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Chokepoints

Weekend closures...
Chris Sullivan

Weekend closures in Seattle area will get in your way

With the holidays behind us, it's time to return to regularly scheduled construction closures around the Puget Sound region every weekend.
8 months ago
Northgate light rail, Sound Transit...
Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit estimates soar and trains start running to Northgate

There's been a lot of Sound Transit news -- good and bad -- the last few weeks. Test trains are running to Northgate, but the budget is not in good shape.
8 months ago
washington gas prices, gas tax...
Chris Sullivan

Democratic lawmakers propose massive gas tax increase to fund transportation

House Transportation Committee chair Jake Fey unveiled a bold $26 billion, 16-year transportation package on Tuesday that increases the state gas tax.
8 months ago
lower spokane street bridge, west seattle...
Chris Sullivan

The Lower Spokane Street Bridge access dilemma

Who gets to use the Lower Spokane Street Bridge during the emergency closure of the high bridge continues to be an issue for West Seattle residents.
8 months ago
Amtrak...
Chris Sullivan

Passenger locomotives run for first time on tracks since deadly Nisqually crash

For the first time since the deadly Amtrak derailment in December 2017, passenger train cars will again be running on those very same tracks.
8 months ago
Washington ferry...
Chris Sullivan

Washington ferry ridership drops to lowest levels in almost 50 years

Newly-released data reveals that in 2020, the Washington ferry system saw its lowest ridership numbers since Gerald Ford was in the White House.
8 months ago
SR 99 tunnel tolls, WSDOT...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT more than $1 billion in the red, gets ‘basically a bag of beer nuts’ in federal funds

WSDOT head Roger Millar said the agency is coming up $1.3 billion short of its projections, after a year that saw its revenue take a serious dip.
8 months ago
Lower Spokane Street Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Lower Spokane Street Bridge traffic cameras are now active

People driving illegally on Seattle's Lower Spokane Street Bridge can expect a $75 ticket in the mail, starting Monday, with cameras now operational.
8 months ago
girder, Tacoma...
Chris Sullivan

Tacoma freeways near end of 20-plus year construction cycle (kind of)

The state is about to move what is believed to be the biggest girder ever made in the United States into place over the Puyallup River in Tacoma.
9 months ago
Mukilteo ferry...
Chris Sullivan

New Mukilteo ferry terminal has opened to passengers

For 63 years, the old Mukilteo ferry terminal has served passengers heading back and forth to Whidbey Island. The new terminal opened on Tuesday evening.
9 months ago
Fremont Bridge, bridges...
Chris Sullivan

Seattle cancels plans to repair five bridges after costs soar 991%

Plans to fix 16 important bridges across the city of Seattle are now in jeopardy due to skyrocketing costs after more intense study.
9 months ago
tunnel, Bellevue...
Chris Sullivan

Light rail, diverging diamonds, sunken ships and other positive transportation stories for 2020

Transportation was not immune to the hardships felt across the board in this pandemic. There has been so much bad transportation news this year, it's time to focus on the positives.
9 months ago
West Seattle Bridge, shoring...
Chris Sullivan

West Seattle Bridge shoring work nears completion

The work to shore-up the cracking West Seattle Bridge is nearly complete, but the repairs will then need to stand up to the cold, winter weather ahead.
9 months ago
Spokane Street Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Camera enforcement going up on Lower Spokane Street Bridge

Asking people to avoid the Lower Spokane Street Bridge hasn't worked. So now the city is putting in photo enforcement, with plans to ticket drivers.
10 months ago
tolls, good to go, toll rate...
Chris Sullivan

SR 520 Bridge tolls expected to rise to make up for COVID shortfall

Your trip across the State Route 520 Bridge is likely to get more expensive as tolls are expected to increase to make up for the lack of drivers.
10 months ago
mukilteo ferry...
Chris Sullivan

New Mukilteo ferry terminal set to open in December

Mukilteo is finally getting its new ferry terminal, and it promises to improve congestion and give riders a much better experience.
10 months ago
SR 526, Everett...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT prepares to attack daily chokepoint in Everett on SR 526

Northbound I-5 between south Everett and Highway 2 is the cause of a daily backup due to the traffic coming from Paine Field and Mukilteo on SR 526.
10 months ago
west seattle bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Mayor Durkan chooses to repair rather than replace West Seattle Bridge

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan apparently leaned toward replacing the cracking West Seattle Bridge when the it was closed in March. Eight months later, she's decided to go the repair route. 
10 months ago
Snow driver...
Chris Sullivan

How to avoid being ‘that driver’ on snowy roads in Washington passes

When I saw a tiny Smart Car on social media trying to make it up the pass in the snow, I decided it was time to call class into session.
10 months ago
I-5, light rail...
Chris Sullivan

Southbound I-5 near Mountlake Terrace to close as Sound Transit goes over freeway

Another milestone for Sound Transit should be reached this weekend, as the Lynnwood extension begins its journey over I-5.
10 months ago
I-405...
Chris Sullivan

I-405 express toll lane expansion work ramping up

Drivers have been using the I-405 express toll lanes from Bellevue to Lynnwood for five years. Now it's time to expand that system from Bellevue to Renton.
11 months ago
Puget Sound traffic, state transportation...
Chris Sullivan

Despite fewer cars on roads, Puget Sound traffic congestion still difficult to predict

What's the difference between a heavy congestion day and an easy day on the roads with so many people still working from home?
11 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Repair or replace? The West Seattle Bridge decision now in mayor’s hands

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has heard thoughts from the community task force on repairing or replacing the West Seattle Bridge. Now, it's up to the mayor.
11 months ago
Redmond, light rail...
Chris Sullivan

More trees come down as Sound Transit builds light rail toward Redmond

Drivers on 520 have probably noticed, but the first signs of Sound Transit's Link expansion from Microsoft to downtown Redmond are now visible.
11 months ago