Washington Department of Transportation

6 days ago
The notion of fully capping I-5 as it runs through central Seattle has been gaining steam. The city could stand to gain hundreds of acres of urban land.
Crosscut
October 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
A massive project to build safe passages for wildlife over Interstate 90 in Washington State is a major win for environmental groups who have been advocating for the project for over a decade.
Crosscut
September 19, 2018, 10am PDT
The Washington Department of Transportation announced that Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close permanently in January 2019, with service switching over the tunnel Bertha built. The previous plan expected the switch to occur in the Fall.
Associated Press via Tri City Herald
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
Vancouver Sun
September 6, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation is funding ways to transition from the gas tax to other user-based revenue mechanisms to fund transportation infrastructure. The federal gas tax hasn't keep pace with transportation expenditures since 2008.
U.S. D.O.T. Press Release
January 16, 2016, 11am PST
The adventure of Bertha the tunnel-boring machine, already two years behind schedule, has a new twist.
The Seattle Times