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Posts Tagged ‘WA’

Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Over the weekend of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, crews relocated the obsolete 379-ton 1920’s era Puyallup River bridge about a quarter-mile to WSDOT property. WSDOT’s goal is to recycle the truss by offering it for another purpose. If unsuccessful, WSDOT will recycle the steel.

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Snake River, WA: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Snake River, WA: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River

Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders — all in the hope that enough would bypass the four dams standing in their way to reach their historic habitat, and ensure their future existence.. But it’s not working. The time has come to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.

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Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Thank you to Governor Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for passing this monumental transportation package

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Short Line Rail in Washington State

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Table 1. Washington State Short Line Railroads and Line Length (miles).

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Short line railroads are those lines that fall below regional railroad classification, are at least 350 miles and/or have revenue above $37 million but less than Class I standards, as well as all switching and terminal railroads. Washington State has nearly 1,400 miles of short lines, in both private and public sector ownership.

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Seattle, WA: How Nora Gets Around with Public Transportation

Monday, July 6th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Nora Gets Around with Public Transportation

Follow Nora as she walks her son to school and then takes the bus to work. Nora discusses useful tools that can help you get where you need to go, such as the OneBusAway app. Nora also talks about how walking and taking the bus have helped her and her family build community. Thanks to Nora and Ronan! Please like and share this video to help spread the word.

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Seattle, WA: Testing the New University Link Light Rail

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Seattle, WA: Testing the New University Link Light Rail

A light rail train makes a test run from Capitol Hill Station to the University of Washington Station as part of the first phase of train testing for the University Link light rail extension from downtown Seattle to UW. The 3.1-mile underground extension opens in early 2016, ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.

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Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Washington State: Celebrating the Manette Bridge

The story of the Manette Bridge is actually a story of the people of Manette and Bremerton in the beautiful pacific northwest in Washington state. In the late 1920’s, it was very apparent that a bridge was needed to connect these two communities. The high cost prevented any financial backing being offered on a city, state, or even federal level. That didn’t stop these determined people though. With great energy and enthusiasm, they enacted a unique plan that made the Manette Bridge on the day it was christened, truly, the bridge of the people.

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Seattle, WA: What’s to Do?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Seattle, WA: What’s to Do?

What’s to do when we’re running out of roads?
Enjoy congestion-free rides via Link light rail!

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Washington’s Top Transportation Challenges

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Chart 4. Most congested commuting routes in Washington.

TRIP
Washington’s residents and businesses require a high level of personal and commercial mobility. Population increases and economic growth in the state have resulted in an increase in the demand for mobility as well as an increase in vehicle miles of travel (VMT). To foster quality of life and spur economic growth in Washington, it will be critical that the state provide a safe and modern transportation system that can accommodate future growth in population, tourism, recreation and vehicle travel.

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Seattle, WA: Agony Alley

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Seattle, WA: Agony Alley

The average Seattle driver wastes 48 hours a year sitting in “agony alley.” What can a citizen do? By switching from driving to transit, a Seattle-area driver can save time and money — more than $12,000 a year! How’s that for green?

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