17 Burst results for "State Department Of Transportation"

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:19 min | 2 months ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"The members at all times. You have to be vigilant. Even in the daytime, anything can happen back and the client turned employee says Despite being open 24 hours, few clients come overnight. There's only so much that can be done. Harrison says. They have repeatedly contacted the city for help to commas. Neighborhood and community services says the city outreach team does weekly cleanups and last week encountered four campers, all who refused housing and resources. The city's approaches to follow CDC guidance to not disperse encampments during the pandemic. Told KOMO News. More outreach visits are planned, Harrison says he understands There's no quick fix that he worries. What's next US. Doing? Our best isn't gonna be enough to keep the members here. They're going to leave for their own safety. Michelle Esteban common news. Homeowners. Time is now 4 48 homeless camp along I 90 in Seattle will be removed tomorrow morning. Como Esmat Markovich has that story. A connection between homeless camps and rock throwing has been made. We were able to confirm that this individual is tied to the homeless in Cameron right there. Two campers have been arrested, one charged with tossing cement or rocks on vehicles. In the vicinity of a homeless camp near the entrance to the Mount Baker Tunnel along I 90 and Rainier Avenue with that homeless camp connection. Accountability gets Messier having people in and around the freeways and encampments. It's not safe for a whole range of reasons. The city of Seattle and the State Department of Transportation have a long standing friendly but at times testy agreement. Says Seattle must provide homeless outreach services to camps on Seattle highway right of ways. But in light of the homeless, rock throwing connection, the mayor now says the state needs to do more. We've been working with State Department transportation for over a year to really try to see if we get the state to step up to do for its lands what we've been doing for us. In response, the head of the state Department of Transportation told us the state can't do what Seattle is equipped to do. Saying it's critical. We coordinate with local partners that offers shelter and social services to those living homeless. This is not a new process, and it's important one to follow so that the camps don't simply shift from one property owner to another. But we look deep into the state budget and found a $3 million provides. Oh, that takes effect this month. That says wash dot must coordinate and work with local government officials and social organizations to help prevent future encampments from forming.

Michelle Esteban $3 million Cameron 24 hours Mount Baker Tunnel Rainier Avenue tomorrow morning State Department of Transporta I 90 Harrison Seattle Como CDC State Department transportatio Two campers last week US KOMO News state Department of Transporta this month
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:32 min | 2 months ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"New Mexico, while five people on the balloon died after the gondola hit a power line, caught fire and fell to a busy street below. Portland, Oregon broke its all time heat records Saturday, hitting 108 degrees. It's likely to beat that Newmark again today. Temperatures expected to reach 1 15 Dave Packer, ABC News Homo news. 1000 FM 97 78 31 In Seattle, We just hit 80 degrees, not even nine o'clock here. And boy, these temperatures are really cooking right along here. Record temperatures triple digits expected here for all of Western Washington today. In fact, six states now here in the west, affected by the successive heat wave, here is the top stories and team coverage continues here. It's good to have you with us. I'm Mark Christopher Road construction work on I five South this weekend at times, creating a four mile backup. It's the first of 16 projects to repay by five and replace old expansion joints. Tom Pierce was the State Department Transportation says plan on it all summer. This project overall includes 16 weekends of work on I five. This weekend in July, 10th and 11th when we're working will be replacing concrete on I five between I 90 and Spokane Street, not just this summer next summer as well. Traffic officials advising people to avoid the area at and get to know your alternate routes, Of course, an update the swimmer who went missing around five o'clock yesterday, his friends reported. He was off the boat and in the water they did not see him surfaced. Divers and rescue swimmers searched the area in Andrews Bay, That's just office. Seward Park there Popular spot for many voters, no sign of the man.

Tom Pierce Dave Packer 108 degrees Saturday 80 degrees Andrews Bay ABC News 16 weekends New Mexico nine o'clock five six states Seward Park five people today Western Washington first I five State Department Transportatio four mile
"state department transportation" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

