Monday, 15 July, 2019

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.
Sound Transit announced today that the long-awaited project to allow transit riders to use their cell phones while traveling underground is beginning a phased roll-out starting today. The Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network that is being funded, installed, and maintained by Mobilite under an agreement with Sound Transit will provide...
On August 3rd and 4th, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held public open houses where they unveiled the 30% design for its Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Identified in the 2012 Seattle Transit Master Plan as a priority corridor for High Capacity Transit and later designated as...
On Thursday, July 28th, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff presented to the Sound Transit board and the public an update to the current ST2 LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) procurement contract (RFP #RTA-RP 0116-15). The RFP calls for the purchase of 122 LRVs with an option for an additional 30 vehicles...
King County Metro announced on Thursday that they are going forward with their plans to re-route the northern end of the 3/4 buses to serve Seattle Pacific University and are seeking public comment before any permanent change is made. Routes 3 and 4 operate together from the Central District through...
The Shard, one of London's more obscure towers, is an engineering feat due to its construction and design. The tower, completed in 2012, stands at 1,016 feet tall, making it the tallest building in the United Kingdom and European Union. But the buiding is more impressive than just pure...
[vimeo 160283532 w=720 h=405] TBM 2 Breakthrough 3-24-16 BROLL FOR MEDIA from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo. A little after nine o’clock Thursday morning, Sound Transit’s second active tunnel boring machine (TBM), holed through the wall of the future U District Station site in the University District, completing the fourth segment...
As part of the Yesler Way/Fourth Avenue bridge rehabilitation project, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will extend the existing Fifth Avenue contraflow transit lane by two blocks between Terrace Street and S Washington St. This will connect the two existing segments: Seattle Blvd S to S Washington St; and Terrace Street...
Navigating around the City of Seattle can be very difficult for those who care for or live with mobility limitations. Many of our streets are still missing curb ramps, or even sidewalks. Add to this, our city's topography, which can change from block to block on the same street,...