Guest Column: Traffic congestion is a serious safety hazard

Chronic traffic congestion is more than a motorist annoyance. It is a serious safety hazard. A good example is the intersection of Industrial Way and Oregon Way. When car and truck traffic is at a standstill, access to businesses in this critical corridor is blocked for emergency vehicles. As most of us have experienced, it […]

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House set to approve $16B transportation package

Washington’s House of Representatives was expected to approve a transportation package late Tuesday that will bring $110 million into Cowlitz County. The Senate on Monday approved the $16 billion bill on a 39-9 vote. It will raise the gas tax by 7 cents a gallon Aug. 1 and 4.9 cents a gallon July 1, 2016. […]

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Finish the job, Olympia

We need a comprehensive statewide transportation budget passed immediately. And that budget must include improvements to SR432. If you’ve driven to Seattle lately, you know what a nightmare the congestion is all across Puget Sound. Headed to Portland last Wednesday for the morning commute? You might have been one of the unlucky ones who was […]

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