Transportation News HEADLINES
House Democrats Tuesday called for raising the gas tax by 5 cents this year and then gradually by another 5 cents over at least three years and raising a series of fees to pay for roads, ferries and other spending.
Geographically, it would be the most mega of transportation megaprojects, spanning from Puyallup to SeaTac and affecting drivers from central Tacoma as far north as Seattle.
The cost of repairing a Gig Harbor freeway overpass struck March 17 by a too-tall truck is likely to come close to $1 million, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Pierce Transit’s vanpool program will continue rolling without any cuts for at least three more months.
A Good to Go windshield sticker might someday get a car across the water by boat as well as by bridge. An $8.7 billion transportation spending plan proposed Wednesday by a bipartisan group of state senators calls for Washington to come up with a plan for using prepaid toll passes for state ferry payments, reservations and customer service.
Drivers in Tacoma will have to contend with two freeway closures tonight.
A road improvement project beginning next week could cause delays over the next two months for drivers who cut through Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Interstate 5 from Spanaway
Drivers must remove their studded tires by midnight Sunday, the Department of Transportation warns.
Under a proposal receiving a hearing Tuesday in the Washington state Senate Transportation Committee, ferries plying the Puget Sound would no longer have to be built in Washington state, fewer apprentice workers would be involved in building them and the state would limit the money it pays for cost overruns.
The engine is revving again on the long-stalled effort to find money to connect state Route 167 from Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma.
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