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Morning Fizz

Sawant Critical of $15 Oversight Plan (and $140 Million Tunnel Contingency Plan)

Caffeinated News featuring the tunnel, the $15 minimum wage, and Kshama Sawant

  • 02/10/2015
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Morning Fizz

WSDOT Map Shows Worst Damage

Caffeinated News featuring sinking, parking, and poverty.

  • 12/11/2014
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PubliCalendar: Updates on SR-520 Plans

Today's picks for civic nerds

  • 09/11/2014
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PubliCalendar: Ending Homelessness Through "Progressive Engagement"

Today's picks for civic nerds

  • 09/09/2014
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This Washington

Another Delay In Tunnel Project

Tunnel contractor says the project will be delayed again, adds that his firm is "hopeful" that dispute with the state over who pays "never gets to [lawsuit] stage."

  • 07/28/2014
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WSDOT Head: "We Are Concerned" About Future of Tunnel Project

State transportation secretary Lynn Peterson says she's "concerned" about the future of the tunnel, "given the history of issues on this project."

  • 04/30/2014
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WSDOT: Tunneling Won't Start Until March of Next Year

The state Department of Transportation now says the tunnel-boring machine, which the state initially said might start up again in September, won't get back to work until March 2015.

  • 04/21/2014
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WSDOT: Tunnel Repairs Likely More Extensive Than Previously Anticipated

The state transportation department's tunnel manager says the tunnel contractor has told WSDOT it will have to replace a larger part of the tunneling machine than previously thought.

  • 04/03/2014
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One Question

One (Unanswered) Question for WSDOT on the Tunnel

One unanswered question for WSDOT on the deep-bore tunnel.

  • 03/13/2014
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WSDOT: More Details on Tunnel Machine Test, Repairs

At a press briefing today, WSDOT provided details about testing the tunnel machine in Japan, and says it's still unclear who will pay for repairs.

  • 03/04/2014
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WSDOT Tunnel Lead Unfamiliar With Report Finding Poor Communication between Agency and Contractor

The head of WSDOT's tunnel project says he's unfamiliar with a state report concluding that the state and the tunnel contractor have failed to communicate with each other.

  • 02/27/2014
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That Sinking Feeling: Tunnel Manager Says No Need to Worry About Sinking Viaduct

Tunnel project manager says the public shouldn't be concerned about revelations that the Alaskan Way Viaduct is sinking due to a contractor's work on the tunnel.

  • 02/25/2014
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Tunnel Update

A couple of updates on the deep-bore tunnel machine (spoiler alert: Still stalled!)

  • 02/17/2014
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Afternoon Fizz

Friday Fizz: Social Media Edition

Some late-Friday Fizz, courtesy of social media.

  • 01/31/2014
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This Washington

WSDOT: Contractor Had "Responsibility" to Remove Pipe in Front of Tunnel Machine

The state department of transportation says the tunnel contractor had a "responsibility" to remove the pipe that's at least partially responsible for blocking the tunnel boring machine downtown.

  • 01/16/2014
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This Washington

Tunnel Contractor: WSDOT Statements Could "Adversely Affect" Ability to Finish Tunnel Work

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. In a scathing letter, tunnel project manager accuses state DOT of putting tunnel contractor "on trial in the court of public opinion."

  • 01/16/2014
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One Question

One Question for Gov. Jay Inslee

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. One question about the transportation budget for Governor Jay Inslee.

  • 09/03/2013
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This Washington

A Cola Q&A With New WSDOT Head Lynn Peterson

PubliCola has some questions for the new state transportation department head, Lynn Peterson.

  • 03/29/2013
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The C Is for Crank

I Don't Cry for You, Mercer Island

Mercer Island residents continue to demand special treatment from the state—this time, an exemption from I-90 tolls.

  • 02/27/2013
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Inside Seattle’s Waterfront Tunnel Project

The largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine in the world arrives in Seattle this spring.

  • 02/20/2013
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