Unless state lawmakers pass a statewide transportation package to fund critical freight projects, Washington state may continue to watch the maritime sector bleed jobs while Canada grows at our expense. 

While addressing nearly a dozen local business leaders in Sumner yesterday, Congressman Denny Heck reminded the group about the important connection between transportation investments and economic prosperity.

The big headline from the world of sports yesterday was the announcement that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

You could take the same $2 billion and complete State Route 167, with a better return on investment.

Mark Knopfler sang about "Money for Nothing" during the 1980s. Clearly he was not singing about the completion of State Route 167.

An uncompleted State Route 167 means FedEx doesn't guarantee overnight delivery to customers located just six miles from its Fife distribution center.

We wanted to pass along two interesting columns that recently appeared in the Seattle Times. Both make the case for transportation investments as a driver for economic development.

Speaking to a large crowd of South Puget Sound residents visiting Washington, D.C.

Shelly Schlumpf, president and CEO of the Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce, describes the daily congestion on her community's surface streets because of the state's failure to complete State Route 167.

Time is money. An old cliche, to be sure, but one that is very true. Some of us have gotten so used to being stuck in traffic that maybe we have forgotten this, but for one SR 167 completion supporter, the dollars and cents of congestion remains top of mind.

With the Senate declining to act on a transportation package for the second year in a row, what's

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