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Legislature approves 75mph speed limits on some highways

Legislature approves 75mph speed limits on some highwaysFourteen states allow drivers to go 75 mph on rural interstates.
  • Traffic
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Tougher distracted driving bill dies in Olympia

Tougher distracted driving bill dies in OlympiaThe bill, which would have made it illegal to hold, read from or enter information into a mobile device, faced opposition in the House.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Traffic

White River Bridge now won't open until Saturday

White River Bridge now won't open until SaturdayThe bridge was closed after damage was found to the overhead support structure last weekend.
  • Traffic
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Traffic

New Vashon water taxi goes into service

New Vashon water taxi goes into serviceThe M/V Sally Fox is the newest King County Water Taxi and will start carrying passengers on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Traffic
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Seattle

Transportation officials say new cracks on viaduct

Transportation officials say new cracks on viaductThe latest inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct found additional ground settlement, wider cracks and two new cracks on columns.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Traffic

Yearlong closure of key Tacoma overpass begins Monday

Yearlong closure of key Tacoma overpass begins MondayThe Pacific Avenue overpass will be demolished starting April 6 as crews below transform I-5 into an HOV configuration.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Lawmaker says state shouldn't pay for extra Seattle buses

Lawmaker says state shouldn't pay for extra Seattle busesRep. Ed Orcutt, a Republican from Kalama, says $17 million in transit aid earmarked to help Seattle during the tunnel construction should be killed.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks ago
Traffic

18-car crash clogs I-5 in Mount Vernon

18-car crash clogs I-5 in Mount VernonA number of other collisions nearby were slowing traffic in both directions. It not known when the freeway will reopen.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Seattle's traffic challenges highlighted by Expedia's move

Seattle's traffic challenges highlighted by Expedia's moveExperts call Expedia's estimates for employee commute times low, while the city points to transit to ease congestion.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Seattle

Expedia move to Seattle expected to impact traffic

Expedia move to Seattle expected to impact trafficSeventy-five percent of the 3,000 employees at the company's headquarters live on the eastside.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Traffic

382 Washington bridges 'structurally deficient'

382 Washington bridges 'structurally deficient'Thirty percent of Washington's structurally deficient bridges are located on an interstate, other freeway or a major arterial, according to the study.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Traffic

Seattle drivers lost 89 hours in traffic last year

Seattle drivers lost 89 hours in traffic last yearA survey from GPS maker TomTom found Seattle had the fourth-worst traffic congestion in the nation.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Traffic

Spring snow brings chain requirement on Snoqualmie Pass

Spring snow brings chain requirement on Snoqualmie PassTraction tires were advised on US 2 at Stevens Pass.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Driver killed after colliding with Metro bus

Driver killed after colliding with Metro busIt happened around 4 a.m. on State Route 169 just south of SE Jones Road.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Motorcyclists argue I-405 express lanes violate the law

Motorcyclists argue I-405 express lanes violate the lawWSDOT plans to require bikers who want to avoid a toll to purchase Good to Go! passes to use on the I-405 express lanes opening later this year. Bikers said the policy violates federal law.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Traffic

Lander Street on Seattle's agenda after past failed promises

Lander Street on Seattle's agenda after past failed promisesLander Street is a road south of Safeco Field that cuts across BNSF rail lines and connects the Port of Seattle to I-5.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month ago
Local

Companies pay employees not to drive to work

Companies pay employees not to drive to workOne way to fight traffic: give employees a free $4 coffee if they get to work in anything that's not a car.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Traffic

SDOT Director Scott Kubly on city's response to SR 99 crash

SDOT Director Scott Kubly on city's response to SR 99 crashScott Kubly, director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, talks about Seattle traffic problems.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month ago
Traffic

Seattle city leaders defend 99 accident response

Seattle city leaders defend 99 accident responseIt was not one accident that brought Seattle to a screeching halt. That's if you believe SDOT Director Scott Kubly.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month ago
Seattle

Highway 99 southbound open after overturned semi closed it for hours

Highway 99 southbound open after overturned semi closed it for hoursAll lanes of southbound Highway 99 on the Alaskan Way Viaduct were shut down after a semi-truck overturned.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month ago
Tech

Four smartphone apps to fight Seattle traffic

Four smartphone apps to fight Seattle trafficWhile most apps include basic routing and traffic conditions, some add cameras, speed traps, and even weather.
  • Tech
  • 1 month ago
Local

Cities say traffic jams will get worse as drivers avoid tolls

Cities say traffic jams will get worse as drivers avoid tollsCities on arterial roads leading into Seattle complain drivers are skipping toll roads and using surface streets instead.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Traffic

Study: 10 of 14 Puget Sound HOV lanes failing

Study: 10 of 14 Puget Sound HOV lanes failingThe ever-increasing traffic means HOV lanes are being used beyond their capacity.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month ago
Seattle

520 accident a reminder to drive defensively in construction zones

520 accident a reminder to drive defensively in construction zonesThe Washington State Department of Transportation has issued a new call for safety after two recent incidents on the 520 bridge.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

WSDOT orders safety stand-downs on statewide construction sites

WSDOT orders safety stand-downs on statewide construction sitesFlatiron Construction has suspended all work on the west side of SR 520 after a pipe fell from a crane on Tuesday.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Seattle mayor pitches $900 million transportation levy

Seattle mayor pitches $900 million transportation levyIf approved by voters, the levy would cost the owner of a $450,000 home $275 per year in property taxes.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

8 injured after crane knocks sign onto 520 bridge

8 injured after crane knocks sign onto 520 bridgeFirefighters had to extricate a woman who was on board a bus.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago