Category Archives: Transportation

Legislature Still has Work to Do






House budget writer Rep. Ross Hunter watches amazing 90-8 bipartisan vote on budget You may have read in the press that the Legislature got a budget done by midnight on June 30th, allowing the state to continue providing unemployment assistance, … Continue reading




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WSDOT: Public Tours of the New 520 Bridge – Register Today!






Registration opens today for next public tour of the new SR 520 floating bridge Are you curious about complex feats of technical engineering? Have you driven on the world’s longest floating bridge and wondered about the slightly longer floating bridge … Continue reading




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Final 520 Pontoons to Arrive Thursday!






If you are crazy enough to actually want to track the arrival of pontoons to the new 520 bridge project online – here are the links. These are the last 3 pontoons. In addition, WSDOT is running a photo contest … Continue reading




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State budget battles and Cougar culture in Seattle at Civic Cocktail, Feb. 4






SEATTLE CHANNEL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2015 Contact: Lori Patrick, Seattle Channel Communications (206) 733-9764, lori.patrick@seattle.gov State budget battles and Cougar culture in Seattle at Civic Cocktail, Feb. 4 WSU President Elson Floyd and state legislators Ross Hunter and … Continue reading




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Lawmakers seek community input on state budget






Posted on January 5, 2015 Rep. Ross Hunter How would you solve Washington state’s $4.4 billion budget problem? That’s the central question Senator-elect Cyrus Habib (D-Kirkland) and Representative Ross Hunter (D-Medina) will be asking their constituents at a town hall … Continue reading




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Super-Interesting Changes in The Amount of Driving We Do






WSDOT released a new forecast of gas tax revenue based on a new forecast of how much people are likely to drive in the future. Less. There are a lot of factors that drive this change, and you can read … Continue reading




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Roundtable Urges Transportation Investment






Crosscut reported today on a press conference by Steve Mullin, the head of the Washington Roundtable urging the Legislature to pass a transportation package, and touting a Boston Consulting Group study that the package would generate a lot of economic … Continue reading




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Progress Update on the 520 Project






The construction effort on 520 is about to move to the West side, after a long, long slog of a project. The last pontoons will be on the lake by November (if the creek don’t rise) and the details of … Continue reading




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Visiting Bertha (Many Photos)






One of the perks of the State Rep gig is that I get some cool tours. I’ve been inside pontoons on the 520 bridge, an aircraft carrier, Sound Transit tunnel construction, and last week the orifice the Bertha is creating. … Continue reading




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520 Progress – New Status Report from Chief Engineer






The SR 520 program is making lots of progress this summer – with 46 pontoons now on Lake Washington and a new Eastside transit stop open for transit riders! Today we also celebrated a new construction milestone on the floating … Continue reading




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