Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’

New Kingston-to-Seattle Ferry Service

Starting this Monday, there will be another attempt to start a passenger ferry service across Puget Sound from Kingston in Northern Kitsap County directly into Downtown Seattle.  This is a public endeavor by the Port of Kingston.  A similar, popular service was operated by a private company in the past, but did not on it’s […]

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A Proper Choice for Public Services

As the legislators in both Washington and Oregon are beginning their sessions this week, our leaders are being faced with some difficult choices to make.  Because of the recession’s effects on the economy, we have fewer dollars to spend on the services that we require or are used to receiving from government.  At the same […]

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Going With the Tunnel

Finally.  Finally we have a decision on what will be built to replace Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct.  The 1953 monstrosity will be replaced with a tunnel. According to the Seattle P-I and other sources, the government entities who are involved with the decision will be announcing on Tuesday that they are choosing a 4-lane tunnel […]

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Emergency Preparedness in our Region

A couple of weeks ago, there was an unusually large amount of snow on the ground all over Cascadia.  That in itself is not news.  We were all inconvenienced, but we all collectively made it through without too much damage.  A few weeks later, we are all doing just fine and the big accumulation of […]

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Complain, Or Do Something About It

Throughout our region, newspaper articles and blogs have been talking about the government’s response to our storm.  Yes, we are all frustrated by trying to get from place to place, whether it is by driving or on public transportation.  In Oregon and Washington, none of our city, county, or state entities really have the resources […]

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Transit Planning and My Lifespan

I have reached a point in my life where I am starting to subtract my age from my expected lifespan.  It’s not that I feel so old.  It is more that it is striking me just how far technology has come in the first 46 years of my life.  Then I look like a kid […]

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The Future of Washington State Ferries

I have been a user and a fan of the Washington State Ferries my entire life.  Over the years, I have used them for transportation around Washington, as a Commuter, and at the beginning and ending of vacations.  It all has depended upon what part of Cascadia I have been living in at any given […]

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Putting Us To Work in a Recession

Our Democratic leaders are starting to lead and get us on the right track toward improving the economy.  In the process, they will put many of us back to work and help to solve the problem of replacing our crumbling infrastructure, all at the same time. At least this is getting started in Oregon, as […]

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Washington Election Issues

I follow closely the political action going on in the northern part of Cascadia, in Washington State.  While I’m not going to go too far in depth into the races and questions on the ballot, there are a few that I would like to comment on before Election day. Chris Gregoire for Governor. Even if […]

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Vote No on Washington Initiative 985

There are a number of ballot initiatives and ballot measures in both Washington and Oregon every year that are clearly the work of a few folks who are in the business of making up and presenting controversial measures for fun and profit.   Initiative 985 is another of those disgusting works, this one presented by serial […]

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