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July 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Political deadlock on Columbia River Crossing project

Productivity in the United States has fallen I must respond to the article on the Columbia River Crossing. [“Senators’ deadlock shutters Columbia crossing,” NW Tuesday, July 2.] After years of planning and an expenditure of $175 million the bureaucrats in charge of this debacle declare failure, close down the study and walk away. Gen. Eisenhower and his…


Comments | More in Politics, Transportation | Topics: bridge, Columbia River, columbia river crossing

July 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Congested cities concerned about coal-train traffic

Congestion is a make-or-break issue So Ken Miller, of Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, doesn’t believe the rail congestion is a make-or-break issue. [“Coal trains a concern for congested cities,” page one, June 30.] Many would disagree with that. If Millennium Bulk builds out to full capacity, there will be a minimum of 16 unit trains…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Transportation | Topics: bridge, coal, Coal trains

July 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Toll-enforcement courts look at new factors in cases

Toll business is extortion I just want to extend a shout-out to Mike Lindblom’s article in Monday’s paper. [“Bridge drivers could get easier ride in state toll court,” page one, July 1.] Thanks for exposing the extorting toll business in Washington, as the new state resident, Jami Andersh, had shared in the article. All of our cars…


Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: bridge, charges, court

June 20, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Temporary I-5 bridge is complete

Speed of construction is unimpressive “I can’t imagine this being done any faster,” says Don Wick of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County. [“Less than month after collapse, temporary I-5 bridge is finished,” NW Wednesday, June 19.]Well, Mr. Wick, 50-plus years ago, we army engineers built Bailey bridges overnight, using nothing but hand labor….


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: bridge, Construction, I-5