Sound Transit weighs more night and weekend trips on Seattle-Tacoma train line

BY: - October 26, 2023

Ridership on Sound Transit’s Sounder South train line, which connects Seattle with the Tacoma area, is about half of what it was before the pandemic, a trend the transit agency blames on the lasting rise of remote and hybrid work. With this in mind, the agency is asking riders for feedback on whether they’d like […]

Investigation finds BNSF railway at fault for Tunnel 5 Fire

BY: - September 12, 2023

This story was originally published by Columbia Insight. On July 2, just east of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Tunnel 5 in Skamania County, Washington, a blaze eventually designated as the Tunnel 5 Fire was ignited. Burning adjacent to heavily traveled Washington State Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the fire consumed […]