way and, eventually, Tacoma Dome station. It will be a long journey.

December 2017

Better economy, more drivers & traffic

The state's population is growing, as Washington's economy moves past pre-recessionary levels, and those two positive trends are combining to put more traffic congestion in front of drivers in many areas.

December 2017

South-bound 5 freeway gets 2 lanes today

Traffic flow will resume late this afternoon on the I-5 freeway south of DuPont, following successful removal of damaged passenger rail equipment from Monday's fatal derailment.

December 2017

DuPont derailment, detour opens

Highways and railway traffic remains snarled in the South Sound as transportation officials work on routes around the scene of a deadly Amtrak derailment this morning.

December 2017
Multiple fatalities in today’s train crash

Multiple fatalities in today’s train crash

Authorities have not yet released the number of persons killed in an Amtrak derailment just south of DuPont, but reports have been from three up to perhaps six. Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said all victims were from the train.

December 2017

Transit support group forms in Congress

Local and regional public transportation networks have hailed the formation of an in-Congress support group to argue for greater federal investments in transit systems. InterCity Transit in Olympia is among the supporters.

November 2017

State leaps 6 others to #25 in ‘Opportunity’

Ranked against the other 49 states, Washington shows up exactly in the middle, according to a non-partisan policy group. Utah tops the list at #1.

November 2017

Transit ridership gains 12% in Q3

The regional transit authority and taxing district is reporting growing numbers of Washingtonians riding commuter trains, light rail passenger services and express buses.

November 2017
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