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Trash is strewn along an Interstate 5 freeway on-ramp as viewed in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by G...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: A glance at current Washington state laws to avoid littering on the road

Littering is still a huge problem on our roads, but are you still required to carry a trash bag in your car?
6 days ago
Expansion joints underneath I-5 (KIRO Newsradio)...
Chris Sullivan

I-5 expansion joint repair will hamper your summer driving

If the weather holds, southbound I-5 will be shut-down this weekend through Seattle for the first of a summer’s worth of weekend closures for expansion joint repairs.
11 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

ORCA card gets a reboot with instant value transfer feature

The new site and app will allow more than five million users to add money to their accounts instantly alongside 6,000 new card readers and vending machines.
14 days ago
fare...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Sound Transit passes fare reform with diminished ridership accountability checks

Sound Transit no longer has mechanisms in place to check I-D's and track who isn't paying in the first place with their decision to remove law enforcement from the fare enforcement process.
17 days ago
Expansion joints I-5, bumps...
Chris Sullivan

Work to remove bumps along I-5 through downtown Seattle set to bring months of weekend closures

Workers are about kick off work to remove those bumps on I-5 through Seattle, but it's going to come with a heavy price for drivers.
25 days ago
WSDOT, HOV lanes...
Chris Sullivan

Northbound HOV optimism and aggressive litter cleanup in Puyallup

Nearly every morning on the KIRO Newsradio text line, I receive this question: When will the northbound HOV lane open?
27 days ago
montlake...
Chris Sullivan

Montlake Bridge closure conditionally slated for weekend of April 22

A full weekend closure of the Montlake Bridge could happen next week, or it might not, depending on the weather.
1 month ago
ferries...
Chris Sullivan

With aging maritime industry jeopardizing state’s ferries, meet the next gen of diverse mariners

Washington's ferries perenially experience staffing shortages in part due to an aging maritime industry. Where is the next generation of mariners?
1 month ago
520...
Chris Sullivan

Four-month closure coming for SR 520 ramp in Redmond

You cannot get there from here. That will be the advice in Redmond for the next four months as South Transit closes a ramp to westbound 520.
1 month ago
ferries...
Chris Sullivan

Washington ferries’ slow return to pre-pandemic service continues

The slow return to full service continues on the Washington State Ferries as the agency tries to rebound from the pandemic.
1 month ago
free fares...
Chris Sullivan

‘We don’t know how we’re going to do it’: Transit agencies scrambling to work out free youth fares

A transportation spending package recently signed by the governor offers strong incentives for local transit to provide free fares for youth.
2 months ago
Mount Hood mid day in very early spring, Washington State highway 14 eastbound (credit David Prasad...
Chris Sullivan

Pandemic-era speeding with a side of standard Seattle congestion: A driver’s guide for 2022

Is it just me, or have drivers gotten worse over the pandemic? That's the perception from a lot of people, now that more of us are on the roads again.
2 months ago
I-5, Seattle...
Chris Sullivan

After years of preparation, WSDOT widens northbound I-5 into downtown Seattle

After years of planning, WSDOT is finally starting construction on northbound I-5 to add an additional lane and managed queues.
2 months ago
Auburn school cameras...
Chris Sullivan

‘Speeding is getting to be a bigger concern’: Auburn’s school zone traffic cameras return

Speed cameras will be back this fall in school zones in Auburn. There will be a month of warnings before $200 tickets are sent.
2 months ago
ferries...
Chris Sullivan

Washington State Ferries struggle to get walk-ons back after pandemic

The state ferries are continuing to struggle coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with a low number of walk-on passengers.
2 months ago
I-405, toll...
Chris Sullivan

Toll revenues still haven’t recovered, despite more commuters on the roads

Drivers have returned to their cars, and our commutes are close to full again. But that hasn't translated to dollars into the toll roads.
2 months ago
I-5, Tacoma...
Chris Sullivan

Is this the ‘end of the end’ for I-5 construction through Tacoma?

The state is getting close to opening the new southbound Puyallup River Bridge, which is a "big deal" for the I-5 construction in Tacoma.
2 months ago
concrete strike...
Chris Sullivan

‘We’re nowhere close to breaking,’ say concrete drivers as strike enters fourth month

As non-Teamster drivers deliver concrete and construction projects resume, is that hurting the morale of the 330 workers on the picket line?
2 months ago
concrete...
Chris Sullivan

Concrete flows into Puget Sound region job sites, absent the Teamsters

Concrete is once again being delivered on some big King County projects, but it's not being delivered by Teamsters.
2 months ago
narrows bridge...
Chris Sullivan

State Legislature considers toll reduction for Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tolls will not be going away on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, but plans to cut those tolls are still alive in the legislature.
3 months ago
Concrete strike...
Chris Sullivan

Accusations fly as concrete worker union claims companies are using ‘ghost trucks’

The accusations from the union representing Seattle-area concrete delivery drivers ratcheted up over the weekend.
3 months ago
West Seattle lower bridge, concrete strike...
Chris Sullivan

Drivers rack up tickets using Lower Spokane Street Bridge

The only direct route out of West Seattle while the high bridge is closed is the Lower Spokane Street swing bridge. But access to that route is restricted.
3 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

What’s next for West Seattle Bridge as concrete strike continues?

The deadline set by Seattle's mayor for restoring the flow of concrete to the West Seattle Bridge has passed. What does that mean for reopening?
3 months ago
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass...
Chris Sullivan

The I-90 construction delays from a few years ago are back again

There have been a few summers off since the freeway was widened between Snoqualmie Pass and the new wildlife overpass, but now it's back to work on I-90.
3 months ago