Tunnel Update

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

02/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Fizz

Friday Fizz: Social Media Edition

Some late-Friday Fizz, courtesy of social media.

01/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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 By Erica C. Barnett

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 By Erica C. Barnett

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 By Erica C. Barnett

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 By Erica C. Barnett

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 By Erica C. Barnett


Inside Seattle’s Waterfront Tunnel Project

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

02/20/2013 By Karen Taylor Quinn

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Must-Watch Video

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring rebuttals, positions, and expenses.

02/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Limiting The Discussion

Caffeinated news & gossip featuring school money, tunnel money, no-show, and the minimum wage.

02/11/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Transportation Jolt: Tunnel "Wake-Up Call"

The day's winners and losers.

02/07/2013 By Afternoon Jolt


PubliCalendar: A Gun Violence Forum and Going Dutch

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/04/2013 By Katie Vincent

This Washington

With Transportation Needs Pressing, Inslee Still Hasn't Named WSDOT Director

Will Gregoire's WSDOT Director make the Inslee cut?

01/31/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Get Ready: I-90 Tolls Are Coming

The state gears up to toll I-90 to backfill a $1.4 billion funding shortfall on SR-520, and some drivers aren't happy.

01/29/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Poker Chips for Nonprofits and a Carbon Neutral Seattle

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

01/29/2013 By Katie Vincent


PubliCalendar: I-90 Tolls and a Food Revolution

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

01/28/2013 By Katie Vincent

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Committee Goes Back to Drawing Board on Tunnel Tolling

A new report reveals more financing troubles for the downtown tunnel.

01/18/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

State Tolling Scenarios Leave Tunnel Budget Shortfall

A state committee's new Alaskan Way tunnel tolling scenarios cast serious doubt on the state's ability to raise the $200 million it has pledged to pay toward the tunnel.

09/20/2012 By Josh Feit