Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:
- Feds Need to Help I-5 Mess near Lewis-McChord Base
- Bellevue Business Giant Resigns Over Eastside Light Rail
- Election Day for Pierce Transit, Some Schools
Pentagon Should Help Fix JBLM Traffic Mess: Report
A new report on the impact of military bases to their local communities recommends the Pentagon pony up for traffic improvements - including I-5 upgrades - along Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The National Research Council study is detailed by reporter Adam Ashton in The News Tribune:
The report shows that the U.S. military is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to improve Lewis-McChord, but not on off-base roadwork. The military spent $1.8 billion on capital projects at the base over the past three years, and it plans to spend another $2 billion over the next five.