Boeing Says Strong Transportation Network Essential for 777x Plant Siting

Strong road, rail and aviation facilities are essential for any state wishing to land Boeing’s new  777x manufacturing facility. That’s according to a Boeing document obtained by The Seattle Times. It’s ironic, given that Washington state – the onetime presumptive front-runner for the facility – has a legislature that continues Read More

Another Record Year Likely for Port of Prince Rupert

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert, a key competitor for U.S. northwest ports, likely will set another annual growth record. Rupert has already exceeded last year’s shipments; so far 21 million ton of goods have moved through the port, compared to 20.3 million tons last year. However, much of that number Read More

Washington State Transportation Bill Dead for 2013

This morning House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn and Senate Transportation Co-Chair Curtis King told a group the transportation bill is dead for 2013.  Negotiations will continue, and a bill could pass during the first week of January.  However, Clibborn also said that if there was no deal by December January 13th, Read More

Transportation Issues Daily Going on Hiatus

It is with deeply mixed emotions that I announce our blog and newsletter are going on hiatus. I’ve accepted the position of Chief of Staff for the Port of Seattle Commission. At this point it is unclear if or to what degree the blog and newsletter might continue. I will Read More