Transportation

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... »

Lynnwood Link Extension’s final Environmental Impact Statement to be issued in spring

Lynnwood Link Extension’s final Environmental Impact Statement to be issued in spring

Sound Transit reports that it is on schedule to publish the Lynnwood Link Extension’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) this spring. After the Sound Transit Board identified the preferred light rail route and stations in November 2013, staff’s focus has been on refining the design and conducting further environmental studies to complete the environmental review phase and publish the Final... »

Mudslide cancels Friday evening Sounder commuter train service

Northline Sounder train service between Seattle and Everett was canceled Friday evening, Feb. 6, due to a mudslide. With the weather forecast for more rain, there will be an evaluation on Sunday to determine if service will resume on Monday. Monitor www.soundtransit.org/alerts for updates to Sounder Northline prior to your commute.     »

Take a walk across Highway 104 with Larry Vogel

Take a walk across Highway 104 with Larry Vogel

Join My Edmonds News reporter Larry Vogel as he tries out the new crosswalk on Highway 104 from City Park to the Edmonds Marsh. City officials, citizens and representatives from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) gathered Wednesday to officially open the new crosswalk, which links downtown Edmonds, Point Edwards, and the marsh. »

It’s official: The new SR 104 crosswalk now open

It’s official: The new SR 104 crosswalk now open

City officials, citizens and representatives from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) gathered Wednesday to officially open the new crosswalk linking downtown Edmonds, Point Edwards, and the Edmonds Marsh. Under construction since late last year, the crosswalk employs the latest innovative design and engineering to ensure a safe pedestrian path across a very busy section of h... »

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. »

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