Author: Brett Davis

Washington state’s highways ranked near the bottom in the nation

Washington state ranks 42nd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness, according to a new report from the Reason Foundation. The yearly report measures highway performance based on 13 different categories, including urban and rural pavement condition, deficient bridges, traffic fatalities, spending per mile, and administrative costs per mile of highway. “All 13 categories are considered […]

Prepare for longer winter road closures, care of vaccine mandated WSDOT firings

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) short-staffed due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates combined with a winter predicted to be colder and wetter than normal could mean a perfect storm for drivers navigating the state’s sometimes treacherous passes. WSDOT lost more than 400 employees – out of a total workforce of 6,800-plus – in October due to […]

Top Washington transportation official encourages vacations after vaccine mandate firings

An email in which a high-ranking Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) official urged staff to not worry about keeping up with their workload and take a vacation, after Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate created hundreds of vacancies, is raising some eyebrows. A video posted on YouTube by someone identified as “I am WAM (We Are Many)” reviews […]