Uber, Lyft, others likely to be allowed pick-ups at Sea-Tac
By Daniel Demay, September 8, 2015, Seattle PI
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other app-based ride-hailing companies are likely to get legal access to pick up passengers at Sea-Tac Airport in the not-so-distant future.
In a packed meeting Tuesday, the Port of Seattle Commission considered three options to revise ground transportation at Sea-Tac, two of which would abandon the current practice of signing an exclusive contract for on-demand taxi service leaving the airport.
Port of Port Angeles ready to approve pact with composites facility
By Paul Gottlieb, September 8, 2015, Peninsula Daily News
The Port of Port Angeles’ Composite Recycling Technology Center is getting ready to set off on its own.
Port commissioners Tuesday reviewed a proposed $97,500 economic development services agreement with the soon-to-be-formed nonprofit center, known as the CRTC, that they are expected to approve Sept. 22, a day after an 11 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony.
The ceremony is expected to include participation by Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, whose 6th Congressional District includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Developer, Vancouver port spar over Terminal 1
By Aaron Corvin, September 8, 2015, The Columbian
Published: September 8, 2015, 6:43 PM
The Port of Vancouver and a private developer exchanged sharp jabs Tuesday over their separate efforts to rejuvenate Vancouver’s waterfront with a vibrant mix of residents, workers, shops and open spaces.
Port leaders, in discussing a draft master plan for 10 acres of the port’s Terminal 1 waterfront property that includes the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, suggested that work on the adjoining 32 acres to be developed by Columbia Waterfront LLC was stalled. Port officials suggested their Terminal 1 project could jump-start the larger waterfront redevelopment by including housing — an idea that drew the ire of Columbia Waterfront developer Barry Cain.
Vista Arts Center agreement possible by year’s end
By Geoff Folsom, September 8, 2015 Tri-City Herald
The Port of Kennewick soon could have an agreement with a group looking to open a performing arts center at Vista Field.
The letter of intent for the port and the Arts Center Task Force to work together is the first major step in the process, said Steven Wiley, the task force’s chairman, during the port commissioners’ Tuesday meeting.