17th of May
Norwegian Constitution Day or "grunnlovsdag," commonly known
as "Syttende Mai," or the 17th of May, is a celebration of the day in 1814
when Norway's constitution was signed in the town of Eidsvoll,
And, in Ballard, WA, USA, where it's Norwegian Day
everyday, that means it's almost time for the annual 17th of May parade,
which is no kidding one of the largest Norwegian events of its type in the
entire nation. The day has been celebrated in Ballard since 1889. Learn
more at the official website, http://syttendemaiseattle.com/index.shtml
Seattle Regional Tunneling Conference
Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center for Regional Development for an
Underground Contractors Association tunneling session, where worldwide
experts will meet to discuss Seattle Regional Tunneling and Large Bore
Tunnel Replacement for the Alaska Way Viaduct. The conference will be held
on Monday, May 4, at the Seattle Sheraton, located at 1400 Sixth Avenue,
Seattle, Washington. For more information and to register for this event,
please click here:
Save The Date For Our Tunneling
WSDOT is hosting a forum
to discuss preliminary contracting plans for the deep bored tunnel
replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
1 to 3 p.m.
Seattle Central Library
Please RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com or
calling 1-888-AWV-LINE. Due to space limitations, we are asking companies
to send no more than two representatives to this event. RSVP early to
reserve your space!
For more information: Visit: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/viaduct/contracting.htm
Can They Count On
This in from the SODO NewsBrief – "The U.S. Census
Bureau contacted the S.P.D. to let us know that within the next few weeks,
the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting field operations. The Census
Bureau wants to make sure that local law enforcement and the community can
identify Census Bureau employees, both temporary decennial employees and
permanent field representatives.
Please be aware that each Census
employee, whether temporary, regional level or Field office manager will
have an official identification card with the employee's signature and
expiration date. To verify an employee's identity please call the US
Census Bureau's Regional Census Center at 425-908-3000.
Bureau wants to remind you that Federal law protects your privacy and
keeps your answers confidential. Your answers cannot be obtained by law
enforcement, nor tax collection agencies. They cannot be used in court,
nor obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request.
Getting Employees Across the Lake
During the Bridge Closure
I-90 lane closures on the Homer Hadley Bridge (westbound
direction) are starting in May! Expect congestion…well, duh! There are
options and special offers for 'trans-lake' commuters, however.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is working
with King County Metro to keep traffic moving. Here's WSDOT's offer to
commuters starting new King County Metro commuter van groups on routes
that routinely travel on I-405 or cross the I-90 or SR 520 bridges in
Free Metro vanpool fares or Metro vanshare fees
for three months for new groups who start between May 1, 2009 and July 1,
$20 MasterCard Gift Card to new registrants on
RideshareOnline.com or current registrants that go into the system and
request an updated ridematch.
Who is eligible?
- Commuters routinely commuting on I-405 or in either direction on the
I-90 or SR 520 bridges.
- Approved applicants who have completed the Metro online orientation
course by 5/15/09 and take delivery of their van by July 1, 2009.
- Commuters who have not participated in a public vanpool period in
the last 90 days.
DON'T DELAY! These rewards are only
available while funding lasts.
Keep moving this summer! Contact
Julie Paone at (206) 684-1529 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Rideshare Incentive information is available at: http://www.rideshareonline.com/ridesharerewards/king.htm
Do You Have a Brilliant Clean Tech
Enter the Clean
Tech Open and compete for more than $1 million in cash and startup
services! The Clean Tech Open is the planet's leading clean technology
business competition offering clean tech innovators the tools, training
and connections they need to become tomorrow's viable clean tech
businesses. Early stage clean tech startups are invited to enter the
inaugural Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open!
For more information visit http://www.CleanTechOpen.com.
- Register at www.CleanTechOpen.com and check the box that says "I am
interested in competing."
- Verify your eligibility: at least 2 team members; less than $500,000
in private funding; open to U.S. citizens, residents and legal aliens.
- Create a team online and pay the entry fee. Deadline for the Super
Early Bird Discount is Friday, May 1, 2009.
- Write your 3-page Executive Summary using the template provided.
- Submit your final Executive Summary by May 30, 2009 at 11:59pm PST.
Electronic Speed Limit Signs Light Up
On westbound I-90
between I-405 in Bellevue and I-5 in Seattle dirvers will see the latest
traffic technology aimed at increasing safety. Variable speed-limit signs
will begin displaying digital speed limits that change with the level of
congestion to reduce collisions and smooth traffic flow.
MAJOR BRIDGE CLOSURES