08:09 min | 11 months ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"We can only contribute so much and therefore we're behind the eight ball. Is there a way to change that formula? Well. The fast act was passed in 2015 that with the highway kind of like a reconstruction bill. It expired in September 30th and it's been extended one year for obvious reasons. But right now we're in the thick of election season. And so I haven't noticed. So this is like extended for what? You have to give certainty, you know to local governments who have to plan for the coming year. So when when the election is past, don't take a new Congress would take a new look at coming up with a new highway bill. For it's a shorthand term. On and we'll see what happens. That will come at that time, you know? Yeah, And I think that's a That's an important distinction. There is we seemingly we wait and wait and wait, and it doesn't have now granted. Yeah, there's other stuff. We It's funny Second. He's very important for local government because they gotta have multi year plans. So they can go from short extension two short extension, which is what years? Not bad. It gives some certainty so that it gives a year of a planning horizon. Local and state governments. It's better than let's say three months or anything like that. But you talk about regulatory relief and that something else that this president has focused a great deal on it. Well, it takes about 16 years. To build a new road, Our new bridge. In fact, I was just in Alaska and I was so happy to be w No. Why? Because I was actually giving the final permit. From the department of the cheerier for a highway, The sterling highway in a lava that took 40 years. So the problem is, this is outrageous. And that we have been working very hard to streamline the permitting process. Because the longer the permitting process takes the more the costs of a particular project will escalate no questions. We need to attack a light not only from a finance from a funding point of view of financial point of view. It also tackle the structural and, you know impediments into permitting and also in the environmental impact statement survey the process that we can protect that we all care about the environment. The environment. But there sometimes really silly rules that are duplicative, overly burdensome that really hamper and I think that's hard I can talk more about. Yeah, I know what I think. That's part of the administration's, You know. Ah, lockets overshadow with the president and, you know, I want to get out in the weeds on that one. But I think that's so true. Is it the lacquer is taking deregulating things along business and enterprise, The florist. Not because we get rid of some archaic rules and contradictory rules doesn't mean we don't care about the environment to this point in talking about the Brent Spence Bridge, Madam secretary When we first kick this idea in like 20 years ago, they said, it's going to take 15 years to do environmental studies. And here's the thing. We're going to rebuild the bridge. The brunt spend ridge right next to the existing bridge. How much of an impact of that have on the floor and fauna of the area? If you're building a bridge next to the one that's been there since the 19 sixties. Well again. These are decisions that the local community because they've got they lived there. They know best what to do. And so we're not here to say Oh, we know best. You know, you've got a son. You've got to do this project. Because invariably It takes a long time with different communities for the region to come together and agree on projects. So what we do is to make sure that you know we're speeding up. The regulatory process in a reasonable common sense way that were providing the money and then then, in many ways, it's up to the local community to decide. You know, howto structure these what are the priorities? That's what each State Department transportation Prioritizes in their state budgets. A swell but there are many, many other things I did when you talk about Kobe 19, you know, in terms of transportation, we have given out 100. Million face coverings. We've given $25 billion Teo Transit Company throughout the that's about the country $10 billion to airports, $50 billion to airlines. And travel agents a billion dollars to Amtrak. So The bills that the president signed on March 27th Tears Act. It is the largest economic relief package in our country's history. But We cannot continue to subsidize or replicate through government subsidies. The entire American economy. No questions. That's why we had to open up the economy and weaken do so in a safe way that will enable the people to get their jobs back to carry on with their With their ordinary lives, to the extent possible again, what protecting safety and we've always said, You know that people need to listen to what CDC is saying. We are not the public health agency so we can kind of tell people what to do. But we do tell people that when you go out, you need to, you know, know and understand and comply with what CDC Has recommended and that's where your mask social distancing washing your hands frequently for 27. But there's many there's many. Many other things that are going on in the department were also preparing for the future because, you know Drones, automated cars, air taxis, supersonic fly commercial space. These are all transportation modes of the future. And what we're finding is that you know, we have to set up the regulatory regime that will address legitimate public concerns about safety, security and Privacy. Well, that's that's about innovation. That's a big headache, right? Is that OK? We have the airspace control and this is under your purview. Again. It's US Transportation Secretary Elaine Shall on the Scotts Lawn show 700 w talking about infrastructure. The Brent Spence Bridge, the viaduct, but other transportation issues as well. And the president and, AH, moderator last night brought this up to Joe Biden disgusted as well and infrastructure is No dealing with the FAA is now everyone has drones. What does that look like? What his package Transportation look like when you're ups or FedEx. And that's something that that indeed is changing. And not only that you mentioned funding airports and giving money CVG at a time and cove it when those things when passenger travel is contracting, and yet cargo is expanding. That's also under your purview. Yes, And it's actually a very good time when the past we don't we want to see passenger volume return, but during this period We've acted given out a great deal of government funding to airports, and this is actually a good time for them to do repairs maintenance work expansions because ordinarily they would not have the time. To be able to do this kind of extended works. The Westchester Airport in New York shut down for a month, and they basically got caught off on their capital expenditure maintenance. Programs. There's a little bit of Ah, silver lining that is that we're encouraging, you know, trance potential transportation entities. They use this time to do maintenance work as well. Overall, we're hoping back and we're working with airlines and transit authorities. Obviously to help them come back and to reassure the public That they are cleaning deeply. All their equipment at the deep cleansing is occurring frequently and that, um, you know, it's actually safe. To travel as well..

president Brent Spence Bridge secretary CDC Alaska Congress State Department Westchester Airport Teo Transit Company FedEx US Kobe New York Joe Biden FAA Elaine Shall Scotts Lawn
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"Is a storm will bring moisture along the Costa's well, a cz the western, the slopes of the Cascades. Thie storms could also bring lightning and winds, though President Trump granted Governor Brown's request for a federal disaster declaration earlier this week. Allowing access to female resource is, Brown says the aid will help with disaster. Unemployment assistance for residents put out of work by the fires. Cruise with the State Department transportation have been working around the clock to clear burned trees and shore up slopes damaged by wildfire along state highways. Barbell abo with Dio says. Cuomo says it'll be weeks before they can open a stretch of Highway for 10 east of semen in cloth, So they're still trees and large rocks continuing to fall on the roadway, which creates unfair travel conditions and we need they have crews and they're doing tree removal and rock scaling work on also repair the damaged guardrail before the road can reopen it. A stretch of white past highway 12 is closed for an active fire from Oak Creek to state route 1 23. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin says a report in The New York Times is chilling. The reports his attorney General Bill Bar, wanted prosecutors to consider criminal charges against her. I I'm hoping that it's not true, but if it is true, I think it's very chilling. Far, according to the Times felt that the Capitol Hill occupy protester chop was a violation of the civil rights of the people of Seattle. Jerking says she worries the Department of Justice is being used to settle political scores. And we should be prepared for a corona virus related lifestyle change for months or even years. That is the reminder from King County Health officer Dr Jeff Do Jin, who says they don't really know what to expect from the upcoming collision of the pandemic in the flu season. We're hoping some of the good results that we've seen and decreasing over 19 transmission will be sustained. And if so, we would expect to see some beneficial impact on influenza and other respiratory virus spread in our community as well. In other words, keep up the mask wearing In social distancing and will likely see a lot less flu. But Dr Duchin says we can't bank on that. So he is urging you and your neighbors to get your flu shots. Go man Whose time is 7 34. Let's take another check in every 10 minutes.

