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State's newest ferries are proving pricey

The ferries were bought at a high price and have some odd characteristics: the tendency to list, the engines that seem to waste fuel, and tight quarters for vehicles. They are very comfortable, but the state is looking at a potentially bleak future for ferry service finances. Updated: The ferry system has provided a statement about an award given to the new ferries.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Dutch highway: Look, no lights. Just paintstripes charged by sunlight.

Up next: A bike lane inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

WASHINGTON POST

What's next now that transit is approved?

When taxes and service kick in and where we'll see it...

SEATTLE TIMES

Branson space vehicle was testing new fuel

The explosion occurred shortly after the engine burning a new fuel mixture was started.

THE DAILY BEAST

A sitdown about our traffic woes

The region's top transportation writer, Mike Lindblom, talks online about Seattle's hideous traffic troubles. 

SEATTLE TIMES

8 writers race to test transportation options

Eight writers from The Stranger raced across town during rush hour using eight different modes of transportation.

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Pronto! funding: Alaska Airlines, state cover much of the initial cost

Discounts? They may be hard to access. 

PUBLICOLA

Road diets are cutting bicycle accidents in Portland

For a small investment in cutting roads from four to three lanes, the city is getting a big return.

BIKE PORTLAND

Danny Westneat: SLUT continues to take money away from other transit

Is there a lesson for the city's plans to build a network of streetcars?

SEATTLE TIMES
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