Ferry riders to be surveyed starting Thursday

The Washington State Transportation Commission announced Tuesday it will be surveying ferry riders — including those on the Edmonds-Kingston route — in late July/early August about their recreational travel activities, tariff issues, reservation system, out-of-state surcharges, general customer satisfaction with Washington State Ferries, and possible future amenities. “The information collected will influence and inform critical…

Southbound I-5 road improvements near Lynnwood on way

Edmonds commuters who find themselves traveling southbound I-5 in Lynnwood can look forward to smoother and safer trips by fall 2011. Crews will build new on- and off-ramps to help eliminate lane-weaving and reduce congestion-related collisions on busy southbound I-5 between I-405 and 196th Street Southwest. “The new ramps will separate traffic entering the freeway…

What to name the state’s newest ferry? How about M/V Edmonds

Let’s face it. Ferry boats are part of Edmonds’ DNA. Scenic photos of boats pulling into the downtown dock abound, and city traffic patterns ebb and flow along with the ferry schedule. So why not make it official by naming the state’s newest ferry boat after our fair city? Edmonds resident Greg Urban floated that…

City Council to hear report on pedestrian bridge to ferry terminal

Washington State Department of Transportation staff will update the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night on a project to build a pedestrian bridge aimed at providing a safe walking route for those going to and from the Edmonds Ferry Terminal Building. The council meeting starts an hour earlier than usual — at 6 p.m. — in the council chambers…