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Jul
9

Vehicle strikes multiple protesters in Washington, 2 people sent to hospital

The unidentified 27-year-old suspect is in custody and faces multiple charges.

An overnight protest on a closed Washington state freeway ended with two women in the hospital after a motorist barreled into the crowd, according to Washington State Patrol.

For weeks, law enforcement authorities have warned pedestrian protesters not to use the highways as the setting for protests.

“The freeway is simply not a safe place…We feared something like this would happen,” said Captain Ron Mead, commander of Washington State Patrol field operations for District 2, at a press conference Saturday morning.

A 27-year-old man from Seattle is accused of driving his car onto the closed I-5, going around the vehicles that were supporting the protesters, and striking the pedestrians standing in the shoulder of the road, said Mead.

“We don’t know exactly where the vehicle came on, but we suspect he came on, on the wrong way of a ramp and entered the southbound lane of I-5, he did not come through on one of the closure lanes we had posted,” said Mead.

Interstate 5 between SR 520 and I-90 was closed multiple times in the last 24 hours due to protests.

A 32-year-old woman from Bellingham and a 24-year-old woman from Seattle were hit and taken to a nearby hospital.

The younger woman is in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries while the other victim is in stable condition.

The unidentified driver stopped the all-white sedan and was taken into custody for questioning. Mead said the driver passed a sobriety test and there’s no indication that the car was stolen.

“At the very least, he is looking at vehicle assault charges, felony hit-and-run, but those could be upgraded depending on the progress of the investigation,” said Mead, adding, “We don’t know if it’s a targeted attack, but that remains the focus of our investigation.”

Mead said police have made efforts to keep

Jul
9

Bicycles on Washington State Ferries (WSF)

bicycles offloading in Seattle

Riding your bike  (pdf 2.82 mb) with Washington State Ferries (WSF) means you get priority loading and unloading on most sailings. Coupled with the environmental, health and mobility benefits of biking, it’s no wonder approximately 280,000 people ride their bikes onto ferries each year. Whether you’re biking onto the ferry for the first time or are a seasoned rider, you’ll find a passionate community of cyclists and ferry staff to help you out. If you have questions not answered in this guide, don’t hesitate to ask a terminal staff member, your fellow commuter, or WSF staff at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov .

Getting There
We recommend that bike passengers arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to get priority loading. Late arrivals will be loaded after vehicles, although some routes allow for a mid-load during commuting hours. Please see below for terminal-specific information  on accessing the terminal, purchasing tickets, and bike parking.

Bike Parking
Most WSF terminals provide bike racks for your convenience. When bike parking is unavailable or bike racks are full, please be considerate of others in choosing where to stand with or park your bike while waiting for the ferry to arrive. Keep walkways, ramps, entrances, and the area around designated ADA parking spots clear.

Fares/Tickets

  • Bike passengers pay the standard walk-on passenger fare and are assessed a stowage surcharge of $1-4 depending on route (surcharge waived if using a multi-ride or ORCA card, except on Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C. routes).
  • Bikes with standard trailers do not pay an additional fare.
  • Bikes towing kayaks or canoes pay the motorcycle and driver fare.

Loading
Bike passengers will load onto the forward end of the car deck, unless otherwise instructed by deck crew. Bikes loaded after vehicles (late arrivals) must remain at the rear of the boat and are not permitted to maneuver between vehicles to get to the forward end of the car deck. If it does not interfere with deck operations, bikes may be secured to eyebolts on the bulkhead or to railings. Bikes must remain on the car deck at all times. Please take all personal belongings, including bike bags, with you if leaving your bike unattended during the sailing. Shoes with exposed cleats are not permitted in the passenger cabin.

Unloading
Bikes on the forward end of the car deck are unloaded ahead of vehicle traffic, except when otherwise directed by crewmembers. Those who do not return to their bikes in time to unload ahead of vehicles will unload last. Bikes at the rear end of the deck will unload after vehicles. Please exercise caution when unloading, especially when unloading with walk-on passengers.

Forgotten/Unattended Bicycles
Bikes may be left unattended during the sailing, so long as they are properly secured on the car deck. DO NOT disembark the ferry without your bike. Bikes left on the ferry causes a “Person Overboard” response by the U.S. Coast Guard – resulting in service delays and costly search and rescue operations.

