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September 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I-5 Columbia River bridge faltering

Time is of the essence The I-5 bridge over the Columbia River is the site of major congestion. A $3.4 billion project to replace it and add lightrail service died in June when the Washington state Senate opted not to take up consideration of a transportation funding project. [Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times] It’s time we “double…

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Comments | More in Economy, Transportation | Topics: bridge, Columbia River, economy

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…

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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 The Millennium Bulk coal export terminal site in Longview, in Cowlitz County. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] 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…

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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…

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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 Workers inspect parts of the temporary bridge span before they lower it, carefully and slowly, into place down onto the three support pedestals newly installed to hold the temporary spans at the site of the recent Skagit Bridge collapse. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] “I can’t imagine this being done any faster,”…

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