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Ellensburg Bull Wears Orange, Promotes Work Zone Awareness in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 18, 2014

Ellensburg Bull Wears Orange, Promotes Work Zone Awareness in Washington

As National Work Zone Awareness week came to a close last Friday, I asked you what your agency did to raise awareness in your city or state. Maria Fischer, a Kittitas County (Washington) Public Works engineering tech, responded to tell me ...

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20,000 Washington residents expected to celebrate Walk to School Day

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 07, 2013

20,000 Washington residents expected to celebrate Walk to School Day

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday that it estimates 20,000 students, parents, teachers and community leaders in Washington will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday. Walk to School Day is celebrated to encourage students to ...

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VIDEO: Crews move I-5 permanent replacement span into place

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 16, 2013

VIDEO: Crews move I-5 permanent replacement span into place

[Correction: The article previously noted that WSDOT expects work to be completed in early October. It has been edited to reflect the correct time frame, in mid November.) The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Sunday that the permanent replacement ...

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Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 26, 2013

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Some of the cities on this list are probably obvious, but I was surprised about a few of the cities on this “Top 5” list from Clean Technica. Here are the five cities where you’re most likely to see someone charging ...

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Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

John Latta - Jul 18, 2013

Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

A disturbingly large number of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (see Better Roads’ November bridge inventory). But how many are “fracture-critical?” Washington State’s collapsed I-5 bridge was fracture-critical when it was hit by a heavily loaded truck. But ...

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More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

More than 200 of Washington state’s bridges are classified as fracture-critical and could collapse if a key component of the bridge fails, according to KUOW. Of those bridges, at least three have been struck multiple times in the past five years, ...

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies met Thursday for a hearing, where the committee examined the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in the context of the overall status of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. AASHTO Journal ...

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HOTless in Seattle

John Latta - Jun 18, 2013

HOTless in Seattle

It appears some road planners in the Seattle area assumed that drivers would be willing to pay their way out of congestion. It appears that this is not so. A pilot project was designed for high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes at State ...

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Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion reauthorization bill “not going to happen”

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion reauthorization bill “not going to happen”

Oklahoma conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has "been through," as a he puts it, eight reauthorization bills, said after hearing outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood say President Obama's goal was $500 billion to $600 billion long-term reauthorization ...

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Rahall: 2014 reauthorization to be different from MAP-21

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Rahall: 2014 reauthorization to be different from MAP-21

Ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) committee and West Virginia veteran Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV) believes reauthorization in 2014 will be a far different process than the contentious and almost-failed MAP-21 work of 2012. Speaking to the Transportation ...

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Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) believes September 2014 reauthorization has much the same bipartisan support that surfaced for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and a bill could be ready for the President ...

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2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

John Latta - May 28, 2013

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

Did the collapse of the I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Washington State demonstrate a need for increased investing in our increasingly substandard transportation infrastructure, particularly bridges? One argument says no. Then it sort of says yes as well. “No” in ...

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