Department of Transportation

WA transportation services back online following cyberattack

BY: - November 10, 2023

Following three days of outages, many of the Washington State Department of Transportation public web services are restored, the agency reported Friday.  A cyberattack hit the department starting Tuesday, cutting online access to statewide traffic cameras, ferry trackers and oversized freight permitting.  As of Friday morning, ferry schedules, some ferry tracking on the mobile app, […]

‘Marred by litter’: Millions of pounds of trash soil Washington roads and state lands

BY: - September 19, 2023

Washington has a litter problem.  Nearly 38 million pounds of garbage and other debris were strewn across roads, rest areas and state lands last year, according to a new Department of Ecology-commissioned study. That’s nearly 5 pounds per resident annually. The bulk of the waste – about 26 million pounds – is found on roads […]