4 transportation meetings today and tomorrow: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, HPAC, tunnel talk, WSTC

The next two days bring four transportation meetings related to the West Seattle Bridge closure and more, so here’s a quick note about all four:

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY TASK FORCE: The CTF’s third meeting starts at noon today – our preview has the link for viewing live.

HPAC: The community council for Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge talks traffic mitigation at 7 tonight, with guests including local WSBCTF members. HPAC’s preview includes information on how to participate.

‘IMMERSED TUBE’ TUNNEL: At 10 am Thursday, retired civil engineer Bob Ortblad‘s next presentation is part of a Washington Business Alliance-presented panel discussion; our preview has the link for registering in advance so you can get the link to watch.

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm Thursday, as announced by the WSTC:

We have representatives from several local agencies lined up to join us. Here’s who is scheduled and what we plan to discuss:

Seattle Department Of Transportation – upcoming work on 1st Ave S Bridge, possible changes to low bridge restrictions, freight complaints on West Marginal Way SW, and emerging traffic patterns at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal

Port Of Seattle – impacts of high bridge closure to their operation

King County – What can West Seattle expect in terms of additional transit service and when can we expect it?

On the web:
Via phone: +12532158782,,86245810657#
Meeting ID 862 4581 0657

9 Replies to "4 transportation meetings today and tomorrow: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, HPAC, tunnel talk, WSTC"

  • Gxnx June 24, 2020 (9:56 am)

    Q:  when are they going to decide on what to do with the bridge?Are those meeting members getting paid?

    • WSB June 24, 2020 (12:05 pm)

      (A) Supposedly soon. (B) No.

  • heyalki June 24, 2020 (11:15 am)

    I think you spelled bridge wrong

    • WSB June 24, 2020 (12:05 pm)

      Had a grand total of three typos. Deepest apologies. All fixed now.

  • Katherine June 24, 2020 (2:27 pm)

    “possible changes to low bridge restrictions”, was there any updates on this to allow school busses and commuter buses?  

    • WSB June 24, 2020 (2:41 pm)

      Story forthcoming. School
      buses more likely, vanpools probably not till capacity increases

  • anonyme June 24, 2020 (4:22 pm)

    I hope the WSTC addresses the fact that at this point in time, the ONLY people paying bus fare are seniors and the disabled, who have largely been transferred over to Access vans due to service cuts.  Everyone else is free.

  • Conjunction Junction June 26, 2020 (11:19 am)

    WSB -do you think you’d be able to get the recording of Ortblad’s webinar about the ITT?  I emailed them and haven’t heard back.  I attended, but they held the rescheduled meeting at 10 am, and folks had to work.

    • WSB June 26, 2020 (11:52 am)

      I don’t know if they have recorded them but I’ll ask the person who sent us the announcements on his behalf.

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