Governor Brown Seattle influenza Times Dr Duchin Jenny Durkin State Department Costa President Trump Dr Jeff Do Jin Department of Justice Cuomo Oak Creek Dio King County Bill Bar The New York Times attorney
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"He says has to stop with the help of the community. Our entire department works with community leaders to address the underlying social issues that lead people feeling the need to carry a gun to be safe or to be respected, but clearly, we need to do more. Mayor and council leaders announced the revised plan for the relief bill, which provides the money without emptying reserves of borrowing from other city funds. Durkin says she hopes that's the start of more cooperation between our office and the City Council and you'll need to take I 90 year go around like Washington if you need to get between the East side in Seattle this weekend, State Department transportation crews have shut down the 5 20 Bridge between Montlake and Madonna. To continue work on the future Montlake lid duties, Steve Pearce says they've already built the lid center support appears on our close to that so that we can create works on on the outside of the roadway so that we could be can building the outside structures to be ableto Carry that live. The 5 20 Bridge will reopen by 5 A.m. Monday morning. Common news time is 5 10. From the coma. Sports Desk Dave Lewis has today storm action after winning nine straight games and the best start in franchise history. The Seattle storm now with consecutive losses, 11 and three on the year after falling to Las Vegas, 80 to 74. We had a steward at 29 points and 18 rebounds held to 37% shooting for the game and the storm out, rebounded by 10. Next chance to bounce back gets Indiana on Tuesday. Looks like I'll be a happy ending for sea Ox defensive lineman Brandon Jackson, who was knocked out and taken off the field on the backboard as a precaution after being injured during the team scrimmage on Saturday. Coach Pete Carroll ended the rest of the workout, said Jackson did indeed have movement in all of his extremities, thinks he'll be fine and coming up at 6 10 Mariners in Texas. Justus Sheffield on the mound for Seattle. Sports 10 40 past the hour. I'm Dave Lewis. Come on news. It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month, two months in a row. Leave a message at the Hi Jamie Hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song. What the name your price tool. So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, trombone was blah, blah, blah. And you say we'll be fine curvature options to fit your budget. Then we just all do. Finger snaps will acquire goes statements coming. Actually saves coming at Judge. Yes. No. Maybe Anyway, See you practice tonight. I got new lyrics for the rat break. Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates pricing coverage match limited by state law. The pain is really getting your wisdom teeth out surgery for that tornado See l a broken ankle. But a lifetime of addiction is even more painful. Talk to your doctor or dentist.

Seattle Mariners Dave Lewis 20 Bridge Brandon Jackson Durkin State Department Jamie Steve Pearce City Council Pete Carroll Washington Las Vegas Indiana Justus Sheffield sea Ox Texas
"state department transportation" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The teamsters he's concerned that federal state and local governments have only limited access to the driverless technology you know a lot of this information understandably is proprietary tech companies want to keep you know their algorithms intend their safety data secret until they can kind of get it right the problem is that in the meantime they're testing this technology on public roads they're testing the next you as you drive down the road in that was consistent with our reporting you have to tell me one thing when you test no not for individual tests you have to tell them where you test we do not currently have to tell them where we tested in Arizona how often you test no do you have to share your data with any state department transportation currently were not required to share data we would be happy to share data about inspections anyone from the Arizona DOT come by and and check the stuff else DOT comes by all the time they we talk with them regularly it's not a formal inspection process yet we wanted to ethylene Chow secretary of the department transportation about regulating this emerging sector she declined an interview but provided us with a statement which reads in part the department needs to prepare for the transportation systems of the future by engaging with new technologies to address safety without hampering innovation to that point president driverless trucks pose fewer dangers we eliminate taxing accidents Dingwall driving when there's a computer there are no drunk computers.

teamsters Arizona DOT secretary Dingwall president
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"Fight the homeless crisis two years is to find a safe warm shoulder for hostile Washingtonians now living under freeways and bridges and sleeping bags and cardboard boxes usually says the homeless crisis requires an immediate state wide response more snow is on the way in cruise in Seattle are prepping streets and highways for those drivers brave enough to go out Brian deals from the state department transportation says they have fifty snowplows working twenty four hours a day our most challenging areas have been in the higher elevations and roadways further away from Puget Sound so roles like the four or five five twenty two hi ninety in five twenty serial predator institutions as they've pre treated all the main arterial streets now you're como traffic in Seattle highway ninety nine on the Aurora bridge reduced to one lane in each direction for maintenance overnight to love five AM and two lanes of northbound highway ninety nine are closed between a Winona and north one forty fifth street until five o'clock also in Seattle all lanes of the south bound I five collected distributor lanes are closed until five AM for road work but the main line still open I'm Jay Phillips comma twenty four seven traffic news traffic and weather updates weekday morning and be listening for more stories and interviews to help you make sense of it all cold all morning news with manufacture and on call well first white continues on this Wednesday morning at twenty eight minutes before the hour thanks for joining us I'm Michael to scandal so are buddy correspondent Steve Casson bombers out in des Moines Iowa there for last night's presidential candidates debate we have a wake up call into.

Seattle Puget Sound Aurora bridge Winona Michael Brian como Jay Phillips Steve Casson des Moines Iowa
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"The Democrats have not presented enough evidence to support impeachment Republican Texas congressman Louie Gohmert to let loose scared for my country which is I've never seen anything like this is this is supposed to be the Congress I came up here from a court where we had ordered and we had rules and I've seen nothing of the kind in here today the Democrats are throwing at least two articles of impeachment against president including abuse of power and obstruction of Congress it's been a month since tolling started on a highway ninety nine telecom was Kelly Bleier has the first numbers on how many people are still using it only started on November ninth before that about seventy seven thousand vehicles use the tunnel during a typical weekday family glad with the state department transportation says since they started charging users have dropped by about twenty thousand crime in the number of people using the tunnel about twenty six percent less the first few weeks and that is less than our forecast has suggested expected a drop of thirty five to fifty percent they've also found traffic volumes have remained in the normal range and I five in ridership on king county metro has remained consistent Kelly Bleier Coleman news on his time thirty four past the hour residents of a mobile home park pleaded with the Seattle city council Monday to help protect their homes come was Charlie harder tells us about the council's decision last year developers said they wanted to clear out the park and build town homes the city put a one year moratorium on that and was considering a proposal to extend it another six months residents of the healthy on mobile home park in north Seattle are all seniors they tell council members they don't have many options these residents will be homeless housing units neighbor ability or the last two mobile home courts in the city of Seattle you see we were promised that we would have our homes for ever and our trust is a broken wrist the extension approved unanimously with indications of permanent change may come soon Charlie harder colonial Seattle councilmember Shamus or wan wants to ban evictions during the six coldest months in Seattle she calls it inhumane to kick someone out of a home or apartment and on the street if they have no place to go but should landlords be forced to carry a problem tenant almost Matt Markovich report form would cover any makes matter what the reason the store in an apartment it's October through March vixen was to take place.

