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Posts Tagged ‘WA’

Freight Matters: Washington State Farmers Feed the World

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Freight Matters: Washington State Farmers Feed the World

Chad Denny and his family grow wheat in eastern Washington and sell it to local mills and to the world. Their grain ships to their customers by road, highway, freight railroad, and the river system. How can our freight routes support family farmers? See the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan for more.

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Seattle, WA: Seawall Project Snapshot Video

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Seattle, WA: Seawall Project Snapshot Video

Concrete shafts provide additional structural support to certain sections of the new seawall. Watch as the Seawall Project team installs one of these drilled shafts south of Colman Dock.

For more information, visit http://www.waterfrontseattle.org/seawall

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Effects of Natural Gas Vehicles and Fuel Prices on Key Transportation Economic Metrics

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Figure 1: World, OECD, and U.S. Oil Demand (U.S. EIA, 2012)

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
This report responds to an inquiry by the State of Washington about the viability of natural gas as an alternative source of energy for transportation. The report is organized around responses to several key research tasks. These tasks are to: 1) Document the increase in supply of natural gas, estimate future price, and availability; 2) Assess the extent to which natural gas is likely to substitute for petroleum; 3) Estimate the extent to which price and performance effects will influence VMT trends in Washington State; 4) Estimate changes in GHG emissions in Washington State attributable to increased use of natural gas; 5) Estimate potential loss of fuel tax revenue attributable to substitution of natural gas for petroleum fuels.

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Seattle, WA: Building Underground Walls to Fix Bertha

Friday, July 4th, 2014
Seattle, WA: Building Underground Walls to Fix Bertha

Raw footage of crews installing one of the 73 intersecting piles that will enclose the 120-foot-deep pit that will allow crews to access and repair Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine.

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Grand Coulee, WA: Removing Scaffolding from the Massive Grand Coulee Dam

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Grand Coulee, WA: Removing Scaffolding from the Massive Grand Coulee Dam

The men doing this work all are wearing lifelines – sometimes the lines are just barely visible in my video.

-couleedamsings on YouTube

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Washington State: Road Closures for Rock Blasting

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Washington State: Road Closures for Rock Blasting

Have you ever wondered what goes on during the rock blasting closures on I-90? This is a montage of rock blasting operations on I-90 from 2013.

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Washington State: Fight Big Oil With a Clean Fuels Standard

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A motion graphic about Washington state’s alternative fuel resources and how a clean fuels standard would create jobs, reduce pollution and lesson our dependence on oil. Learn more at cleanfuelsjobs.org

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King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Friday, April 11th, 2014
King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Proposition 1 in King County, Washington State, will provide funding for Transit and Roads. If it does not pass on April 22 there will be a 17% cut in bus services across the county.
Look for your ballot in the mail. Vote Yes!!!

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King County, WA: 24 Hours of King County Metro

Friday, March 14th, 2014
King County, WA: 24 Hours of King County Metro

This animation shows 24 hours of Metro activity, over 200 bus routes on more than 12,000 trips. In this animation every bus is on time. Each bus is represented by a black dot that moves between stops. The bus positions are computed every 6 seconds of real time, though the bus routes are approximated as straight lines between stops (faint grey dots).

I created this visualization of Metro activity to show how integral the bus system is to daily life in Seattle. Simply mapping the bus stops traces every major street and boundary in the city. The Metro system provides over 115,400,000 passenger trips per year.

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Seattle, WA: Fixing the Tunneling Machine

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Seattle, WA: Fixing the Tunneling Machine

This video shows a short clip of a worker replacing a cutting tool inside the SR 99 tunneling machine in January 2014. Crews working for Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), WSDOT’s contractor for the SR 99 Tunnel Project, changed a number of tools during 158 hours of recent inspections performed under hyperbaric conditions. Tunneling experts now believe that the clogs and other factors contributed to the stoppage of tunneling on Dec. 6, 2013. As the project’s design-build contractor, it is STP’s responsibility to determine the best and most expedient way to resume tunneling.

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