Bike Share
Bike sharing is an increasingly popular mode of

Jul
7

Washington Car Donations | Donate Car Washington State –

Donate a Car in Washington – WA

Say WA! – Say donate your car!! There are lots of Washington-based charities in and around the Seattle area and beyond that can receive car donations in Washington State. Before you select the charity for your WA car donation, if you have any questions please read through our Frequently Asked Questions on Car Donation to learn how our program works and why we are the best choice for car donations in Washington.

Note: We accept car donations in almost every one of the 50 states!

Once you have selected a charity and are ready to donate your car please use our convenient online car donation form or call us toll-free at (866) 392-4483 to donate over the phone.

Local Washington State Charities

Mission

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to…

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At Animals as Natural Therapy, Our mission is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-facilitated…

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Anna’s Bay Chorale is an all-volunteer organization, working to make music more accessible to the community.

The Chorale is a non-auditioned…

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The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and…

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Autism Empowerment is devoted to promoting a culture of acceptance, enrichment, inspiration and empowerment for children, teens, adults, and families…

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Becks Place is a community in the best sense of the word.  It is one where the deep connection between people and their pets is honored in…

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About Big Life
Protecting over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa, Big Life partners with…

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The Blind Judo Foundation
“America doesn’t support its athletes, Americans do”

The Blind Judo Foundation helps blind and visually-impaired…

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Our Mission:
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible,…

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OUR ORGANIZATION

CASA (Camano Animal Shelter Association) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and no-kill animal shelter devoted to the care of…

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Cantaré Vocal Ensemble is a mixed-voice ensemble with singers drawn from all around the Seattle area. Dedicated to presenting concerts of fine…

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On January 19, 1985, citizens in Southwest Washington united under the name Gifford Pinchot Task Force to participate in forest management decisions,…

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Founded in 1964, the Cascadian Chorale is a Bellevue-based, mixed-voice chamber choir dedicated to the performance and promotion of fine choral…

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In 1978, Narda Farrell, her husband Bill Farrell, and her sister Melissa Baker decided to start a school. Narda realized that traditional education…

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Jun
21

Ride Around Washington | Cascade Bicycle Club

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and an inability to guarantee that we will be able to run this event at the capacity required we are forced to make the decision to cancel the 2020 Ride Around Washington.  We are extremely disappointed, but 2021 plans are already in progress and we plan on delivering an amazing “welcome back” party for all of our dedicated supporters.  Check back for more 2021 tour details by May 1st and we will open registration in the fall for 2021. 

 

 

23rd Annual Ride Around Washington

Several bicycles lean against a worn wood-sided building during RAW

Cheney, WA to Chewelah, WA

Saturday, August 1 to Saturday, August 8

NEW FOR 2020!  For the first time in RAW history, we will have six days of great riding but only two campsites. That means only one move day!  And for those who prefer clean sheets each night, there is the option to make motel reservations in both Cheney and Chewelah.  

RAW 2020 will offer four loop rides, one out and back ride, and one point-to-point ride on the day we break camp in Cheney and set up in Chewelah. This year riders will also have the option to drive themselves to the Finish line in Chewelah, where they can leave their cars for the week, and purchase a shuttle ride to the Start Line in Cheney. This is a perfect option for those living outside the Seattle area.  For those in the Seattle area, there is still the option to purchase round-trip bus transportation from the University of Washington to the Start in Cheney and from the Finish in Chewelah back to UW.

Although the number of camping venues has decreased for 2020, the heart of what attracts riders to RAW remains the same – stunning routes, variable terrain, low-traffic roads, challenging climbs, and thrilling descents, all coupled with great support! There is a lot of mileage for those who want it, but on most days there are shorter options for those who prefer a more moderate ride. And having just two base camps will enable staff to enhance and improve the in-camp experience for riders, thus ensuring that RAW 2020 will be a most memorable experience!   

REGISTRATION PAYMENT DUE PREMIUM MEMBER NON-MEMBER
*Non-Refundable Deposit Upon Registration $270 $270
**Final Payment (Add-on) 5/1/20 $820 $820
Total Cost 5/1/20 $1090 $1090

* A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on RAW

**Final payment add-on can be purchased during registration or by 5/1/20. See instructions for paying your remaining balance (final payment).