Louie Gohmert Congress president Kelly Bleier Charlie Seattle Shamus Texas congressman king county Kelly Bleier Coleman Matt Markovich twenty six percent fifty percent six months one year
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"Here today the Democrats bring at least two articles of impeachment against president including abuse of power an obstruction of Congress Constance tolling started on the highway ninety nine telecom was Kelly Bleier has the first numbers on how many people are still using it telling started on November ninth before that about seventy seven thousand vehicles use the tunnel during a typical weekday family glad with the state department transportation says since they started charging users have dropped by about twenty thousand nine and the number of people using the tunnel about twenty six percent less the first few weeks and that is less than our forecast had suggested expected a drop of thirty five to fifty percent they've also found traffic volumes have remained in the normal range and I five in ridership on king county metro has remained consistent Kelly Bleier Coleman news on his time thirty four past the hour triple a traffic I'm Evan Smith in the come a traffic center in north for five on route one twenty fourth street clothes for road work was Mumbai twenty offering to fix something for but this closed as well these ninety offering to Victoria Boulevard shut down for road work sing with the east ninety on Ralph in Bellevue way seven five and I ninety two lanes close to five AM north down and you know the roar of rage two lanes closed their south ninety nine at eighty seventh street we have one right lane taken up before that project at this time color twenty four seven traffic why everybody Tuesday morning in the great Pacific Northwest murky as all get out we've got lots of thick fog right now so take it easy on that morning commute the ball going a combined with some sub freezing temperatures to bring us some black ice or freezing fog so take it extra slow eventually will clear out the fog Linda see the high clouds roll instead.

president Kelly Bleier Evan Smith Mumbai Ralph Linda king county Kelly Bleier Coleman Bellevue twenty six percent fifty percent
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"The worst in us Democrats are preparing at least two articles of impeachment against trump including abuse of power and obstruction of Congress toll in the highway ninety nine tunnel started a month ago come was Kelly Bleier as the latest numbers on how many drivers are still using it before tolling started about seventy seven thousand vehicles on average use the tunnel week days now that it costs money those numbers have dropped to fifty seven thousand I'm really glad with the state department transportation says use is down about twenty six percent verified worth more drivers using a colonel and our initial forecasts had suggested traffic volumes on I five four within the normal ranges the end of ridership on sometime metro transit remain consistent the traffic is down twenty six percent officials expected it to be down thirty five to fifty percent so they're encouraged by the first numbers they're also encourage the eighty percent of drivers who use it have a good to go past so they can pay the cheapest rates Kelly Bleier Coleman news time not fear como triple a traffic como whether arts I'm Evan Smith in the color traffic center we have road work on some stuff on the I ninety two lives close to five in the morning talk on and on and they were bridge to at least close to there is well south bound at eighty fifth street one single right lane has taken up for some road construction eight respond any offer expect for Boulevard is shut down it for some construction in the east and the on ramp from all the way also close for some projects be what was for twenty offering to sell for five close to five in the morning in the north for five honor of one twenty four street closed as well come on twenty four seven traffic general Donal has your forecast I saw some pictures from crystal mountain this weekend and they looks pretty sad we had that the snow up there that had been getting made by.

Kelly Bleier Kelly Bleier Coleman Evan Smith Donal crystal mountain Congress twenty six percent eighty percent fifty percent eighty fifth
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"The city of Seattle seven of nine city council seats are up for grabs this call was Suzanne father Dr may be slower this month for thousands of commuters who head west on the two common is bridge every day starting today the state department transportation will close the westbound HOV lane so crews can inspect the bridges suspension cables the agencies are kera Mitchell says the work is expected through August but they don't expect huge backup proximally eighty six thousand vehicles a day use that bridge so Justin a westbound direction it would be forty three thousand she says Kerr pullers heading west will have to use the three general purpose lanes on the bridge until the work is done is six deputies responded to a report of unsupervised children in gig harbour turns out they were selling lemonade someone had called nine one one about the kids on Friday the Pierce county sheriff's office as a parent was there in the kids were fine and they say the lemonade was cold and tasted awesome colonies time six thirty four triple a traffic every ten minutes on the floors were still having a rough go near Mercer this again hi five southbound on scene of crash blocking the on ramp no particular back up there and it's a call my five south bound at the highway sixteen exit we have a stall disabled vehicle blocking the right lane there road closures elsewhere highway to to to the home should ever always west counter close between state route and I. five for the weekend and opens back up tomorrow morning at four AM our next call more traffic at six forty four at B. Oconee has the forecast good morning help you maximize on the beautiful weather we're tracking out there this morning as we head into this afternoon by it will be a bit toasty and sizzling for some will be making it into the mid upper eighties over the greater Seattle area with the low nineties a possibility for the south sound as well as the southwest interior now that wave expected to stick with this Tuesday with highs in Seattle in the upper eighties will be down to the upper seventies going into Thursday that's a glance your forecast joy the sunshine I'm meteorologist at the accounting sixty two degrees in Seattle road work may slow you down in Snohomish county this weekend the westbound lanes of highway two are close between I. five highway.

