Archive of: Transportation

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Analysts say commute times will drop

Thanks to more funding provided by voters and vehicle owners, the experts are predicting that commuting times in the Puget Sound region will be improving in the years ahead.

February 2017

Sound Transit riders up, ST taxes, too

Regional transportation operators report almost one-quarter more passengers rode Sound Transit vehicles last year than in 2015. And much higher taxes are now being collected to expand the system.

February 2017

Puget Sound ports may add ‘inland’ ops

In an effort to help farmers in Eastern Washington to deliver their perishable crops to global customers more reliably, Puget Sound maritime ports are reportedly exploring some expansion across the Cascades.

February 2017

State proud of ‘Good To Go’ results

More and more cars and trucks are paying to travel the state's highways and toll bridges, bringing a big increase in collections. Tacoma Narrows take is up about 12 percent year-over-year.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017

More are ‘on the way’

With its regional economy leading the nation in many respects, the South Sound claimed two spots on U-Haul's Top 25 Growth Cities through 2016.

January 2017

Ferry crew members honored

Crew members who saved the life of their state ferry captain on Christmas Eve received special awards today, and the stricken co-worker was there to join in presentation.

January 2017

Absher begins work at Northgate

The latest phase of light rail transit expansion in King County will be built by a South Sound construction firm. Ground-breaking was today at Northgate.

January 2017

New auto giant coming to Puyallup

The South (and north) Sound will have new competition for used car sales by March, as CarMax opens its two newest dealer lots. Hiring is underway now.

January 2017

Non-profits gain wheels from IT

Getting a "second run around the track," former Vanpool vehicles are being awarded to nonprofit groups in Thurston County to keep their programs rolling.

December 2016
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