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When the freight sector talks about supply chains, logistics and infrastructure, it is sometimes easy to forget why we do it. We forget the human face behind all the products the freight industry is trying to move.

The Washington State Department of Transportation recently unveiled its latest version of the state's transportation plan. Of note was the attention the agency paid to the adverse impacts on the freight sector due to increased congestion on state highways.

This week’s heavy rainfall has prompted flood warnings throughout the Puget Sound region as rivers become choked with both runoff and debris.

This news serves a good reminder of some of the environmental benefits associated with the completion of State Route 167.

This fall marks the seven-year anniversary of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) issuance of its Record of Decision for the State Route 167 completion project. 

It's a notable anniversary because it serves as a reminder that the reason SR 167 is not complete today is not because of challenges with the environmental review process or permitting. Rather, it is because of the lack of funds.

The News Tribune reminds us that economic growth is an effective strategy for generating the revenue needed to invest in education, and that infrastructure investments are critical to ensuring that growth takes place.

The News Tribune's headline says it all: traffic for South Sound residents is getting worse and worse.

Washington citizens are spending more and more—and more—time in traffic. For many of us stuck in the daily gridlock, this probably fits in the “Duh!” category, but the point was reinforced yesterday with the release of WSDOT’s 13th annual Corridor Capacity Report.

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