Seattle Mercer B. Oconee Snohomish county Suzanne father Dr kera Mitchell Kerr Pierce county sixty two degrees ten minutes
"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

05:31 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"You have police story. I have a police storing ship police be stationed at baseball games to keep an eye on parents. We're terrible. Now that is the new plan in one city takes candy to nine eight nine seven three to find out. Why baseball parental violence is on the Bri. Are you making fun of that like I was kind of making fun of the fourth of July thing. No, it is a serious thing. All these parents think their scouts in the Sanders. Funny because that makes it really even worse because baseball participation is on the decline. Let's not do that. Choose your news vote now by texting candy, Mike or tied to nine eight nine seven three Graham Johnson's with this. Our news partners at car seven TV a story about people in the work. Washington State Department of transportation employees finding themselves at risk and threaten his address stand it because they've got to go into some areas where this homeless camp. So thanks for coming of the Katie Mike and Todd show Graham what's going on. You know, it's a tough situation because he's people just trying to do their job sense of what their job is. So these are the folks who maintain our highways they replaced guard rails. They inspect bridges they do preventative maintenance on traffic signals, basically, so things don't break down all of a sudden, and we all get into cham-. So they go out and their work takes, of course, alongside highways and also adhere changes and things like that. And they are increasingly having trouble with encountering hazardous materials. Possibly volatile people. Needle. That kind of thing or just a bunch of garbage that is sort of blocking their way to getting to where they need to go. For example, we went out with a guy who basically checks out traffic signal. He needs to get to these metal cabinet you probably pass by hundred times a day. Never really notice. Well, he goes out every so often to make sure that they're doing just fine. And he tells us that sometimes if there's some kind of a problem there he has to turn back and come back another time. So it affects the way our highways are maintained so Graham are these transportation workers Washington state transportation department, those workers are they being additionally compensated for these new hazards that they're encountering no, we don't know of any additional compensation. They certainly are basically realizing though that this is taking a lot of their time. And so one of the things that they are frustrated with these are people who signed on to maintain the highways, and so they are out there doing this. But sometimes they just can't get the job done because they realize what we're in. We're they encounter something. Dangerous and were someone dangerous, and they are trained to not engage with folks or to step back if there's a hazard, and so that air can be cleaned up. So they then leave, but these are folks who want to do the highway work and realize they're not cops, and they're not social workers. And so they know their limitations, and so they basically want to focus on her job. But it's it's increasingly challenging too. So so grim Johnson's with us our news partner car seven TV report tonight at five thirty get more details on this of Washington State Department transportation workers going outside of their duty Graham, I've talked to first responders who don't want to go to these camps. They don't want to go under the freeway. I've talked to people who are ambulance drivers or EMT's. They went to the police get there. I know cops. You don't want to go down there. So have they have these folks faced threats they faced they feel they're in physical danger in these in these areas, it really depends on the situation. I mean, some days they're doing just fine. They're able to get their work done and get in and get out. And and it's fine. Right. But there are times increasingly where they're not so considered where they definitely things are not going to simply in fact, a lot of times one of their concerns just as biohazard. So I talk with the guy who's worked for the state's transportation for a long time. He says, you know years ago, he would walk down the I five corridor and street shoes. But now it's just routine tells me to come in contact with human waste. So he says I would never walk down there, you know, without any big boots now. And so these are the kinds of things particularly a concern of folks who inspect bridges, so they need to sometimes get into tight spaces. Right. You go under a bridge small area. Not not not a nice place. And so did more to your question. There is that needs to be cleaned out first. But even the the assistant regional ministry for meetings tells me, okay, maybe cleaned out. But if it's you you're still going to hesitate getting down on your hands and knees and do this work. So yeah, they are. They're not thrilled about it grin is this. The new normal for Washington State Department of transportation workers. I mean, I don't think that's going to go over. Well, if you put it in the brochure. In terms of recruiting workers. Yeah. This is this is a challenge. I mean, the people I spoke with have been added for you know, a number of years. So it's even some decades. And this is not what they signed up to do. Right. And so that is there increasing concern with this is that they have these extra challenges. It's at the moment is sort of become the new normal, and we're talking up and down the I five corridor. Really all statewide though. They tell me do we found a lot of you know, reports from Seattle areas, you can imagine also Tacoma, there's Pearson thirsty counties as well. All right. So this is going to be a five thirty tonight seven TV, you get a lot more detail from that Graham Johnson. Appreciate you coming on the caney Mike in touch. Thanks very much for your time. My pleasure. Thank you so much..

Graham Johnson Washington State Department of baseball Katie Mike Sanders Washington State Department Washington Seattle Pearson thirsty Tacoma partner Todd
"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

