Tagged with 'Transportation'

Des Moines Memorial Drive closed Friday due to downed power lines

Des Moines Memorial Drive closed Friday due to downed power lines

South King Fire & Rescue reports that downed power lines caused the closing of Des Moines Memorial Drive between 208th and 212th on Friday afternoon, June 14. Two Metro buses were blocked in by the... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport has new App to help guide users during ‘busiest summer ever’

Sea-Tac Airport has new App to help guide users during ‘busiest summer ever’

By Perry Cooper A new, wide ranging computer application will assist over 15.6 million travelers expected to pass through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this summer. This is nearly one-third of the... [Read more]

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include: Glimpse the future of SR 509. We made a video that describes the benefits... [Read more]

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

By Jack Mayne A few years ago, Des Moines was on the brink of financial ruin with borrowing rates heading upward, but what a difference a few years makes. The City Council was told at its meeting Thursday... [Read more]

Cities demand Sound Transit abandon maintenance yard plans at Dick’s

Cities demand Sound Transit abandon maintenance yard plans at Dick’s

By Jack Mayne Sound Transit, wittingly or not, is attempting to take over the newly established Dick’s Drive-In on the east side of Pacific Highway South, technically in Kent but claimed also by the... [Read more]

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment regarding potential locations for Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins TODAY – Tuesday, Feb. 19 – and continues through April 1. This is an opportunity... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and... [Read more]

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

By Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines has joined SeaTac city officials in wanting consideration of a second international airport, and says a potential connection of the state ferry system could be another... [Read more]

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

Representatives from the City of Des Moines and Metro Transit will soon welcome a new transportation option in south King County – Route 635, the Des Moines Community Shuttle. “It’s wonderful to... [Read more]

Metro partners with Des Moines & Normandy Park for new services

Metro partners with Des Moines & Normandy Park for new services

King County Metro has partnered with the Cities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to pilot new transportation services for commuters and residents as the area experiences an influx of new employers. As... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in South King County to expect extended overnight work hours from Friday evening, Sept. 16, through Sunday morning, Sept. 18. The additional... [Read more]

Extended hours planned for overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Extended hours planned for overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Drivers should be prepared for overnight lane reductions on southbound Interstate 5 this weekend, Sept. 9-11, from South 200th Street in SeaTac to SR 516 in Des Moines. With a rainy fall forecast on the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Redondo Beach Drive closure starts; to be closed through Aug. 5

TRAFFIC ALERT: Redondo Beach Drive closure starts; to be closed through Aug. 5

The City of Des Moines announced that Redondo Beach Drive South will be closed starting today – Monday, July 11 – and remain closed through Aug. 5, 2016, between Redondo Way and Southwest 292nd Street.... [Read more]