Transportation

[10/1/19] Bonneville Dam Reopened

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A critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River reopened to barge traffic over the weekend. On Friday, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland, Oregon, said their engineers are inspecting and testing the lock and newly-repaired concrete sill. The navigation lock was closed Sept. 5 after operators detected […]

[9/16/19] Dial-A-Ride Coming to Chelan

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It’ll be a new day in the Chelan area as Link Transit provides innovative service for getting around with a general public Dial-A-Ride Service beginning October 7th. Eric West, Communications Coordinator, says people can download an app to their Smartphone and make a reservation for pickup just in Chelan. The new service will include an […]

[9/16/19] South Lakeshore Road Work Continues

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Work continues on South Lakeshore Road where crews began removing debris from the catch basin and channels at Slide Ridge. Contractor Batchelor Excavating of Manson was awarded a contract on Aug. 27 by Chelan County commissioners. The $130,054 contract was in response to a July 2 landslide at Slide Ridge, which is at milepost 3, […]

[9/16/19] Beebe Bridge Delays

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Routine inspections on Beebe Bridge will cause delays this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, expect delays at Beebe Bridge as a State Department of Transportation bridge crew will be conducting a regular biennial inspection of the bridge. The work is from 7:30 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon, with alternating, one-way, flagger controlled […]

[9/16/19] Parking Relief for Leavenworth

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The City of Leavenworth purchased 1.6 acres from the State Department of Transportation on Highway 2 and says it will help with the parking issues in the Bavarian Village. The property, commonly referred to as the “DOT Lot” is located near the corner of Mill Street and Hwy. 2. Final cost was just over $526,000 […]

[9/16/19] Amtrak Victims Awarded Millions

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Three people who sued over a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017 have been awarded nearly $17 million by a jury for their pain and suffering. Amtrak had previously admitted negligence when its first paid passenger run on a new route from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon, plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people […]

[9/6/19] New Railway Bridges Considered

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Federal officials say BNSF Railway’s plan to build two bridges as part of a second railroad line in northern Idaho meets environmental requirements. The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday issued a final environmental assessment for the bridges across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek at Sandpoint, finding no significant impact. The Coast Guard is involved […]

[9/5/19] Link Transit “Fun Bus” Ends Saturday

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The Link Transit Summer Fun Bus wraps up shuttle service this Saturday. The service was a collaborative effort between the City of Chelan, Chelan School District and Link Transit offering free parking at Chelan High School and free rides to both Don Morse and Lakeside parks. Despite not meeting expectations, Erik West, Communications Director, says […]

[9/5/19] Amtrak Trial Underway

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Attorneys for people injured in a deadly Amtrak derailment in western Washington in 2017 have told jurors in a civil case it’s up to them to decide how much compensation should be given to those who suffered broken bones, brain injuries and other trauma. The trial began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The […]

[8/30/19] Pullman-Moscow Airport

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After runway extensions and renovations at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee and Methow Valley State Airport in Winthrop, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is shutting down next week for its own revamp. On Sept. 8, the airport in Pullman starts the process of shifting from its existing runway to a brand new one capable of […]