07:52 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Don. Appreciate it. Real pleasure to have you back. Amy. I remember this story. I remember it was awful. It was a torchlight parade in two thousand six I'll start it there. And have you finish off with what we know? Now. Well, a twelve year old runaway was in Seattle. Mother and she was downtown on. What are the business nights in downtown Seattle looking for her mother asking people to help her locate her mother when and I'm quoting from court documents that have just been filed now when she asked an unknown man, if she could use his phone, well, the unknown man allegedly pulled her into an alley where he raped the twelve year old girl and DNA was collected that very day in two thousand six, but because of Washington state rape kit backlog, it wasn't tested until late last year more than twelve years later, and it was just matched to a registered sex offender named Robert Joe child junior and Amy do we know at this point how many other people this guy's raped wall? Olympia, just simply. Couldn't find six million dollars to process rape kits. Well, he's been living in Florida. And we do know that he has prior convictions for station and other things I don't know what if any criminal history, he has a Florida, but he's certainly had a criminal history before this two thousand six alleged rape. So you know, that's a that's a very good question. Taught enough one of the things that when I posted the story on my Facebook page and Twitter earlier today, the first thing that people start asking about so how many other victims could be out there. And you don't know because here's the thing about rape victims are very reluctant to report report those crimes because the process to have a rape kit. Taken is intrusive. It's it's embarrassing. Although there should be no shamed. Involved. The victims didn't do too cautious. But it's not an easy process and a lot of victims choose not to even do it. And then to have it sits in a in a sample for twelve years, not being tested. It's just really frustrating. I've spoken with a lot of victims. And a lot of people who are sexual assault advocates who are very frustrated that this is not something that the state of Washington apparently wants to prioritize in order to get the rape kit backlog address, this is kind of a left field question. But I'm curious when this guy the suspect Robert Joe child junior went his DNA identified as his would have been in the system, if it's only been in the systems for six years, and they had tested this rape kit twelve years ago, would they have missed it is your provision for re-testing rape kits occasionally if they don't come up with someone on the first time, they're they're tested that makes sense. I don't I don't really know what you're at. I think I think the system until the end of two thousand eighteen. Okay. When when the suspect in Florida when his DNA was tested somewhere identified as his and allowed for it to be matched to the this the sample click, so how did they seems like the timing? Yeah. Okay. Well, yeah. I mean, if this two thousand six case had been tested right away and entered into coda. A match could have been made instantaneously because prior convictions to this two thousand six. Yeah. Okay. The whole point of getting the backlog addressed is that then it can be instantaneous rather than wait around for twelve years. Some other states Felix when a child is raped. They test the DNA of the assailant and put it in a database. Okay. And and they make that a priority. Got it. Right. Amy. I assume that we might look forward to some details of this on a seven TV. Yeah. It's going to be on tonight at six o'clock. But here's something else that viewers and listeners. Okay, right now, there is a house Bill that's on its way through the state legislature to address the issue of the backlog to fund the testing the testing but to fund six million dollars. So that the crime lab in Vancouver can be re can be basically beefed up. These tests can be tested more quickly. I wanted to spare you hearing my rant on this. But I'm gonna I gotta tell you something. It is. It is garbage. That they couldn't find this money. I'll find it right now. Ready? You don't run four million stinking dollars on tunnel ads because I will guarantee you the tunnel. Got a billion dollars in free PR based earned media. I guarantee there's four million sound transit. You know, what I don't think that's a rant. I think that your daughter. I'm not done. Jay Inslee controls, the Washington State Department transportation reports exactly to him. He could say now guys more than four million dollars in ads. I need that four million for the rape kit. Backlog sound transit celebrated a late tenure late billion dollars over not yet finished project for a million dollar party. Now, I'm up to five million. We funded a one million dollar fund for illegal immigrants in our state. And I know that's controversial issue. Some people disagree with me on. I just got to six million. That was easy. I could go some other directions. I could go to travel. I could go to the fact that in our school districts, there are actual positions that are paid to take meetings. They're meeting intermediaries what they do is they go to Olympia. So the principals don't have to get on Skype in attend meetings. With folks in Olympia, they're paid to go to Olympia attend meetings, and then fly back to the district and go brief principles on what they did in the meeting. I've got another one for Utah to add to your rent. I am not saying it shouldn't be done because I do believe it should be done that is efforts to save orcas. But the the price tag is over one billion dollars with a B but rape kit testing I spoke with somebody today down in Olympia. It is that the state would need thirteen million to clear the backlog in the next two years thirteen million compared to one billion. There's got to be money somewhere to get this done. So that we can start reporting on the people pretension serial, rapists, what about potential murderers, we know that DNA connects people to heinous crimes every day as long as it's tested. But not if it's not any listen and Felix I mean, I- monopolized where did it fall down in terms of the Gregoire administration? Oh. Care start in kissed. How they how they let the back. It's hard to explain they can't make an issue of this. There's no lobbyists for rapists are from rape victims. So they don't have lobbyists. There's there's also an issue of there aren't enough technicians in the Washington state patrol crime labs in order to process it as quickly as it comes in. And so the rape the backlog builds and then in two thousand fourteen the state legislature said got this back lot backlogged. It needs to be addressed in a law was passed that it needed to be tested. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the technicians are available. That that there's enough of them to do it. And so there are a number of issues that need to be addressed in order for this to happen. But it can't be done because Ohio.

