Transportation

From Sound Transit: There’s no summer vacation for safety

From Sound Transit: There’s no summer vacation for safety

Did you know that a commuter train traveling 55 mph can take up to the length of five football fields to stop? A freight train can take one mile! That’s why it’s so important to be safe around train tracks. This year in Washington state alone, 16 people have died in train-related incidents, 15 of them involving illegal trespassing. Last week a woman was struck and killed by a Sounder train near Go... »

Community Transit sponsoring ‘Moves Moment’ video contest

Community Transit sponsoring ‘Moves Moment’ video contest

Community Transit is sponsoring a “Moves Moment” video contest on Facebook as part of its “Nobody Moves Like Transit” advertising campaign. The centerpiece of the advertising campaign is a popular music video featuring riders, employees, mechanics, bus drivers, civic leaders, celebrities, students, choirs and marching bands promoting the benefits of public transportation. The video is found online... »

Happening nearby: New traffic lights coming to Hwy 99 and 204th Street Southwest

Happening nearby: New traffic lights coming to Hwy 99 and 204th Street Southwest

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Highway 104 master plan gets another council review; Planning Board to discuss July 22

Highway 104 master plan gets another council review; Planning Board to discuss July 22

A master plan for Highway 104 got another airing during the Edmonds City Council’s study session last Tuesday night, and citizens can learn more during the Planning Board meeting next Wednesday, July 22. The city has been working with engineering firm Fehr and Peers on developing the plan, which included an analysis of traffic modeling, accident history, access management and safety of all m... »

Community Transit Board sends sales tax measure to Nov. 3 ballot

Community Transit Board sends sales tax measure to Nov. 3 ballot

Community Transit will be asking voters this November to approve new funding to increase bus service throughout Snohomish County. Just one day after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a statewide transportation funding bill, Community Transit’s Board of Directors voted to place a measure on the Nov. 3 ballot that would increase the agency’s sales tax by three-tenths of one percent (0.3%). “Ridership on our bu... »

Community Transit Board to vote on sales tax increase ballot measure

Community Transit Board to vote on sales tax increase ballot measure

Pending Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing of SB 5987 Wednesday, the Community Transit Board of Directors Thursday will discuss and vote on a provision of the bill that allows the agency to seek voter approval for additional sales tax revenue to fund transit improvements. SB 5987 authorizes Community Transit to seek up to three-tenths of one percent (0.3 percent) sales tax to fund transit. The agency has s... »

Woman killed by Edmonds-bound Sounder train at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park Tuesday

A woman walking along railroad tracks at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park was killed by an Edmonds-bound Sound Transit commuter train Tuesday evening, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported. According to the Times story, BNSF and Seattle police have not released her name. They’re trying to find out why she was on the tracks, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. This is the 13th such fatality ... »

Community Transit raises fares for adults, DART service July 1

Community Transit raises fares for adults, DART service July 1

Community Transit will raise fares 25 cents for all adult local and commuter bus trips, as well as for all DART paratransit trips, starting on July 1. Senior/disabled, youth and vanpool fares will not change. More information, including an updated fare chart, is available at www.communitytransit.org/fares. In June, Community Transit expanded its operations with the return of Sunday and holiday bus... »

State DOT offers travel tips for Fourth of July weekend

State DOT offers travel tips for Fourth of July weekend

Want to thoroughly enjoy your hot dogs and fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend? If you’re traveling, the Washington State Department of Transportation advises you to plan ahead so you get to your destination on time. Drivers can use the Washington State Department of Transportation’s traffic volume charts to “know before they go” and help time their travel on key routes. To ease cong... »

Tolls to increase July 1 on SR 520 Bridge

Drivers who cross Lake Washington using the State Route 520 Bridge are reminded that new toll rates will go into effect next week at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1. The change reflects the rate increases approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission to ensure the bridge generates enough revenue to cover costs required in law which include maintenance and operations of the bridge. Tollin... »

Public comment invited on proposal to raise ferry fares

Public comment invited on proposal to raise ferry fares

Ferry customers and anyone with interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its proposal to increase ferry fares over the next two years. The proposed increase must generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the... »

City announces BNSF Railway funding to study improved rail crossings

City announces BNSF Railway funding to study improved rail crossings

BNSF Railway will contribute $50,000 to help study potential solutions to help ease congestion at railroad crossings along the Edmonds waterfront, the City of Edmonds announced Tuesday. This announcement comes on the heels of the State Legislature approving $500,000 in May for Edmonds to complete an Alternatives Analysis that would determine the best approach to resolving these at-grade crossing c... »

Sound Transit seeks public input on system expansion

Sound Transit seeks public input on system expansion

Sound Transit is planning for the next round of system expansion to increase mobility for people throughout the Puget Sound Region. The Sound Transit Board is seeking input on a draft list of projects to be considered possible candidates for a ballot measure to fund the next round of regional mass transit investments. After collecting input on the Draft Priority Projects List, the board will ident... »

Sound Transit commuter rail canceled Wednesday due to broken rail

All Northline Sound Transit commuter trains are canceled this morning due to a broken rail.  Special buses are being coordinated to transfer riders from all three stations.  Riders are encouraged to use regularly scheduled bus service as well. The next regular bus service option from Edmonds-Seattle is Community Transit Route 416 at Edmonds Station bay 4, departing at  7:42 a.m. »

Two injured in Edmonds Highway 99 crash Tuesday

Two injured in Edmonds Highway 99 crash Tuesday

Two people were taken to Swedish Edmonds with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning following a three-car crash in the 21700 block of Highway 99. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the collision occurred just after 8 a.m. during slow-moving rush-hour traffic. Two lanes of southbound Highwat 99 traffic had stopped to allow for a vehicle to make a left turn, but a car i... »

Car-motorcycle crash on SR 104 Saturday sends rider to Harborview

Car-motorcycle crash on SR 104 Saturday sends rider to Harborview

Updated at 10:05 p.m. with condition of motorcyclist. Edmonds police are continuing to investigate a collision between a Chevrolet Suburban and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon that sent the motorcycle rider — a 30-year-old Seattle man —  to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the collision occurred aroun... »

City of Edmonds construction project update

City of Edmonds construction project update

The year 2015 will be busy for construction of new city infrastructure in Edmonds! We wanted to update you on what is being built as well as where and when these projects will take place. Transportation Projects 228th St. and SR99 – This project began construction on May 26th and will extend into early 2016. This $8.0M project will complete the missing portion of 228th Street from Highway 99 to 76... »

Commute to work? Take this poll

Commute to work? Take this poll

The following poll is provided as sponsored content from an Edmonds resident who wants to know what you think about your work commute. All answers are anonymous of course.   »

City aims to improve traffic, pedestrian safety with 228th Street Southwest project

City aims to improve traffic, pedestrian safety with 228th Street Southwest project

Improving traffic and pedestrian safety is a key factor behind a major City of Edmonds construction project on Highway 99 that will complete the missing link of roadway on 228th Street from Highway 99 to 76th Avenue West. But the project will also provide yet another route for commuters to travel between Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, with connections to transit and Interstate 5. Construction crew... »

Transportation bill that includes Edmonds rail crossings alternatives analysis headed for governor’s desk

Transportation bill that includes Edmonds rail crossings alternatives analysis headed for governor’s desk

The Washington State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a 2015-17 transportation budget that includes $500,000 for an analysis of alternatives for at-grade rail crossings along the Edmonds waterfront. The transportation budget, passed on the final day of the special legislative session, already passed the House on Wednesday, House Bill 1299 now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. Through... »

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