Seattle Times: Taxpayers need transparency for big investments in Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle wants a tax increase to help fund a new cruise-ship terminal, but it’s not saying where it will be built. Taxpayers in King County are facing a tax increase to fund investments in Seattle’s industrial waterfront, potentially including a new cruise-ship terminal near Pioneer Square. The investments should be worthwhile as …

Alaska Airlines starts taking reservations for flights out of Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines has started accepting bookings for passenger flights from Paine Field in Everett, bringing Snohomish County closer to realizing its goal of offering an alternative travel option to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The carrier will operate 18 flights to eight cities beginning Feb. 11, it said in a statement posted on its website Thursday. Those …

I-1631 (Balletopedia)

A State Initiative to charge a carbon tax on fossil fuels. Although it exempts both commercial marine and commercial jet fuels (bad) we nevertheless support this measure. If passed, the law affords large grant opportunities to heavily impacted communities. We expect that these grants will be highly competitive. It will therefore be necessary for airport …

FAA: Airport Environmental Programs

The Airport Environmental Programs help airports implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This includes airport noise compatibility planning (Part 150), airport noise and access restrictions (Part 161), environmental review for airport development, and the application of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of …