Paine Field on preliminary list of state airport sites with potential for expansion

Washington State’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission released its Phase I report that includes a preliminary list of six airport sites with potential for expansion — and Everett’s Paine Field is one of them. The report was requested by the Washington State Legislature in Substitute Senate Bill 5370 to meet Washington’s aviation capacity needs. The report…

Community Transit to operate on regular schedule during MLK Jr. Day Jan. 18

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses from Snohomish County will operate on a regular schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. Snohomish County local bus, Swift and DART service: Regular schedule. Sound Transit buses from Snohomish County: Regular schedule. Customer Care phone lines: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. RideStore at…

Sound Transit to close SR 104 off-ramps overnight Jan. 14, 28

Sound Transit’s contractor is scheduled to continue night work at the State Route 104 and northbound Interstate 5 interchange starting Thursday, Jan. 28. The off-ramp from I-5 to SR 104 westbound will be closed while this work is underway. Detours will be provided (see map above). The contractor has obtained a temporary noise variance to…

Sounder north line commuter train canceled for rest of week due to landslide threats

Sound Transit has canceled its Sounder north line commuter train service for the rest of the week — Tuesday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 15 — due to extensive rain in the forecast and the continued threat of landslides. Special buses providing direct service to and from Seattle will operate from the Edmond Station southbound…

WSDOT: Enjoy the snow and the outdoors — but don’t park or walk along roadways

Winter’s here and outdoor activity is a good option during a pandemic – so we know why so many people are flocking to the mountains right now. But we’re also seeing some serious safety and access issues with travelers parking and walking along roadways near crowded areas. Winter activities aren’t new, but we’re seeing much…

New landslide cancels Sounder train service Tuesday, Wednesday

Sound Transit’s Sounder north line commuter train service has been canceled through Wednesday, Jan. 6 due to a landslide located between King Street Station and Edmonds Station. If there are no additional events, Sounder North line service is expected to resume Thursday, Jan. 7. Sound Transit on Sunday canceled its Monday, Jan. 4 north line service due…

Monday Sounder commuter train service canceled due to mudslide

Sound Transit said Sunday that its Sounder north line commuter train service has been canceled for Monday, Jan. 4, due to a mudslide located between the Mukilteo and Edmonds stations. If there are no additional events, Sounder north line service is expected to resume Tuesday, Jan. 5.  As an alternative, passengers may take regularly scheduled Community…

Sound Transit light rail trains now running on clean energy

Sound Transit’s Link light rail system is now running on 100 percent carbon-free electricity, making it the first major light rail system in the country to achieve this milestone. The accomplishment is made possible through an agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to purchase wind energy directly from the utility’s Green Direct program. The agreement…

Mudslide cancels Sounder train north line service Tuesday, Wednesday

Sound Transit canceled its Sounder commuter train north line service Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22-23, due to a mudslide located between the Edmonds and Mukilteo stations.  If there are no additional mudslide events, Sounder north line service is expected to resume Monday morning, Dec. 28. The Sounder north line train is not operating on Christmas…

Community Transit announces Christmas and New Year’s Day service

Community Transit will operate regular service on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The transit agency will operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Thursday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Snohomish County local bus, Swift and DART service: Regular schedule. Snohomish County commuter service…

Ric Ilgenfritz named Community Transit CEO

Following a national search, the Community Transit Board of Directors today named Ric Ilgenfritz as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will start the position Jan. 11, 2021. “Ric is an experienced transit leader in our region, with a clear commitment and desire to serve our community,” said Board Chair and Marysville Mayor Jon…

State commission to spotlight future direction for transportation at meeting next week

Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s December meeting, Dec. 15-16. Topics to be covered include updates on tolling performance, briefings from the Autonomous Vehicle Work Group subcommittees, and a continuation of the commission’s year-long series on “The Future of Transportation Post COVID-19.” The commission meeting begins at…

Sound Transit announces Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Sound Transit will be making service reductions for the upcoming holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day service Sounder commuter rail will not operate. ST Express bus routes will operate on Sunday schedules. Link light rail will run on Sunday schedules. Day after Thanksgiving service Sounder service will operate on…

WSDOT seeks comment on four-year program of multimodal transportation projects

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comments on more than 1,100 statewide transportation projects using $3.7 billion in federal funds are included in the draft 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, called STIP for short. WSDOT annually develops this improvement program list from local agency, metropolitan and regional transportation improvement programs. The…

Community Transit to operate on Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day

Community Transit will operate limited bus service on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 27. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule.  Snohomish County commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District: No service. Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: Route…

Crews begin light rail construction across Interstate 5

Sound Transit crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension this weekend are building falsework for span supports that will allow the light rail alignment to cross over Interstate 5 in Mountlake Terrace. Southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, south from 220th Street Southwest to SR 104 . Falsework…

Sound Transit board approves 2021 service changes to reflect Northgate Link opening

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has approved changes to service in 2021, reflecting the expected opening of Northgate Link in September 2021. The new service plan, which incorporates input from 1,900 people who responded to a survey about the proposed changes, maintains the reduced service levels implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under…

Sound Transit seeking public comment on proposed Sounder fare change

Sound Transit Sounder commuter train riders can now provide feedback on a proposed reduction to ORCA LIFT, Youth and Senior & Disabled fares. The reduction in fares would make Sounder more accessible for these riders and would simplify Sound Transit’s fares system wide by bringing Sounder fares in line with Link light rail and ST…