Friday Jolt: Cyclists on Vashon

The day's winners and losers. Image via National Resources Defense Council on Flickr.

08/31/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Burner, Freak Accidents, Coal Trains, and More

On other blogs today: Darcy Burner on feminism, the state DOT on freak highway accidents, Bellingham on coal trains, and Seattle on taxi rates. Image via

07/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

DUI Law Costs State Nearly $12 Million a Year

Recent DUI legislation is out of compliance with federal law, costing the state a penalty of between $11 million and $12 million a year.

04/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Compromise 520 Bill Passes House Transpo Committee

The day's winners and losers (with an honorable mention to Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon). Image via WSDOT.

02/24/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Tolls Start on 520 in 10 Days

Starting December 29, drivers will have to pay to cross the 520 bridge.

12/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Why the Tunnel Museum is Not a "Boondoggle"

The $490,000 viaduct museum isn't the real boondoggle.

12/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Seattle's Carmageddon: A Prediction

Why Carmegeddon: Seattle 2011 is overblown.

09/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Viaduct Project Manager Gets Big Win, Gets Out of Town

On the heels of last month's election victory for the deep-bore tunnel, viaduct project manager Ron Paananen is moving on to the East Coast. Image via WSDOT on Flickr.

09/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


WSDOT: Finance Plan for Tunnel "Same as in 2009"

State tunnel planners say the finance plan for the deep-bore tunnel, which tunnel opponents have been trying to get copies of, is essentially the same as a plan released in 2009.

08/03/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


SDOT Head: Still Significant Disagreements With State Over Tunnel Document

Seattle's transportation director expresses serious reservations about the state's environmental review of the deep-bore tunnel.

06/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The State's Tunnel Study, from the Pro-Surface/Transit Perspective

An analysis of the state's deep-bore tunnel study by Cary Moon of the People's Waterfront Coalition argues that state planners skewed the criteria for replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct so that only the deep-bore tunnel would make the cut.

07/23/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


The State of the City Budget

04/27/2010 By Chris Kissel