APRIL 12, 2016

AIRPORTS

Another airline could be coming to Bellingham International Airport.

April 8, 2016, KGMI News

California Pacific Airlines says it plans to offer service between McClellan-Palomar Airport in San Diego County and Bellingham in about four months.

The company says it recalled many of its employees who were furloughed in 2013.

Read more here: http://kgmi.com/news/007700-another-airline-could-be-coming-to-bellingham-international-airport/#sthash.vAhvxYB2.dpuf

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

What the heck is that? Port’s wetland bank near Puyallup repays development elsewhere

Sean Robinson, April 12, 2016, The News Tribune

Face it — the words “Port of Tacoma” don’t conjure images of marsh grass, long-legged herons and meandering streams.

Yet here’s Dave Myers, a muck-booted project engineer for the port, clumping through the mud of a 40-acre wetland near Puyallup, talking like a gardener tallying the annual crop.

“The rushes and sedges are coming in pretty well,” he says, surveying the handiwork of three years.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article70977772.html#storylink=cpy

 

MARINE TERMINALS

Ports of Tacoma, Seattle approve first big purchase of Seaport Alliance

Kate Martin, April 7, 2016, The News Tribune

A slate of multi-million dollar upgrades along the Blair Waterway on the Tacoma Tideflats will eventually allow the two of the world’s biggest containerships to dock there at the same time.

The enhancements valued at $141 million were approved unanimously by the Northwest Seaport Alliance — a joint vote of the port of Tacoma and Seattle commissions. The group also approved a 20-year lease extension for terminal operations at Husky Terminal.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article70568992.html#storylink=cpy

 

RAIL

Port Of Vancouver Prepares For Hearing On Oil Terminal

Conrad Wilson, April 11, 2016,  OPB

Port of Vancouver commissioners are looking for input at a hearing Tuesday about how to move forward with the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.

The Port wants to hear from the public about how to proceed with a proposed lease amendment from the backers of the Vancouver Energy Project.

Read more here: http://www.opb.org/news/article/vancouver-washington-oil-terminal-port-hearing/

 

TRANSPORTATION

Don’t vacate Occidental Avenue

By Seattle Times editorial board, April 12, 2016, The Seattle Times

SEATTLE’S waterfront industrial zone is not a field of dreams, where one can build an arena in hopes that the NBA will miraculously appear.

There’s no reason for the city of Seattle to continue chasing this fantasy, especially not until there’s evidence that a team is within the realm of possibility.

Read more here: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/dont-vacate-occidental-avenue/

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