Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Freight Trends That Could Impact All of Washington

As part of development of Horizon 2040, our Metropolitan Transportation Plan, there has been a LOT of talk in transportation circles in recent months about economic development, ports, the movement of freight and how all of the above impact our area transportation system.

So I found this article from Transportation Issues Daily interesting on three trends that will impact Puget Sound Ports. Why do we care on this side of the state? Because the two Ports combine to import and exports goods that Washington businesses produce or depend on. One hundred thirteen thousand jobs across Washington state are connected to Port activities.


So what are the trends? And how will they impact you? Does the term mega-ships mean anything to you? Read the article at the link above.

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