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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in infrastructure through Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states, the…
November 19, 2021
The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven projects with National Roadway Safety Awards for 2021. The biennial awards program—sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration—honors "projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward…
October 11, 2021
Northgate Link light-rail extension
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Sound Transit recently opened the Northgate Link light-rail extension in Seattle. The 4.3-mile extension adds three new stations to the system—at Northgate, Roosevelt, and U District—with trips of just 13 minutes from Northgate to downtown Seattle.  Sound Transit says in just three years, the Link…
October 06, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced construction grant awards for three bus rapid transit projects.  The awards include $24.9 million to the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) for the Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Vancouver, Washington…
September 29, 2021
Sound Transit, the City of Shoreline, and King Conservation District in Washington State have announce a Trees for Rail program, a partnership to re-green the Lynnwood Link light rail corridor with native trees and shrubs as it passes through Shoreline. The first-of-its-kind partnership seeks to…
July 26, 2021
U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.  These grants advance the Administration…
July 01, 2021
A new bridge over I-5 made its debut in Fife, Washington, opening to traffic with a promise to improve travel in this busy freight corridor. The four-lane Wapato Way East Bridge and new State Route 99 roundabout replace the nearby 70th Avenue East Bridge, which is now closed to vehicle traffic.…
June 29, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $250 million in federal funding allocations to 22 transit projects in the agency's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. FTA says the funding is meant to help communities across the country protect the jobs of workers…
June 16, 2021
Contractor selected to construct final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs
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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has selected the construction firm Kraemer North America to complete the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs. This selection of a contractor marks the latest move in the ongoing effort to safely reopen the bridge on schedule in mid-…
May 20, 2021
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is releasing its new Washington State Active Transportation Plan. The plan serves as a compass for charting new territory, where active transportation connections are incomplete or nonexistent, to create a path for others to use in the…
May 05, 2021
Renderings of the Madison BRT – RapidRide G Line at different locations along the route.
Renderings of the Madison BRT – RapidRide G Line at different locations along the route. Image: Seattle DOT
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced a total of $187 million in federal funding will be allocated to four bus rapid transit (BRT) infrastructure projects in California, Utah, and Washington State. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Small Starts…
April 07, 2021
Crews planning for phase 2 rehab of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge
Image: Seattle DOT
The Seattle DOT (SDOT) recently announced that crews are hard at work designing the full rehabilitation work (phase 2) for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, after completing the phase 1 stabilization effort. In December 2020, SDOT completed the stabilization measures for the bridge and lowered all…
February 10, 2021
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