Exploring a better way to fund Washington’s transportation

In the Aug. 22 editorial “Construction ahead: WSDOT’s budget is wearing thin,” WSDOT shared concerns about stretched budgets for state road and bridge funding. As a local elected official, with almost 20 years of experience, I have seen firsthand, “Band-Aid” approaches to highway maintenance in the Yakima Valley. More importantly, I have witnessed the difficult choices cities and towns must make when it comes to funding their transportation systems.

Which poses the question: Is there a better solution that will address our strained transportation budgets? Continue reading

The Washington Autonomous Vehicle Edition (WAVE – Volume 1, Issue 2)

Welcome to the second edition of the Washington Autonmous Vehicle Edition (WAVE)! Highlights from this edition include: A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) policy update regarding autonomous vehicle (AV) crash reporting, A recap of the May 25, 2021 AV Workgroup Executive Committee meeting Details on the TRB’s Automated Road … Continue reading

WSTC to discuss the nexus of clean fuels and transportation

OLYMPIA – The relationship between green energy and transportation will be explored at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s March meeting. As the adoption of electric vehicles grows, centralizing EV charging within multimodal transportation hubs will be a dramatic, technology-driven transformation for transportation – and one that few state and local governments are prepared for. Continue reading

Governor fills open seat on State Transportation Commission

Washington State Transportation Commission – NEWS Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2018 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed James (Jim) A. Restucci, Sunnyside, to fill an open seat on … Continue reading

Some scientific humor

So this Hydrogen Atom walks into a bar. He goes up to the bartender and orders a beer. He says to the bartender, ‘I think I’ve lost an electron.’ The bartender says, ‘Are you sure?’ The Hydrogen Atom says, ‘Yes, I’m positive. I know it’s old, but I couldn’t resist after … Continue reading

Publishing Disclaimer

The following disclaimer applies to any and all topics, posts and articles published by me, James (Jim) A. Restucci, or any other recognizable nickname or alias that I may use, including but not limited to axcess.me™ – a social networking site operated by Axcess Internet Services, Inc.® I am the Co-Founder and Chief … Continue reading