rape Olympia Amy Seattle Florida Washington Robert Joe Felix Don. Facebook Washington State Department Jay Inslee assault Twitter Ohio Vancouver Skype
"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"And how can be harmful to kids. There's a new study pretty big study claims. It's all poppycock. What about my screen time depends on if you're being a producer or consumer oftentimes your screen time. Producers very hurtful very hurtful to the world harmful. No, I'm taking that back. No, no way is very very. Very very much the way Arps, you're all good. Everything's fine. So we're going to dig into that. But before we do that coming up that'd be three fifteen before we do that we talked with Tracy Taylor last week about a certain stretch of road. I five in Tacoma gone through Tacoma. And she mentioned something my wrecks in five months all of which had to do with tractor trailers them every single one of them. Yeah. And so now we're up to six wreck site. So I went back, and I did the research this morning. So we had a to Rex starting on October of two thousand eighteen one on the first one on the eleventh. Then we had a wreck in December December eleventh as well. Also same area semi-truck we had one we had to this month. So again, I mean, we're we're just stacking things up when it comes to truck drivers driving through southbound I five at highway sixteen and this is a construction zone currently active, right? Yes. And this is the pro can you explain the problems? Might not have heard you last week. So when you're coming through that area. It's a very very narrow margin of error. I mean, the barriers are there. You've got a one inch and DOT says it's up to it's up to par. It's up to scare the driving over the Aurora bread. Yeah. Yeah. We got a text from a truck driver. Who said, yeah. I I'm driving a twenty five Trump ton truck or something and I have one inch of clearance and the Washington State Department of non transportation as I see it has said, yeah, it's all good. We're not changing anything and it just reminded everybody. This is the same Washington State Department transportation his own documents said don't build a high speed rail. There don't do it. It was her own documents. Don't do it. The train tracks aren't ready, but oh that delicious federal money than they did it in three people died. I'm just praying that none of our neighbors are hurt or killed or hurt. It's just stunning to hear wash dot se. We have no plan to address this. So this morning we heard from state patrol. State patrol did say that the driver was driving one too fast for the conditions. So he was cited for that. At three thirty in the morning. I got to work at two-thirty any it was driving rain coming into work now at three thirty. It was still very heavy rain and through that area. There is a lot of standing water. Now, I'm not gonna make any excuses. I'm not gonna say anything. I'm just saying it's become a concern. And a concern not only for drivers in that area. But for for everyone involved, I would only suggest this if this is a private company either adding results like this. I think the state would jump in speaking of private companies rake, Tracy, speaking of private companies, Boeing consult all of this for us, and they're up microcosmic tech guy. Gadget guy. Boeing is gonna come to the rescue of transportation all around the district because we're getting our Jetsons on this has been Ogle. There's so much please do not put ceilings upon me. Hey, todd. Do you wanna go into Thomas vehicle with me? Well, no, would you like to go in a new autonomous helicopter? You what not going to do the autonomous thing? Eric's sabia Thomas cruise. That would be. Yes, that's exactly what I want. Thomas Lee floating in a floating prison. So if the Thomas vehicles are actually going to be Thomas and not controlled by, you know, our betters in corporate America in governance, and you crony capitalism and all that I'd be in talk to us about the floating cars have these are actually going to be controlled by the trilateral commission. So with that. A member. Are they shaped like a rug? They are shaped like a rug. They will track all of your heartbeat even Todd good. It's Boeing is is bought a company specifically to advance this this is Boeing working with and maybe researching with Uber defined self rather a Thomas flying taxis. There's a variety of designs out there. But Boeing just did in Virginia its first test flight of its economist vehicle Thomas flying taxi, it turned out pretty good according to Boeing, and so there, you know, but they have obviously not this is not ready for market yet. But it's probably going to be ready for market. They're thinking within five years. They can really move this technology ahead, and it's going to allow people to bypass this horrible traffic in places like Seattle. You don't we should do is before the floating cars come from Boeing Newburgh. We should take like forty thousand dollars from the average taxpayer and have pay for you train where it's locked to the is locked to the ground. That's. Eighteen fifties technology. Let's double down. Let's make it ninety million on that since the foreign cars are on the way there's going to be people just like you that will not get into an autonomous vehicle. Lumpy? Misunderstood will not get into Uber air when it then they'll they'll let me just clarify. This is clarify this all it's not the vehicle have a problem with right? It's not the autonomy. Now on the roads. I will always choose to drive myself because I like to drive Mike, you're motorcyclists. You know, the thrill of the chase. I don't think you're gonna give that up. That's a heartbeat thing for you this part. Thrill of the chase. But I don't know. Driving your bike. So I do it entirely because I enjoy it. Of course, I car together. You would choose to drive. You would offer to drive you like the dry do. And I think you're I'm sure you're fine driver. I my concern is not the autonomous vehicles. It's the fact that they're not going to be autonomous that we're going to be put on a grid and shipped. And that's all I'm just you know, what I'm really a guy who just doesn't.

Boeing Thomas Lee Tracy Taylor Arps producer Tacoma Washington State Department DOT Rex Ogle Trump Seattle trilateral commission Todd Virginia Eric Mike America one inch
"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

05:24 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Are one foot narrower, and there's there's a little bit of a shoulder, but now full shoulder. So that is what they're attributing jump in on this one, please. Because this is just this is so bad. Gentleman, Tracy Taylor. So I covered a semi crash that hit the barrier. The driver was what driving way too fast for the conditions in that area. And that's what happened, and that's why all lanes on both directions of I five shutdown. Yes. Absolutely. Right. Five wrecks in five months, all of which had to do with tractor trailers all of them in that same area. So again, the rats are pretty deep when we have water it standing water as for being construction zone. Yeah. It is construction zone. I drive through there every single day. But there's something to be said when we have five racks all of which were semi trucks in a. Yeah. Tracy. Thanks for that, the Washington state trooper Jonah, Johnny beliefs all Batiste Jonah. I knew Jonah ones. I can't be Jonah. It's frustrating. It's frustrating. Not only is emergency responders. But also to a citizens to live in the area enough the commute through it. I just I toss this out to the room to everyone to discuss if a private business had five instances like this in five months and set. Yeah. It's not our fault. We're good. We're not changing dang thing. The state of Washington would say cool. Thoughts responses will you're talking about it's not all tractor trailers. So it's not also my truck drivers. But that the major accidents that we've seen recently have been them. And what they're pointing to is the truck drivers are not paying attention to this more narrow road. But I don't necessarily know if this more narrowed can accommodate the truck driver, we almost got killed in this area as German with a friend of mine is not a truck driver. We happen to have been driving in a truck. But it wasn't a big truck. It was a it was a work truck. And if you've driven to that area. It's it's scary because it's not just the semi trucks. You're having problems with this Mike you've done a lot of work in and around the what what in, but you've you've do studied the Washington State Department transportation, I contend it's uniquely unaccountable agency that doesn't care about us. All right. So let's get back to the traffic. Just a moment. The my understanding is this is a construction zone. Yes. So what is the construction zone? I mean, the last time I checked your required a slow way down and sort of pick your way through it. And hopefully when it's no longer construction zone and all of that is fixed. It's okay. So I don't know that this is a great example of of wash dot not caring. I mean, you're there are examples. I think absolutely wash dot maybe not engaging enough in the public. I mean, remember the thing with transit agencies. His that Jesus look at their their their attorneys, you know, eat their young. I mean, these are these are not agencies that are really prone to listening to a lot. They do a lot because they're always in when you're doing a transit project everyone's unhappy, and when you're putting transit through somewhere everyone's unhappy. And so they get a little resistant. I think sometimes they don't listen to the actual decent complaints within the cacophony of noise in this particular case, it's a construction zone. Five accidents in any. Stretch of road over five months in this area. Does it to me sound like a crisis crisis? It seems dangerous, and I hope that someone doesn't get hurt. I'd love to hear thoughts. Nine eight nine seven three. Can't get the thought of people eating their young out of my head. But I'm going to try very very hard. There is a woman she she died in that sad. And then she left behind the no-bid jewelry, and then the newspaper printed it. But then they said, maybe we shouldn't have printed this harps enlighten us. Well, they did not print it then associates are answers Irene Finley Williams, and it November twenty first is when she passed the family went to the paper and said, hey, here's herb itchy. And at the very end of it. It said if I die soon all this Trump stuff has had an effect. And it was kind of like a jab in the obits. Was it a ha yes, she would have liked. I guess is what her family was saying. And then when they had sent that to the paper, the paper does prescreen these and they said. Yeah. I think we're gonna do that. And so after that point though, when the family members got a hold of this and put it up on their social media Facebook page and said, hey, you know, what that's not right? Like you as the newspaper should have printed the obituary that would be honor our family member and how we see fit. We're paying for it. Here you go over choice have changed a lot over the cats. I've had Reverend dozens and dozens of obituaries it went from a job that the newspaper decided to do to a paid service. And so if they're paying for it, they get their language if you're doing it, you could make the decisions on it in this particular case, they sit around with what they with what actually they paid for. And the courier journal did come back today and say we should not have told you that we were not going to run it with that line. And we have done it, and they have now not offered to rerun her obituary, but instead refund that sixteen hundred dollars hundred dollars. It's a lot that is take away when we come back after we check this traffic, a state agency says poor kids, this should get an advantage in sports or they're thinking of that. So we'll dig into it Tracy.

