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New Seattle Light Rail Line Opens Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

May 24, 2016 - in Projects, Rail

On March 19, Sound Transit, the regional transit authority serving the Greater Seattle Area, officially opened the University Link Light Rail Extension, bringing fast, reliable rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington – two of the Seattle…

Seattle Commuters Prepare for Two-week Closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

April 20, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are 14 days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle.…

Seattle Continues Design and Planning Work for Multimodal Ferry Terminal

April 11, 2016 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

SEATTLE – In the near future, Seattle ferry riders can look forward to a new terminal complete with more efficient operations, viewpoints and amenities.…

SoundTransit Marks a Record Year of Regional Light Rail Expansion

January 15, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Transit

Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined Peter Rogoff, the agency’s new CEO, to provide news media with a preview of the epic year that lies ahead for expanding regional light rail service. In 2016 Sound Transit is…

Seattle Tunnel Partners Successfully Lower the Repaired “Big Bertha” Tunneling Machine

August 26, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2015—Seattle Tunnel Partners and crane crews from Mammoet have successfully lowered the 2,000-ton front end of the SR 99 tunneling machine to a platform at the bottom of the access pit. Crews will now use the crane to fine-tune the position…

Sanborn Expands 3-D Digital Maps with Four Major U.S. Cities

February 11, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

The Sanborn Map Company announces a key upgrade to its world-class 3-D geospatial product line with the addition of the Atlanta, Boston, Miami and Seattle metropolitan areas. Sanborn’s massive collection of highly accurate 3-D visualization digital data…

Amazon Reshapes Seattle’s Downtown

August 26, 2013 - in Planning

When Amazon executives showed up last year for the first meetings about their proposal to build a new headquarters here — three towers that would draw thousands of workers downtown — city officials were taken aback. Not by the scope of the plan, but by…

Seattle Breaks New Ground with Bicycle Master Plan

June 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Already considered among the leading U.S. cities for “bikeability” the city of Seattle has recently taken strides to accelerate its plan to triple bicycle usage and improve bike safety in the city. Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation made…

Bridge Collapses on Interstate 5 North of Seattle

May 24, 2013 - in Emergency, Transportation

The major highway bridge linking Seattle with Canada and the rest of the Pacific Northwest region collapsed Thursday evening, dumping at least a handful of vehicles and people into a river, the Washington State Patrol said. Initially, it wasn't clear if the…

Seattle Plans New Food Forest

May 23, 2013 - in Environment

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees,…