Sounder afternoon commuter train service canceled due to mudslide

All Sounder commuter rail service from Seattle to Edmonds is canceled for the Friday evening commute due to a mudslide. Regularly scheduled bus services for Sounder riders will depart from downtown Seattle this afternoon for Edmonds on the following schedule: Community Transit Route 416 will depart Fifth Avenue and James Street at 4:27 p.m., 4:58…

Mudslide cancels Friday morning Sounder commuter trail service

All Sounder Northline service from Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds to Seattle has been cancelled for the Friday morning commute due to a mudslide. Commuters should monitor www.soundtransit.org for updates to Sounder Northline service prior to their Friday evening commute.

Sound Transit Board identifies route, station options for North Corridor rail expansion

The Sound Transit Board of Directors Thursday identified potential station locations for staff to study as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for light rail between Northgate and the Lynnwood Transit Center. The Draft EIS will also look more closely at impacts associated with the alignment running along the I-5 corridor, and will examine…

Mudslide cancels Thursday morning Sounder commuter train service

Sound Transit has canceled its commuter rail service from Everett to Seattle Thursday morning due to a mudslide blocking the tracks near Everett. Edmonds-Seattle commuters can take Community Transit Route 416, which will depart at 6:35 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. These times do not correspond with the regular Sounder schedule. Monitor www.soundtransit.org for updates to…

Sounder commuter train to operate limited Mukilteo-to-Seattle service Thursday

All Sounder Northline service between Everett and Mukilteo is cancelled for both morning and afternoon trips on Thursday, Feb. 23 due to a mudslide. However, two trains (1703 and 1707) will departing from Mukilteo Thursday morning at regularly scheduled times, stopping in Edmonds. Two trains will also depart Seattle (1702 and 1706) in the afternoon…

No Seattle-to-Edmonds Sounder commuter train service Wednesday night

Northline Sounder service between Seattle and Everett will not be available on Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, due to a mudslide. Instead,  Seattle-to-Edmonds commuters are directed to the following bus service: Starline charter buses will depart 4th Avenue South & South Jackson Street at 5:35 p.m. Riders may also board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416…

Community Transit announces limited service Friday

With forecasts calling for continued sub-freezing temperatures and possible snowfall into early Friday morning, Community Transit will provide limited local and commuter service on Friday, Jan. 20. Local bus routes again will operate the first and last scheduled trips and other trips as possible. Buses may only operate every hour or every two hours, but…

City of Edmonds prepared for snowy weather

As snowfall continues in Edmonds Tuesday, the City of Edmonds public works crew says it’s ready for whatever Mother Nature brings — but citizens are encouraged to stay off the roads if possible. According to Edmonds streets manager Tod Moles, crews so far have used 2,000 gallons of anti-ice, 80 yards of sand and 130…

New Community Transit bus schedules, route info now online

New bus schedules and route information for Community Transit’s Feb. 20 service change are now online at www.communitytransit.org. On the website, riders can read details about the route changes taking place in February, view maps to see new routing and view schedules for their bus routes. The Guide to Service Change now on board buses…

Sound Transit board narrows focus for North Corridor expansion to along I-5

The Sound Transit Board of Directors Thursday took a major step toward expanding mass transit to Snohomish County, unanimously directing staff to move ahead with environmental studies to identify a light rail route along the Interstate 5 corridor. Sound Transit will now examine routing and station details between Northgate and Lynnwood as it prepares a…

Welcome to our new sponsor, Sound Transit

My Edmonds News would like to welcome our newest sponsor, Sound Transit, which is hosting public scoping meetings in Lynnwood, Shoreline and North Seattle in October to discuss options for the North Corridor Transit Project. This project will extend high-capacity transit from Northgate to Lynnwood as part of the Sound Transit 2 Plan approved by…

Community Transit Board selects hybrid service alternative

Community Transit’s Board of Director’s Wednesday voted 6-3 to approve a plan to cut bus service 20 percent effective Feb.20, 2012. As a result, Community Transit’s commuter service will maintain much of its current routing with fewer trips in 2012, while local service will be restructured to serve higher ridership corridors. After a summer-long public…

Decision on Community Transit cuts expected this week

Community Transit’s Board of Directors is expected to decide on Thursday which routes will be affected by service cuts, according to our friends at Lynnwood Today. The agency is slashing 20 percent of service, or roughly 80,000 hours, due to a shortfall blamed on low sales tax revenue. That’s in addition to cuts made in…

Sound Transit launches new Edmonds Station for train commuters

Calling it “just the kind of access that’s key for our community,” Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper and other dignitaries gathered Friday morning to dedicate the new Edmonds Sound Transit rail station directly across from the Edmonds ferry terminal. Edmonds Sounder train riders had been using a temporary station located south of the Amtrak station while…

Reminder: Edmonds Sounder Station dedication Friday

Join Sound Transit Friday for the dedication of the newly-completed Edmonds Station, starting at 10:30 a.m. (program at 11 a.m.) at 210 Railroad Ave. Station improvements include a new train platform, larger passenger loading area and new transit shelters. Other amenities include upgraded lighting, newly paved parking lots, new landscaping and secure bike lockers.  RSVPs…

Your chance to comment Thursday on Community Transit bus service cuts

Thursday night, July 7, is your opportunity to comment about Community Transit’s plan to cut 80,000 hours – about 20 percent of its service – in February 2012 due to funding shortfalls caused by the economic recession. The public hearing before Community Transit’s Board of Directors on the three service alternatives for the 2012 system…