Another Nail in the ST3 Coffin: Autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals by 2021

Ford plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or pedals by 2021, the company announced on Tuesday according to The Verge. The vehicle will be aimed at ride-hailing and ride-sharing fleets. Wow, that is five short years from now. Maybe we should start planning infrastructure to accommodate the coming sea change in transportation.

For those flat earthers who desperately cling to their sacred cow, Sound Transit ST3 light rail, the reality of advancing transportation technology in the private sector is not welcome news. In fact, the near religious zealotry of some on the ST3 bandwagon will have us laughing all the way to our autonomous vehicles to will drive us door to door faster, cheaper and more pleasantly than the grand vision imagined in ST3…

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One of Kirkland’s Oldest Homes Moving Down the Road

On Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., the Nickel Bros. Moving Company will relocate Kirkland’s historic Trueblood House, located at 127 7th Avenue, to a nearby church where it will be stored temporarily.  The home will be relocated again once it is sold.

The owners of the house, Michelle and Timothy Currier, knew their growing family needed more space, but also recognized the historic significance of the house and waited patiently for a solution that would allow for the landmark to be preserved…

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Police Blue Light Bulb Movement Nationwide; K27forever.com

This letter suggests a way for people to show a sign of support for our police officers, the vast majority of whom are being vilified for actions they did not take. It is in times like these that we need to support those who put their lives on the line for us everyday. – Ed

My story: Years ago I was hit head on by a drunk driver and the officers talked to me and kept me calm while they helped  paramedics –firefighters untangle my body from the wreckage and for the next month kept me updated about the driver (3rd DUI, no insurance, and on the run).  I am incredibly grateful for the care shown by the officers, and want to show them that we care too!  

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign August 19 – September 5

One-Third of Washington Drivers Drug-Positive Study Shows

 

 

Approximately one-third of drivers in Washington were drug-positive according to a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

“As we kick-off the Summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, we want drivers to be as aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs as they are of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol,” said Darrin Grondel, Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director…

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Kirkland Farm To Table Dinner, Aug. 27

The Kirkland Wednesday Market is excited to bring the Kirkland community and local farmers together during this exciting & delicious event. The inaugural Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable nights of the season. Come toast the end of summer with all the Friends of the Market!

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