Transportation

WSDOT explains new Highway 104 crosswalk; activation tentatively set for Feb. 4

WSDOT explains new Highway 104 crosswalk; activation tentatively set for Feb. 4

There’s a new HAWK in town, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has prepared a video explaining how it works. HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated CrossWalK. It’s a unique type of signalized crosswalk being installed on SR 104 in Edmonds. According to WSDOT, it’s the first of its kind on a state highway in Snohomish and King counties. The HAWK signal is aimed at... »

Insurance Commissioner, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

Insurance Commissioner, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington State Patrol urge Seahawks fans and all Washington drivers to be extra careful on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet. According to Nerd Wallet, the cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state ranges from $6,500 to more than $10,000, including fines, ... »

Concrete grinding begins Monday on I-5 between Shoreline and Northgate

Concrete grinding begins Monday on I-5 between Shoreline and Northgate

The ride on I-5 north of Seattle is on its way to getting a lot smoother, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported Friday. The next step in rehabilitating and preserving the roadway between Northgate and Shoreline begins the night of Monday, Jan. 26. That’s when contractors working for WSDOT start the process of grinding all the lanes. The grinding work is the second half of the ... »

Video: Bird’s eye view of roundabout

From John Rumpelein, who used his quadcopter to get this view of the Five Corners Roundabout Wednesday. »

Washington State DOT says SR 104 crosswalk signal to be operating ‘in next two to four weeks’

The Washington State Department of Transportation issued this update Friday regarding the crosswalk being built on State Route 104 near Edmonds City Park. Much of the infrastructure work – including placing new poles and installing electrical equipment – is in place for the crossing going in near Pine Street. We’re testing some of the equipment now before sending it on to our contractor to be inst... »

Partial road closure on 5th Avenue South set for Friday

Final pavement restoration on 5th Avenue South between Alder Street and Maple Street will occur on Friday, Jan. 9 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the City of Edmonds said. The construction work will complete the pavement restoration for the recently completed utility work for the 5th Avenue Animal Hospital. Questions or concerns should be directed to Jennifer Lambert, Engineering Technician, at 425-771... »

You can take Sounder train to Seahawks playoff game Saturday

You can take Sounder train to Seahawks playoff game Saturday

This Saturday, Jan. 10, Sound Transit will run special trains to the Seahawks playoff game. Here’s the schedule: From Everett to Seattle Everett      Mukilteo  Edmonds  Seattle 2:15PM     2:26           2:41     3:14PM 2:30PM     2:41           2:56     3:29PM Return trains to Everett depart 15 minutes and 35 minutes after the end of the game. Trips may leave King Street Station early if the... »

Community Transit to hold public hearing Jan. 8 on proposals for Sunday service, fare increases

Community Transit to hold public hearing Jan. 8 on proposals for Sunday service, fare increases

The Community Transit Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 on its proposals to bring back Sunday and holiday service and to increase fares. The meeting will be at Community Transit headquarters, 7100 Hardeson Road in Everett (accessible on Everett Transit Route 8). Community Transit is proposing to bring back Sunday and holiday service in June 2015 – five years ... »

Morning Edmonds-Seattle bus service for Sounder train commuters

Sound Transit has released the Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, bus service for Sounder train commuters who have been diverted to buses following rain-induced mudslides. If there are no additional blocking events, Sound Transit says that its Northline service will resume its regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Please note, there is no service on Thursday, New Year’s Day. Morning Edmonds-Seatt... »

No Sounder commuter train service Monday due to mudslide

Northline Sounder commuter service between Everett and Seattle is canceled for Monday Dec. 29 due to a mudslide. 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 as it becomes available. Edmonds-Seattle morning bus service for Monday, Dec. 29: A special bus will depart Edmonds S... »

No Sounder commuter train Friday due to mudslide

Northline Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled due to a mudslide that occurred earlier this week. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to/from Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. If there are no additional blocking events, service will resume for the special event Sounder train service for the Seahawks game on Sunday Dec. 28.... »

Sound Transit approves 2015 budget, plans for future

Sound Transit approves 2015 budget, plans for future

The Sound Transit Board has approved a $1.2 billion 2015 budget that continues major light rail expansions, anticipates carrying more than 32 million riders and prepares for a future Sound Transit 3 ballot measure. “Sound Transit is poised to see record ridership growth in 2015, while staying on track for the early, under-budget completion of light rail to the University of Washington and rollout ... »

A week of commute times from Mountlake Terrace Park-and-Ride to downtown Seattle

A week of commute times from Mountlake Terrace Park-and-Ride to downtown Seattle

Are bus commutes from Snohomish County getting longer and the buses more crowded? If the month of December is any indication, that seems to be the case, anecdotally, at least. The long commute times from Snohomish County to downtown Seattle have received a bit of press coverage this month (see our news partner Seattle Times story http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/chart-everett-seattle-tr... »

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... »

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