Washington state

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

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

A section of I-90 in Spokane, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

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 | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2018
Business, Technology

Pilot Program of DrayQ App at Washington Ports Scrapped

A pilot program of an app called DrayQ at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., was unsuccessful and the Northwest Seaport Alliance will scrap the experiment.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Government, Business

States Embrace New Planning Methods for Corridor Projects

WASHINGTON — The Washington State Department of Transportation is in the process of mapping out performance goals and maintenance needs for all 304 of the state’s highway corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, Business

ELD Mandate Magnifies Parking Shortage, Washington Truck Exec Says

Parking Lot Beth Oliver/Flickr

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

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