Tracy Taylor Batiste Jonah Washington Jonah courier journal trooper Jonah Washington State Department Facebook Jesus Irene Finley Williams Mike Trump Johnny five months sixteen hundred dollars hundred dollars one foot
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"Connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Good evening. It's five O two with a clear sky. We have fifty four degrees in Seattle. I'm Elisa Jaffe with Tom glasco. Here are the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. We've prepared for this three week period without highway ninety nine but komo's Ryan Harris is live and shoreline where the State Department transportation department wants to remember it is not over. When the new tunnel opens. Ryan Lisa February fourth is still the goal to open the new tunnel. If the weather holds out and all the connections to existing ninety nine are built in the schedule three weeks, but not all of the ramps at either end of the tunnel will be completed. So it could be another two weeks of tricky driving beyond that they DOT's barked tree says it's a pretty exciting time in Seattle where tying in a brand new tile to the outer roadway. So that that takes a lot of work. What drivers do what people who use assistant due to adjust? That's really gonna make a huge difference and help us make this a successful. Closure and when we opened up then it's gonna be a porno, Dane Seattle. And what we've seen this afternoon seems to mirror the morning drive times. At least in the south part of King County twenty to thirty minutes longer than the usual. But most of us are doing what we're asked something they need you to keep up for the whole closure live at the DOT in shoreline. Ryan harris. Komo news experts are giving their recommendations to the city of Seattle on how to deal with the growing homeless crisis. The city and King County hired Mark domes from future laboratories to conduct a four month study he and his group did a deep dive saying a top to bottom approach is needed with input from leaders and people who are homeless don't says, it's a good thing. That's it'll and King County are adjusting budgets in streamlining where necessary, but there is not enough funding. Right that even consolidation. You will get a lot of operational efficiency consolidation. You able to do more. I want to be really clear about that. It will not be enough. He says this is a regional issue in fixing it is going to require help from cities and counties throughout western Washington. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Still ahead. Eventful life of a true, north west music legend..

komo Seattle King County KOMO Ryan Harris Komo Mark domes Ryan Lisa February Dane Seattle Charlie Harger Elisa Jaffe State Department Tom glasco Washington fifty four degrees thirty minutes three weeks four month three week two weeks
"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"state department transportation" Discussed on KOMO

"The shuttle runs from Seattle center to king street station, making fourteen stops through downtown along the way, the State Department transportation says the shuttle could be a good choice for people commuting by ferry or train. Komo news time is now four thirty seven the partial federal government shutdown this locked out visitors from entering mount rainier national park yesterday was the first full day that the main gate was closed. Komo's Keith Eldridge says it's affecting more than just workers and visitors. Carlson had hoped to check out mount rainier national park, but didn't even get out of the car when they saw the main gate at the entrance closed caused by the federal government shutdown kind of a disappointment. I mean, we'd like to go on some hiking trails and kind of see the area as a park service says they're serious about this gate. They don't even want you walking in because they say would be just too dangerous. The park service says with snow on the roadways and more to come. But don't workers to keep it clear. It's just too risky to allow anyone in for your hoping to come out to the park today and take some photographs try to get up into the snow. A little bit Ken grant was hoping to get into the park. But instead they have to turn around that's a little disheartening. I mean, I know that they're trying to find the financial stuff and trying to get things worked out, but Ciller national parks, and we like to come up here and enjoy it year round park employees are on hold park. Visitors are out of luck. And the tourist businesses along the route to the park are out those terrorists dollars that now won't be coming in. Tragedy. The park is Phil Freeman owns the copper creek in in restaurant, not far from the park's entrance. He says the total closure is really going to hurt business all the people.

rainier national park mount rainier national park Komo Phil Freeman king street station State Department Seattle Keith Eldridge Carlson Ken grant Ciller