Melissa Slager

Growing Everett area will wait for upgraded traffic light

The area near Swedish Medical Center on 128th Street is bustling with activity.

 

This Marysville student is an actor, debater, gamer, leader

Marysville Arts & Technology’s Brady Uker likely to pursue “anything social.”

 

Dash lights don’t mean headlights

Street Smarts reader Steve Guinn wrote in following an earlier column reminding…

 

Traffic’s going to worsen, but don’t worry, there’s a $40B plan

By 2040, planners hope to see the Everett-to-Seattle trip take 65 minutes by light rail.

Lowe’s could bring intersection improvements

“The traffic area that I’m most concerned about as being dangerous is the Highway 9 and Soper Hill Road intersection,” writes Rose Marie Bayha, of… Continue reading

One of 4 remaining deficient county bridges to be replaced

The Monroe-area bridge will be replaced with concrete. Other replacements await federal money.

Beware the blinkers — turn signal doesn’t always signal a turn

A Marysville reader wrote in about a situation on Highway 528, west of Highway 9. There, drivers often leave their blinkers on and cause confusion,… Continue reading

Hard work in math is adding up for Sky Valley senior

Frances Scott-Weis is a Running Start student at EvCC who loves solving problems and traveling.

Stop signs added to dangerous ‘T’ intersection in Machias

Snohomish County workers have installed stop signs at a dangerous “T” intersection in the Machias area. Street Smarts readers over the years have expressed concerns… Continue reading

Super Kid is Catrien deBoer, a student leader and senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School who also is involved in the academically challenging International Baccalaureate program, swim team and Link Crew. At school on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No borders for this Edmonds-Woodway senior

Catrien de Boer is deep into the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

Super Kid is Catrien deBoer, a student leader and senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School who also is involved in the academically challenging International Baccalaureate program, swim team and Link Crew. At school on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Crosswalk coming to “T” intersection near Legion Park

Back in spring 2016, we wrote about a planned crosswalk improvement at the busy “T” intersection of Alverson Boulevard and West Marine View Drive at… Continue reading

Shedding light on a crosswalk

Let’s shed some light on a crosswalk near a school in south Everett. Wayne LeLoo lives near Odyssey Elementary and worries about poor lighting at… Continue reading

What clever personalized license plates have you spotted?

A story idea in the works for Street Smarts is a list of noteworthy personalized license plates. Sometimes, especially after the rush of the holidays,… Continue reading

Who’s the transpo geek you’d like to get to know?

Is there someone in the realm of transportation that you’d like to learn more about? Someone recently suggested a chat-like feature, and I’m gauging interest.… Continue reading

About expansion joint covers on US 2’s Pilchuck River Bridge

One lane has a reinforced concrete-type header instead of a plate. Both are used on other bridges.

Sequoia High senior overcomes challenges, turmoil

Caireanna Mills credits the Everett high school for helping her chart her own path.

A 22% traffic increase means a 90-minute drive to Seattle

“Congestion is part of a booming economy,” says the lead author of a state report on road capacity.

What’s your commute story? Send us your anecdotes

Street Smarts wants to hear from people with noteworthy commutes for future stories. How do you get to work? Is it a three-hour roll by… Continue reading

Sultan to build new bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists

At the same time, the iconic ‘Sultan John’ statue will be temporarily moved for restoration.

Plan your holiday travel; start with a full tank of patience

Compounded by uncertainty after the train derailment, driving will be challenging this week.