NOVEMBER 12, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT        

Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government saysThe average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

 

MARINAS 

Buying a boathouse shouldn’t mean buying a slip, Poulsbo port saysBoathouse sales have become a much-debated topic at the Port of Poulsbo, where commissioners are attempting to clean up port policies and enforcement.

 

TRADE 

Horizon Lines’ Tacoma-based Alaska business being acquired by MatsonHorizon Lines, a domestic shipping line with its Puget Sound base of operations at the Port of Tacoma, will be acquired by Hawaii-based Matson, Inc., the two companies announced Tuesday. 

Congestion at ports rattles growers, importers and truckersPressure is mounting for terminal operators and West Coast unions to reach an agreement so container shipping in Seattle, Tacoma and other ports can return to normal. Meanwhile, food containers are at risk of rotting, trucks are idle, and goods destined for holiday shoppers are stuck.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Long term, transportation funding is school funding –  ‘Children before concrete” is one of the catchphrases of people who’ve been fighting transportation funding in the Legislature.  It’s a false choice.

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