Transportation

Rainy-day closures for north Sounder commuter trains? Sound Transit may consider it

Rainy-day closures for north Sounder commuter trains? Sound Transit may consider it

A Sounder commuter train engineer stopped just in time Wednesday night to avoid hitting a landslide shortly before the train reached Everett. Nobody was hurt, but our online news partner The Seattle Times reports that the incident revives a nerve-wracking question for transit officials: On the Everett-Seattle line, where landslides have prevented hundreds of trips over the years, should Sound Tran... »

Edmonds/Kingston ferry route to be on reduced capacity through Dec. 16

Customers of the Edmonds/Kingston ferry route are advised to plan ahead for a temporary vehicle capacity reduction, the Washington State Ferries said Friday. According to the Washington State Ferries Weekly Update newsletter: “The 144-vehicle Yakima will temporarily replace the 188-vehicle Walla Walla on the route Dec. 12-16. This short-term vessel assignment will reduce capacity on the Edmo... »

Sounder commuter train service canceled due to mudslide

Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled for Thursday, Dec. 11 due to a mudslide that occurred on Wednesday. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to/from the Edmonds Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. Service will resume Monday, Dec. 15 if no other events occur. A special bus will depart Edmonds Station from the Amtrak parking l... »

Community Transit to hold community meeting Wednesday at MLT Library on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit to hold community meeting Wednesday at MLT Library on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit representatives will be available to answer questions on its proposals to bring back Sunday and holiday service and to increase fares at a community meeting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Mountlake Terrace Library,  23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Community Transit is proposing to bring back Sunday and holiday service in June 2015 – five years after the ser... »

Sound Transit ridership jumps nearly 10 percent in third quarter 2014

Sound Transit ridership jumps nearly 10 percent in third quarter 2014

Total Sound Transit boardings increased nearly 10 percent during the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, the agency reported Thursday. The third quarter covers July 1-Sept. 20, 2014. Year-to-date boardings totaled almost 24.8 million, on pace to exceed the agency’s forecast of 31.1 million boardings for calendar year 2014. Ridership was up on all modes except Tacoma L... »

Monday morning bus service for Sounder train commuters

Northline Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled Monday, Dec. 1 due to a mudslide that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 29. If there are no other events, service will resume Tuesday, Dec. 2. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to/from Northline Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. An update on evening bus service will be provided as ... »

Another mudslide means no Sounder train service Sunday, Monday

Northline Sounder commuter service between Seattle and Everett is canceled Sunday, Nov. 30 for the Sounders FC match and Monday, Dec. 1 for regular commuter service due to a mudslide. According to our online news partner The Seattle Times, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said a mudslide south of Everett about 5 p.m. Saturday blocked the line, taking out freight and passenger service. Melonas sa... »

Edmonds-Seattle Sounder commuter train service canceled for Wednesday

Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to a mudslide that occurred south of Everett Monday. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to/from Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. Morning bus service options are listed below and an update on evening bus service will be provided Wednesday. If there are no additio... »

Mudslide cancels Edmonds-Seattle Sounder service Tuesday

Sounder commuter train service between Edmonds and Seattle is canceled Tuesday, Nov. 25 due to a mudslide that occurred on Monday. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to/from Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. An update on evening bus service will be provided before the evening commute on Tuesday. If there are no additional blocking events, service will res... »

Thanksgiving travel plans? Know before you go, state transportation department advises

Thanksgiving travel plans? Know before you go, state transportation department advises

Ready to gobble down some turkey and stuffing? First, make sure you’ve cooked up a plan to navigate heavy Thanksgiving weekend traffic. The best recipe for successful holiday travel is to plan ahead: · Check the Washington State Department of Transportation’s best times to travel tips. · Get informed about WSDOT’s mobile app and online tools for traffic information and ferry schedules. · Check out... »

Community Transit proposes to add 27,000 hours of new service, hire 34 additional bus drivers

Community Transit proposes to add 27,000 hours of new service, hire 34 additional bus drivers

