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Centennial celebration countdown commences

Centennial celebration countdown commences

From a fledgling start nearly 100 years ago, Tacoma's public port district has grown into a major economic engine and employment generator. Port district officials are planning a celebration in 2018.

November 2017

40/40: ‘Recession grads’ find ways to revive

When a person graduates college to enter the workforce can have some impact of their early success. Today's "40 Under Forty" profiles feature some who had the misfortunate timing to land in a recessionary job market.

October 2017

Amtrak coming inland in December

After 11 years of design, consultation and construction, Amtrak Cascades trains will start using a new track routing through central Pierce County starting Dec. 18th – and there will be two more roundtrips each day, too.

October 2017

More ‘boxes’ across the docks

An overall positive report of maritime shipment volumes through Puget Sound ports does have some weaknesses, particularly in Alaska trade and transit of new vehicles in-bound from Asian manufacturers.

September 2017

State ferries less frequent, less expensive

You see hints with the turn of our weather toward more showers and less persistent sunny days, and now, state transportation officials are giving other indications for the approach of autumn.

September 2017

Federal $$ to state maritime sector

The federal government has awarded half a million dollars to Washington state to support a campaign toward technological innovation in the maritime industry.

September 2017

Rains reduce fire closures for tourists

The cooler, wetter weather since Sunday has reduced the risk from persistent forest fires north of Mount Rainer, so a major tourism route around the national park reopened this afternoon.

September 2017

Seaport Alliance CEO honored

The innovative joint marketing approach between Port of Tacoma and its Seattle counterpart has drawn more plaudits for CEO John Wolfe of Northwest Seaport Alliance at an industry conference.

September 2017

Taking a ferry? Plan to wait

On the eve of summer's final long holiday weekend, state transportation planners are warning of huge volumes and long delays.

August 2017

More commuter trains coming

With more commuter trains to Seattle from the South Sound running standing-room only, the transit system is adding more trips, starting later in September.

August 2017
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