Department of Transportation

Head of State Ferry System Retiring
OLYMPIA (AP) — The head of the state ferry system is retiring.
Lynne Griffith, assistant secretary for the Department of Transportation's ferries division, announced Monday she'll be retiring at the end of January. She'll be replaced by Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa...
State Considers 75 Mph Speed Limit on Part of I-90
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise speed limits on a roughly 100-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington.
The state Department of Transportation is considering raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour between the town of Geor…
Inslee Blasts Senate Republicans for Cabinet Ouster
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee had harsh words for Senate Republicans just days after they ousted the head of the Department of Transportation in a surprise vote on the Senate floor. In a press conference Monday, Inslee said the Senate vote on Friday was "an election-year stunt…
Rock Slide Closes US 2 in Central Washington
ORONDO, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says it could take several days to clear a rock slide that closed U.S. Highway 2 in central Washington over the weekend.
The rock slide Sunday buried the highway just east of Orondo, northeast of Wenatchee, over the weekend. A n...