Washington state
Government, Business

ELD Mandate Magnifies Parking Shortage, Washington Truck Exec Says

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Truckers in Washington state are meeting with lawmakers to discuss options for addressing the state’s shortage of truck parking, an issue which is expected to face added pressure once the federal requirement for use of electronic logs takes effect next week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Government, Business

Washington State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson Voted Out

The Washington state Senate fired Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson on Feb. 5 by refusing to confirm her — some three years after she was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Mike Lindblom and Joseph O'Sullivan
February 8, 2016
Business, Government

Truckers Concerned About Closure of US 12 in Washington

It could be awhile before U.S. Highway 12 in Washington state reopens after a deluge of rain triggered washouts and rockfalls that closed a 27-mile section of the highway over White Pass on Dec. 10.

Kate Prengaman | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
December 10, 2015
Government

Washington Truckers Paying Extra 7¢ Per Gallon to Fund Long-Term Road Improvements

The tax on diesel fuel and gasoline rose 7 cents a gallon Aug. 1 as part of the “Connecting Washington” transportation plan that was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee (D) last month.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2015
Government, Business

Washington State Passes $16 Billion Transportation Plan, Includes Gas Tax Increase

The Washington state Legislature passed a $16.1 billion transportation funding plan earlier this month that would raise the gas tax to fund key infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2015
Business, Government

Washington Opens Additional Lane on Road Destroyed by Mudslide

A second lane has been opened on Washington’s Route 530, the timber highway buried by a mudslide in March that killed 42 people.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2014