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light rail...
Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit says light rail cable break after Apple Cup unprecedented

Sound Transit still doesn't know why the cable broke on a light rail train, stranding passengers in the tunnel last week after the Apple Cup.
1 day ago
Zeva, flying cars...
Chris Sullivan

Are flying cars the real future of personal travel in the Northwest?

Local engineer Steve Tibbets envisions a future of on-demand, electric, personal air vehicles carrying us to our destinations.
1 day ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

20 months into the closure, workers return to West Seattle Bridge

Workers finally returned to the closed West Seattle Bridge on Monday, promising to have it open to the public by the middle of 2022.
4 days ago
Tow truck drivers...
Chris Sullivan

Washington tow truck drivers beg state lawmakers for more protection on roads

Tow truck drivers are begging the state Legislature for more protection after a deadly year on Washington's roads.
10 days ago
ferry...
Chris Sullivan

Washington State Ferries to slowly start returning normal service this week

Ferry riders have been struggling with a reduced sailing schedule for about a month now, but there could be some service improvements coming.
17 days ago
light rail...
Chris Sullivan

Light rail trains finally testing on East Link tracks

Light rail cars are running on the East Link tracks in the first phase of systems integration testing before service begins in 2023.
22 days ago
WSDOT, roads...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT workforce shortage could mean more closed roads this winter

The vaccine mandate and a global lack of workers is expected to impact the state's ability to clear the snow from roads and keep the mountain passes open.
24 days ago
I-5 JBLM traffic...
Chris Sullivan

Improvements to I-5 through JBLM have been ‘game-changer’ for congestion

A new HOV lane on I-5 through JBLM has led to across-the-board decreases in congestion along what's historically been a problematic roadway.
29 days ago
tolls, good to go, toll rate, WSDOT...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT stepping up its game with revamped website

This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation will unveil its new website, promising a much more user-friendly experience.
1 month ago
Tacoma, construction...
Chris Sullivan

After 20 years of work on I-5 in Tacoma, what’s another six months between friends?

The I-5 HOV construction in Tacoma won't be finished until summer 2022, which is not what drivers or the state Department of Transportation wanted to hear.
1 month ago
tacoma...
Chris Sullivan

Tacoma drivers face another delay to I-5 HOV project

The I-5 HOV project in Tacoma and new southbound Puyallup River Bridge expected to be finished by the end of the year will not be done until next summer.
1 month ago
ferry, Washington ferries...
Chris Sullivan

Is it time to sell Washington ferry naming rights to raise money?

We know the ferries don't have the money or the staff to run their full operations. But is it time to think way outside the box to fund the ferry system?
1 month ago
wood plank, sr 169...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT archaeologist solves mystery of structure under Maple Valley Highway

The Maple Valley Highway finally reopened to all traffic Wednesday after an unexpected discovery pushed a weekend culvert project out three days.
1 month ago
WSDOT...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accounts for 21% of state employees fired over vaccine mandate

Of 1,887 state employees that lost their jobs over the vaccine mandate, the largest group was from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
1 month ago
Maple Valley Highway...
Chris Sullivan

King County crews find mystery structure under Maple Valley Highway

You never know what you'll find when you dig in this corner of the country. Road crews found that out this weekend when fixing a culvert under Highway 169.
2 months ago
Climate Pledge Arena...
Chris Sullivan

Getting to Climate Pledge Arena 101: Prepare to ditch the car

The old ways of getting to the arena in downtown Seattle have intentionally been made more difficult so that public transit is a more palatable option.
2 months ago
I-5, bumps...
Chris Sullivan

Why there are bumps along I-5 through downtown Seattle (and when they’ll go away)

When KIRO Radio's Dave Ross asks you to update something for him, you do it. So what's with those annoying bumps on I-5 SB out of downtown Seattle?
2 months ago
I-90, grooves...
Chris Sullivan

Why are portions of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass so ‘groovy’?

Another question from Chris Sullivan's recent driving: What's with the horizontal grooves on portions of I-90, east of Snoqualmie Pass?
2 months ago
traffic, right lane...
Chris Sullivan

Chokepoint Challenge: Stay in the right lane to get through traffic faster

In Sully's first "Chokepoint Challenge," he wants you to test the theory that when traffic is backed up, you move faster in the right lane than the left.
2 months ago
Seattle I-5, steel, revive...
Chris Sullivan

Final Revive I-5 closure of the year, more school zone cameras, and light rail

This is a Chokepoints grab bag edition where Chris Sullivan covers the return of Revive I-5, more school traffic cameras, and the light rail extension.
2 months ago
Northgate light rail...
Chris Sullivan

Light rail finally reaches Northgate, a promise 25 years in the making

Sound Transit opens light rail service to Northgate on Oct. 2, 2021. It is the culmination of a promise made to voters 25 years ago.
2 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

A look inside the West Seattle Bridge with repairs set to kick off

KIRO Radio traffic reporter Chris Sullivan takes us inside the West Seattle Bridge, as workers begin repairs they say are on schedule.
2 months ago
ferry, ferries...
Chris Sullivan

New ferry line cutting education and enforcement underway

Ferry line cutters beware. The state is stepping up enforcement to make up for the loss of the HERO line.
2 months ago
drivers...
Chris Sullivan

State ending hotline used to tattle on bad drivers

The phone number you can use to report drivers violating HOV lane rules and ferry line cutters in Washington is going away.
2 months ago