Community Transit is proposing to add 27,000 hours of new bus service in its proposed 2015 budget. That represents about 17 percent of the service hours that were cut during the recession. Also included in the budget is funding for 34 new bus driver positions to help support the service increase. The proposed 2015 budget summary can be found at www.communitytransit.org/budget. A public hearing on ... »

City of Edmonds releases train trench costs, estimated at $250 million to $290 million

Building a train trench to address increasing train traffic along the Edmonds waterfront could cost between $250 million to $290 million, according to a preliminary cost and feasibility analysis conducted by engineering firm Tetra Tech on behalf of the City of Edmonds. The initial study was commissioned by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling as part of the city’s effort to assess the feasibility of potenti... »

Night work on Hwy 104 and 100th to begin Wednesday

Night work at the intersection of Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue and on 100th Avenue north of the intersection will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the City of Edmonds said. The work is scheduled for two nights and is weather dependent. The construction work will complete the final pavement restoration for the recently completed Puget Sound Energy steel gas main repla... »

Scene in Edmonds: A closer look at Hwy 104 crosswalk

Scene in Edmonds: A closer look at Hwy 104 crosswalk

Photographer Larry Vogel decided to take a closer look at the area where the crosswalk is planned across Highway 104, connecting the Point Edwards/Wildlife Habitat area with rest of downtown Edmonds. While taking photos in the area, Vogel says he ran into Point Edwards resident Gene Horton, who told him he believes the walkway would greatly benefit those living in Point Edwards. “Right now w... »

Edmonds man involved in motorcycle, truck collision during Thursday morning commute on I-405

A 59-year-old Everett man driving a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck driven by an Edmonds man on southbound I-405 this morning, causing a major backup during Thursday morning’s commute. The Washington State Patrol reported that a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer and driven by a 28-year-old from Edmonds was driving in the southbound HOV lane on I-405 near Lynnwood. The motorcycle made ... »

WSDOT beginning construction on Hwy 104 crosswalk

According to an announcement from the Washington State Department of Transportation Thursday, work to install a new signalized crosswalk on SR 104 next to Edmonds City Park began this week and drivers can expect some lane closures and delays through the work zone from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weeknights (check WSDOT’s Northwest Construction page for specifics, includ... »

Stuck in Highway 104 backups at Westgate? Here’s the scoop

Stuck in Highway 104 backups at Westgate? Here’s the scoop

If you’ve found yourself navigating traffic lane changes and delays on Highway 104 in the Westgate area this week, here’s why. City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams says it’s due to Puget Sound Energy construction work at the intersection of Highway104 and 100th Avenue West. “They are overlaying areas they cut to put in new gas lines, Williams said. And expect... »

Reminder: Mayor to host Town Hall Thursday on growing train traffic concerns

Reminder: Mayor to host Town Hall Thursday on growing train traffic concerns

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling is hosting a Town Hall on the evening of Oct. 2 to discuss what experts predict may be an alarming increase in train traffic through Edmonds. The public event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library. The purpose of the Town Hall is to share information about the substantial projected growth in oil and coal transport by train, as well as the overall c... »

Leave the driving to Sound Transit with train, bus service to Saturday Sounder game

Leave the driving to Sound Transit with train, bus service to Saturday Sounder game

Sounders FC fans can take an easy ride to the stadium this Saturday by hopping aboard Sound Transit’s special game-day Sounder service to the Sounders FC match against the Chivas USA at 1 p.m. The train from the north will leave Everett at 11:15 a.m.,  arrive in Edmonds at 11:41 a.m., and  be in Seattle at 12:14 p.m. Return trains will leave King Street Station 35 minutes after the match. Sp... »

Community Transit announces fall changes

Community Transit announces fall changes

Community Transit is adding new bus service this fall, the first non-grant-funded service improvements since 2009, as a result of to improving sales tax revenue, The agency is adding 7,500 hours of new bus service, while efficiency changes will redistribute another 6,000 hours of service on the streets. The fall service change takes place Monday, Sept. 29. It will: Provide more mid-day service and... »

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