TRUCKS PARKING SHORTAGE * USA: 140 parking spots every night at Port of Seattle
* Washington - Port program does little to reduce truck traffic in North Bend
North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing has called a new program by the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma to extend gate hours at container truck terminals. The new program, however, has had little effect on the truck parking situation in North Bend and Truck Town... The goal of the “peak season extended service hours program” is to keep cargo moving as efficiently as possible to prevent truck congestion at the terminal gates, and make sure cargo is being handled as quickly as it can... There have been positive reviews of the program since it started Aug. 22, the effects haven’t been felt in North Bend. The Truck Town truck stop still fills its 140 parking spots every night. The shoulders surrounding on-ramps and off-ramps at Exit 34 and surrounding areas are coveted parking spots once Truck Town inevitably fills up...
Seattle, WASH, USA - SNO Valley Star, by Stuart Miller - 15 Sept 2016