DECEMBER 3, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Seattle-Tacoma alliance moves one-step forward with regulatory nodThe ports of Seattle and Tacoma are one step closer to creating an alliance to protect and even expand their container market share after getting a green light — one of two needed — from U.S. maritime regulators. 

Federal court judge rules against ports in suit over open meetingsEven as an Olympia open meetings advocate posted a win in federal court, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle once again will meet behind closed doors Wednesday (Dec. 3) to discuss their proposed operating alliance.

 

TRADE 

At Puget Sound ports, shippers say slowdown damage is already done Even if ports started up today at normal productivity business would still likely be lost, according to shippers in the industry.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

WSDOT: Freight congestion could cost Washington $3.3 billion, tens of thousands of jobsThe just-released Washington State Freight Plan, the most comprehensive Washington state has ever attempted, is an effort to prioritize where dollars should be spent to best help the state’s freight transportation system.

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