Transportation

Interstate 5 Northgate-to-Highway 104 concrete rehab continues; completion expected by late summer

Interstate 5 Northgate-to-Highway 104 concrete rehab continues; completion expected by late summer

For those traveling between North Seattle and South Snohomish County at night, the concrete rehabilitation project taking place on Interstate 5 from from Northeast 117th Street to the State Route 104 exit “continues to make progress,” the Washington State Department of Transportation said in a update issued Friday. “This work must be done at night to reduce traffic congestion. Th... »

Sound Transit update at Edmonds Chamber’s March 26 luncheon

Sound Transit update at Edmonds Chamber’s March 26 luncheon

Patrice Hardy with Sound Transit is the guest speaker at the Thursday, March 26 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Anthony’s Homeport restaurant on the Edmonds waterfront. Hardy will talk about the region’s transportation services, new links, updates and future plans. You can RSVP online or by calling the Chamber office at 425-670-1496. »

Sounder commuter train service to resume Thursday morning

Northline Sounder commuter train service between Edmonds and Seattle will resume its regular commute schedule starting Thursday morning. You can find schedules here. »

Second mudslide further delays restart of Sounder train service

An additional mudslide occurred on the Sounder northline commuter train route Monday afternoon, extending the moratorium on Everett-Seattle service through Wednesday, March 18. Sound Transit said it will continue to monitor the situation; if there are no more mudslides, service is projected to resume Thursday, March 19. Here’s the Edmonds-Seattle Sounder special bus service information for T... »

Mudslide cancels Monday morning Sounder train service

Mudslide cancels Monday morning Sounder train service

Sound Transit said Sunday night that Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled Monday, March 16, due to a mudslide. Monitor www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for updates to Sounder Northline and further information on any special buses prior to your commute. Edmonds-Seattle commuters should plan on regularly scheduled Community Transit route 416 at Bay 2 departing at 5:45 a.... »

Edmonds-Kingston ferry down to one-boat service

Edmonds-Kingston ferry down to one-boat service

Bad news for ferry commuters: The Edmonds-Kingston ferry run is down to one-boat service “until further notice,” the ferry system said Friday night — due to repairs needed on the M/V Spokane. A four-hour wait was estimated for the Edmonds-Kingston run Friday night. Alternate routes are Seattle/Bainbridge and Seattle/Bremerton. Updates will occur as more information becomes availa... »

Community Transit names Emmett Heath as new CEO

Community Transit names Emmett Heath as new CEO

The Community Transit Board of Directors named Emmett Heath as Chief Executive Officer of the Snohomish County public transportation agency on Thursday. Heath served as Director of Administration at Community Transit for 10 years before taking over as CEO in an acting capacity last summer following retirement of the former CEO. “With his deep transit experience and ties to the local community, Emm... »

Scene in Edmonds: Sounder Train arriving

Scene in Edmonds: Sounder Train arriving

Using his quadcopter, John Rumpelein took video of the Sounder train coming into Edmonds Thursday. He also shared a link to this video that explains what drones can — and can’t — see while taking aerial photographs. »

Snohomish County Council approves passenger terminal at Paine Field

Snohomish County Council approves passenger terminal at Paine Field

The long-contested idea of allowing commercial passenger flights from Paine Field took a major step forward Monday, after Snohomish County narrowly approved an agreement allowing a New York firm to start designs for building a regional terminal, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. By a 3 to 2 vote — Snohomish County Councilmembers Ken Klein, Dave Somers and Terry Ryan voting f... »

Community Transit expected to name new CEO next week

Community Transit expected to name new CEO next week

After a national search process for a new Chief Executive Officer, the Community Transit Board of Directors has narrowed its field of candidates to the final four. This week, the candidates will be at Community Transit for orientation and final interviews. After this week’s activities, the board hopes to announce the new CEO at its regular monthly meeting on March 5. Two of the finalists are inter... »

Back-to-back oil train derailments: Could it happen here?

