DECEMBER 19, 2013

AIRPORTS 

Increased airport funding included in Governor’s proposed transportation budget The Governor’s proposed 2014 Supplemental Transportation Appropriation Bill includes an extra $565,000 in fiscal year 2015 for the state’s Airport Aid Grant Program. 

Port officials perplexed by Alaska Airline flight changeThe change would push Walla Walla’s evening flight to an arrival time of almost midnight.

 

CHANNEL DEEPING/DREDGING 

DNR: Port’s original dredge documents did not involve state-owned landThe Port of Kingston may have grounded its own project when it improperly identified where a proposed maintenance dredge would take place.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of ML gains new tenantImprovements are being made to ready a 3,000 square foot office building at the Port of Moses Lake for new tenant Systems Maintenance Services.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Mercury cleanup costs rise again on Bellingham waterfrontPort of Bellingham commissioners have agreed to spend another $1.2 million to pay for mercury cleanup on the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. waterfront site.

  

PEOPLE 

Dave Muller Named Interim Port of Chehalis DirectorFilling In: Muller Replaces Former Director Jim Rothin Until Position Is Filled.

 

TRADE 

Port of Tacoma container numbers bounce back in NovemberAfter seeing its container cargo volume numbers fall below last year’s figures in August, September and October, the Port of Tacoma this week reported its November container numbers improved 3.1 percent over November 2012.

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