JULY 6, 2016



The List:  Puget Sound region’s 25 largest marinas

Melissa Crowe, July 1, 2016, Puget Sound Business Journal

Whether multi-million dollar yachts on Lake Washington or paddle boards in Shilshole Bay, recreational boating is in full swing this summer.

Washington’s $3.2 billion, recreational boating and fishing industry spawned a new wave of entrepreneurs, expanding the sport’s popularity through boat-sharing services such as BoatnTime.com and Seattle Boat Share.

The U.S. Coast Guard has more than 228,500 recreational boats registered in Washington since 2015. But just where do those boats stay moored?

Read more here:  http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2016/07/01/the-list-puget-sound-regions-25-largest-marinas.html



Cantwell-Created Program Provides Seattle Historic $45 Million Grant to Free Up Train and Car Traffic, Bolster WA Economy

New federal freight program makes first funding announcements, marks Lander Street national priority after Cantwell, Murray support

Press Release, July 1, 2016

Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a $45,000,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to address a notorious bottleneck for train and car traffic in Seattle.  The $45 million grant to the City of Seattle for the South Lander Street project will leverage private, state, and local investments to build an east-west grade crossing over the South Lander Street rail corridor in the SoDo neighborhood.

Read more here:  https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-created-program-provides-seattle-historic-45-million-grant-to-free-up-train-and-car-traffic-bolster-wa-economy-



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