Back-to-back oil train derailments: Could it happen here?

This week’s catastrophic oil train derailment and fire in West Virginia has many in Edmonds asking whether something like this could happen here. While there was no loss of life or serious injury, the incident forced evacuation of two West Virginia towns in the midst of a winter snowstorm. This accident came only two days after a Canadian National Railroad train carrying oil derailed and cau... »

Edmonds rail crossing analysis included in transportation package, Liias says

Edmonds rail crossing analysis included in transportation package, Liias says

The transportation package proposed this legislative session by the Washington State Senate includes funds for an alternatives analysis of a train crossing project that could eliminate a range of serious vehicular, pedestrian and public safety conflicts along the Edmonds waterfront, 21st District Sen. Marko Liias said Thursday. “This would be the necessary first step of a process to address a host... »

Good news: Community Transit to restart Sunday bus service in June

Good news: Community Transit to restart Sunday bus service in June

Sunday bus service is returning to Snohomish County, Community Transit has announced. The Community Transit Board of Directors earlier this month approved a plan that will not only return bus service on Sundays and six major holidays, but it will also increase trips on weekdays and Saturdays, mostly in off-peak times. The board also approved a 25-cent fare increase that will go into effect on July... »

Northline Sounder commuter train service resuming Friday

Northline Sounder commuter train service resuming Friday

Sound Transit reports that it is resuming Everett-Seattle Sounder commuter train service Friday after mudslide-related interruptions. For schedules, visit soundtransit.org.   »

Aurora construction update in Shoreline: N 200th going to one lane for six months

Aurora construction update in Shoreline: N 200th going to one lane for six months

N 200th will go to one lane for six months starting Feb. 17 From our friends at Shoreline Area News comes this construction update on road work in Shoreline just south of Edmonds. Roadway work New curb, gutter, and sidewalk construction and irrigation/ landscaping work will continue along Aurora between N 200th Street and north of N 205th Street. Concrete driveways will be constructed in the vicin... »

Open house Feb. 25 to showcase transportation options for Westgate area

Information on the SR 104 study, especially related to transportation facilities for the Westgate area, will be presented at an open house Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the Brackett Room (third floor) of City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N. The open house will include two separate sets of displays, one for the SR 104 study and one for a much broader Comprehensive Plan update. Both planning efforts a... »

Another mudslide cancels Sounder train service

If you were planning to ride Sound Transit’s commuter train between Edmonds and Seattle Wednesday morning, it’s time to make other plans. Service has been canceled due to a mudslide that occurred Tuesday. Sound Transit will continue to monitor the situation and if there are no additional mudslides, service is expected to resume Friday, Feb. 13. Visit www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for upd... »

Sound Transit Monday evening bus service for Sounder train commuters

Sound Transit has issued bus service information for tonight’s evening commute. If there are no additional mudslides, Sounder commuter train service will resume tomorrow, Feb. 10,  2015. Please monitor www.soundtransit.org/alerts for updates to Sounder Northline service prior to your commute. All special direct service buses will arrive at 5th Ave S. and Weller St. where pre-boarding will be allow... »

Sounder commuter train service for Monday canceled due to another mudslide

Sounder commuter train service for Monday canceled due to another mudslide

Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle has been canceled Monday, Feb. 9 due to a mudslide that occurred on Saturday evening. With more rain in the weather forecast, there will be an evaluation on Monday to determine if service will resume on Tuesday. Commuters are asked to monitor www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for updates. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct serv... »

Plan for reduced capacity on Edmonds/Kingston ferry run starting Feb. 9

Starting Feb. 9 and continuing through March 21, customers should plan for 44 fewer vehicle spaces on approximately half of all sailings on the Edmonds/Kingston route, the Washington State Ferries said Friday. The temporary downsizing is needed while one of two Jumbo Class vessels (the 188-car Spokane or the 188-car Walla Walla) normally assigned to this route is out of service for scheduled maint... »

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