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Government, Business, Safety

Washington State DOT Completes Bridge to Aid Port of Tacoma Traffic

Washington Route 99 roundabout The Route 99 roundabout is designed to reduce delays for motorists and freight haulers traveling to and from the Port of Tacoma. (WSDOT via YouTube)

The Washington State Department of Transportation unveiled a new bridge that is meant to alleviate traffic in a busy freight corridor near the Port of Tacoma.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Says Washington’s Meal, Rest Rules Pre-Empted

Parked trucks Florida 595 Truck Stop

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that Washington state’s meal-and-rest-break rules for commercial truck drivers are pre-empted by federal hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2020
Business, Equipment

Northwest Equipment Sales Adds First Washington State Location

Mack Anthem A Mack Anthem. Northwest Equipment Sales' location in Burbank, Wash., offers brands from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. (Mack Trucks)

Northwest Equipment Sales has opened a dealership in Burbank, Wash., that offers brands from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America.

June 16, 2020

Washington Trucking Community Proceeds With Caution Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Port of Seattle A Washington state ferry sails on a foggy day near cranes at the Port of Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Sheri Call, executive vice president of Washington Trucking Associations, said her members are experiencing a slowdown because of COVID-19’s impact on trade with China.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Rail Advocates Push for Pacific Northwest Bullet Train

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is one of the prominent voices lending support for a high-speed rail.

Last week’s vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets. But Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection among Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.

Tom Banse | The (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard
November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Seattle DOT Launches Public Version of Roadwork Planning App

View of Seattle Many projects are planned for downtown Seattle through 2024 to help improve mobility. (Ron Clausen/Wikicommons)

The Seattle Department of Transportation has launched a public version of dotMaps, its online tool to help travelers stay informed about construction projects and plan their routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Government, Business

Washington Supreme Court Rules Current Piece-Rate Pay Practices Are OK

Traffic around downtown Seattle Seattle buzzes with traffic. The Supreme Court of Washington ruled minimum-wage laws are being applied fairly to commercial truck drivers in the state. (Ron Clausen/Wikicommons)

The Supreme Court of Washington filed a decision upholding minimum-wage compensation practices employers use to pay commercial truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Spokane, Wash., to Get $200 Million in Transportation Funds

The Washington state Senate and House both passed $10 billion, two-year transportation spending bills in the last two weeks, with nearly $200 million dedicated to projects in the Spokane area.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Washington State Transport Package Sets Aside $450 Million for New I-5 Bridge

Traffic Traffic along Interstate 5 outside of Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

The Washington state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package March 6 that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.

Jake Thomas | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Port of Everett Receives Nearly $6M Federal Loan for Rail Upgrades

Port of Everett A dock full of rolling cargo is ready to load on a ship. (Port of Everett)

Washington’s Port of Everett was awarded a $5.9 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau to assist with ongoing rail upgrades at the facility, Secretary Elaine Chao announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 2, 2018