South Park bridge gets rebuilding money from feds
King County is receiving $34 million in TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) stimulus money to replace the bridge, which closed last summer. With this final piece of funding, the $131 million bridge replacement project can move forward. King County Executive Dow Constantine said the new bridge should open in May 2013
Real travel times now available for Seattle city streets
Real-time information on exactly how long it is going to take to get to a destination within the city of Seattle is available. By zooming onto license plates, Seattle’s Traffic Management Center is able to calculate how long it takes to get from point A to point B. Businesses can utilize this resource to avoid overly congested roads to improve travel time.
Green energy field is fertile ground for wild concepts
This is the dream era for green technology, when concepts that sound wildly innovative or insane – depending on who’s describing them – are getting attention. “People who aren’t afraid to take chances in completely uncharted waters sometimes succeed beyond their wildest dreams and turn the world on its head,” said industrial designer and entrepreneur Richard Alan Hales.
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