Pierce Transit is collaborating with several governmental and private agencies to create a bus route from downtown to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The No. 15 bus will run from June to September and have stops on Ruston Way.
A reader points out a flood of drivers ignore the carpool restrictions on the on-ramp at South Union Avenue and state Route 16. The Washington State Patrol says it has limited staffing and higher priorities to deal with.
A crash on Interstate 5 temporarily closed all southbound lanes of the freeway in South Tacoma Monday morning. Two people were injured in the collision, which the State Patrol said was caused by a wrong-way driver.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning extending from Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning, telling drivers to expect heavy snowfall throughout the Cascade Mountains during that period.
Ridership of Tacoma’s Link has been eroding. Transit advocates and downtown supporters hope better promotion of the line and a planned extension onto the Hilltop by 2022 will help reverse the downward trend.
Pilot-car drivers escorting oversized loads are authorized to stop traffic when needed. To earn that responsibility, they first must take eight hours of training and pass a written test to be certified by the state.
A new high-occupancy toll lane will open Saturday (Dec. 17) on southbound state Route 167 between Auburn and Pacific. The toll will range from 50 cents to $9 for solo drivers, depending on the amount of congestion.
The Pierce Transit board of directors has voted unanimously to restore 35,000 hours of service next year and to restructure its route system to provide more bus frequency and longer hours of service on many routes.
Sound Transit will hold an open house from 5-7 p.m Thursday (Dec. 15) to give people a chance to review and comment on design plans for an extension of the Tacoma Link into the Hilltop neighborhood. The open house will be at the Tacoma campus of The Evergreen State College, 1210 Sixth Ave.