Sunday, October 21, 2018

Gordon Werner

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Gordon is a native New Yorker who wisely chose to leave the Northeast in the early 1990s. A past resident of Belltown, and Queen Anne, he currently calls First Hill home. He is a board member of the First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) as well as the FHIA Transportation Committee Chair and is constantly looking for ways to improve transportation up the hill.
The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that they are planning on introducing the first Diverging Diamond Intersection (DDI) on I-5 at Marvin Road in Lacey. The DDI was first introduced in 2009 in Springfield, MO and helps improve traffic flow through complex interchanges by minimizing traffic signal phases,...
Tonight at 6.30pm, the East Design Review Board will be hosting an Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting for the planned twin-tower project located on First Hill, directly adjacent to Town Hall Seattle. As this project consists of twin towers as well as a large amount of public open space,...
Sound Transit's Board of Directors approved today, by unanimous vote, the purchase of the next round of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens. As mentioned in an earlier article covering the recent Capital Committee Meeting, the contract will be for 122 Siemens S70 LRVs with the option for 30...
The East Design Review Board will consider the latest plan for the Westbank Frye High-rise project on First Hill this evening. This is the project’s first recommendation meeting and its second design review meeting overall having sailed through the Early Design Guidance (EDG) session earlier this year. Located across from...
Earlier this month, the Sound Transit Capitol Committee met to discuss, among other items, the contract with Siemens to procure 122 additional Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) to support the ST2 projects currently underway. The contract for 122 Siemens S70 LRVs with the option for 30 additional vehicles is valued...
In the late 1960s, Seattle and the Puget Sound region had the chance to build a modern, grade-separated transit system. The warning signs, that millions of people would be moving into the region were summarily ignored, leading to the traffic congestion and transportation problems we face each and every...
On Wednesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled a proposal for a massive investment in King County Metro Transit that will help alleviate overcrowding, improve reliability, safety, and security for rides and working conditions for Metro’s bus drivers. The proposed $1.6 billion biennial operating budget also includes a six-year...
Sound Transit “TBM #1” (née Brenda) successfully holed-through yesterday at the University of Washington Station, marking the end of tunnel boring work for the Northgate Link extensions. TBM #1 made two trips on the University District-to-University of Washington leg, in part because its sister "TBM #2" (née Pamela) was damaged on...