Final payment add-on DUE by 05/01/20

RAW is a fully supported bicycle tour with overnight camping accommodations. The tour includes three meals per day; hot showers; daily ride support (snacks, water, and mechanic services); daily luggage transport to and from each overnight camp. Along with professional staff, the tour experience is designed and supported by Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers, fellow cyclists dedicated to sharing a love of cycling in Washington state with our guests. Please join us in 2020!

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Jun
21

Automotive Repairs in Washington | Jeff’s Auto Repair

With great care and concern Jeffs’s Auto Repair is open and operating as an essential business in our community during this crisis.

We are adhering to strict social distancing and sanitary guidelines by offering our “Contactless Service” with: online scheduling, communication by text, phone, or email, key drop service, and all sanitary precautions are taken to assure we are operating safe and staying healthy.

Jeff’s Auto Repair is committed to our employees, keeping all employed and paid through this difficult time.

In gratitude and appreciation for our health care professionals and first responders, we are offering them priority scheduling, a complimentary oil change complete with diagnosing and inspecting any concerns they may have with their vehicle. We are humbled by their commitment to keeping our community healthy and support their efforts.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us for more information.

We are all in this together and committed to keep our community safe.

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    Apr
    11

    Freight Policy Transportation Institute | Washington State University


    WELCOME

    The FPTI is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Eric Jessup of Washington State University is Director of the Institute. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of Federal, State and local representatives has been assembled in order to identify relevant and pressing issues for analysis, apply rigorous theoretical and analytical techniques and evaluate results and reports. The following are key goals and objectives for the Freight Policy Transportation Institute:

    • Improve understanding of the importance of efficient and effective freight transportation to both the regional and national economy
    • Address the need for improved intermodal freight transportation, as well as policies and actions that can be implemented to lower operating costs, increase safety and lower environmental impacts of freight transportation nationwide
    • Improve freight transportation performance to specific industries and sectors of the economy

    NEWSLETTER

    1. Winter 2016
    2. Spring 2017

    WORKSHOP FLYER

    Prioritizing Transportation Infrastructure Investments: Broiler Export Supply-Chain Workshop


    PRESENTATIONS

    1. The Practical Corridor Supply Chain: Multimodal Case Study Assessment presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC January 9th, 2017
    2. Poster presented by Jeremy L. Sage, Austin Miller, and J. Bradley Eustice at the 2016 PacTrans Conference in Seattle. Oct., 14
    3. Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows given by Eric Jessup at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29
    4. Conservation Procurement Auctions presented by Paksing Choi at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29 PDF Slides
    5. You Zhou and Jeremy Sage: “Know Your Neighbor: Spatial Effects of State Export Promotion and Infrastructure Investment.” Presented at 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai, China, July 10-15, 2016.
    6. Eric Jessup: Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows June 30
    7. Reroute or Wait It Out: Estimating Optimal Route Decisions in the Presence of Unexpected Delays May 2016

    More…


    PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS

    1. Paper:
    2. Benefits of Transportation Investments: How You Measure Matters
    3. Theme Overview: Agricultural Grain Transportation: Are We Underinvesting and Why?

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    PROJECTS & REPORTS

    1. Report – Sage, Jeremy, Ken Casavant, and You Zhou. “U.S. 95 Freight Multi-Modal Corridor Supply Chain: A Pilot Study.” Report submitted to Idaho Transportation Department. 2015

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    FREIGHT DATA

    1. More…

    PEOPLE

    Freight Policy Transportation Institute:
    Director and Associate Research Professor Eric Jessup,
    Associate Professor Jia Yan.


    Transportation Research Group:
    WSU PhD student J. Bradley Eustice,
    WSU PhD student Dindu Lama,
    WSU Phd student Timur Dincer,

    WSU Phd student Mohammad Rahman and,
    Research Associate Suzette Galinato and,

    WSU Undergraduate student Andrew Gutierrez

    WSU Undergraduate student Natasha Garrison


    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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    Apr
    12

    Washington State Department Of Transportation

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    June 12, 2013 – Staff offered Council with an summary of recent transportation trends, and gave an update on enhancing security for folks walking and cycling. Quickly and simply report frequent service requests corresponding to potholes, graffiti, abandoned autos, streetlight outages, and illegal dumping.

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