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June 20, 2014 at 6:03 AM

I-5 shooting, shutdown: A job well-done by police

After the terrible shooting and traffic halt on Interstate 5 this week, I would like to give the Seattle police and Washington State Patrol my standing ovation for a job well done under extreme traffic conditions [“Man shot in officer-involved shooting on I-5 bridge,” Local News, June 16]. I was stuck on the bridge…


Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: Interstate 5, Mike McBride, seattle police

June 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Traffic gridlock: Seattle will pay for viaduct decision

A two-vehicle crash in Seattle on East Marginal Way South near South Nevada Street led to the closure of Highway 99 for hours Tuesday. (HEATHER TRIMM / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

I read with interest the story in The Seattle Times concerning the traffic gridlock resulting from an automobile collision south of the West Seattle Bridge that tied up traffic for well over six hours last Tuesday [“City’s layout can put Seattle one crash away from gridlock,” Local News, June 11].

Without going into whether the event could have


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: congestion, highway 99, Interstate 5

June 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Interstate 5 bridge collapse

Alert drivers of overheight loads faster A Seattle Times editorial advocates creating additional procedures and warnings to avoid another bridge collapse, despite the fact that Washington state bridges were hit “at least 59 times between 2010 and 2012.” Procedures and warnings are usually harmless enough, but as this history amply illustrates, they are a second-rate defense against…


Comments | Topics: bridge collapse, I-5, infrastructure

May 31, 2013 at 7:59 AM

I-5 bridge collapse

Increase price of trucking permitsA Seattle Times article stated that a truck company — even a foreign one — can apply for a permit for overheight trucks on our taxpayer-funded highways for only $10? If we are looking for more funding for our infrastructure, why are we not considering a raise in this meager payment from…


Comments | Topics: bridge collapse, I-5, infrastructure

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