A column in two takes.Take 1: Sound Transit power playIt’s been tough enough for Sound Transit board members to cobble together ST3, a ballot measure seeking $15 billion for the next phase of expansion.
Date: 02/04/2016 | The Petri Dish
Tolls have helped buses traveling I-405 shave some time off their routes, a key goal to help make what transit is available more reliable and attractive to commuters.
Date: 01/27/2016 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has been named to the Sound Transit board of directors, one of the regional responsibilities he'll shoulder in his new role.
Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News
Sounder station in Mukilteo, beset with delays, set to open soon
Date: 01/12/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — Light rail will go a lot further in Seattle in the New Year.KING-TV reported two new rail stations are near completion and commuters will soon be able to go from downtown Seattle to the University of Washington in about eight minutes.
Date: 01/02/2016 | Northwest
"The Godfather," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Hangover." There’s nothing like a good trilogy.
Date: 12/25/2015 | Web Monkey
Skepticism and grumbling about the new high-occupancy toll lanes on I-405 between Lynnwood and Bellevue that were opened in late September are understandable.Previously, we've criticized the toll...
Date: 12/17/2015 | Editorials
Sunset today will be at 4:16 p.m. Sunset tomorrow is at 4:17 p.m. Each afternoon after the solstice, Dec. 22, the sun sets a little later, and gradually light returns to our state.Ancient Rome celebrated the winter solstice with the pagan festival called Saturnalia, meaning...
Date: 12/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Michael Scherping of Mill Creek writes: “What is to become of that section across from McCollum Park on 128th where there...
Date: 12/15/2015 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — There's a lot riding on decisions about building a light-rail system from Lynnwood to Everett. And beyond that, there's a long journey ahead.New designs released this month show how Sound Transit's Link trains might reach the heart of Snohomish County, in 15...
Date: 12/13/2015 | Local News
By any measurement, $15 billion is a lot of money, especially when we're talking about taxpayer money.Earlier this year, the Legislature authorized Sound Transit to seek voter approval to collect about $15 billion over a 15-year...
Date: 12/10/2015 | Editorials
Sitting in traffic must have some persuasive effect.Even in an election year when Tim Eyman's latest tax-limiting initiative garnered nearly 56 percent approval in Snohomish County, about 51 percent of voters served by Community Transit approved a .3 percent sales tax...
Date: 11/12/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — The Everett City Council passed its 10-year comprehensive plan update Wednesday, laying down the ground rules for growth and development for the next 20 years.
Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News
Community Transit and Sound Transit buses this week start using two transit-only shortcuts to bypass heavy traffic on I-5.
Date: 10/22/2015 | Street Smarts
BELLEVUE — Dozens of bus commuters were standing along northbound I-405 in Bellevue early Wednesday as a Metro bus burned.KIRO-TV reports that the burning bus was blocking the right lane.
Date: 10/14/2015 | Northwest
Sound Transit has beefed up the list of Snohomish County projects it may pursue in its next phase of expansion.Delivering light-rail service to Everett continues to be agency leaders' top priority for Snohomish County in the $15 billion expansion known as Sound Transit 3, or...
Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — In hopes of keeping frequent riders from having to arrive at parking lots at dawn just to commute to work, Sound Transit is considering a permit system for parking lots.
Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — Railways in Tacoma will see improvements as Sound Transit plans to replace a wooden trestle with a concrete-and-steel bridge.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that Sound Transit will host a public meeting to present the design of the bridge Tuesday.
Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A new survey has convinced Sound Transit officials they’re on the right track with ideas for adding light-rail and bus service in years to come.That includes stretching Link light rail north to Everett and adding rapid bus service to Lynnwood from the I-405 corridor.
Date: 07/26/2015 | Local News
It took 176 days, with two special sessions, including a few extra days tacked on at the end. And with so much riding on a number of outcomes, it was often frustrating to watch as deals were made, dashed and made...
Date: 07/23/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — A BNSF Railway spokesman says a northbound commuter train has struck and killed a female pedestrian in the north Seattle area.
Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Sound Transit’s Board of Directors pledged Wednesday to move forward with a November 2016 ballot measure to extend light rail to Everett and other destinations.
Date: 07/01/2015 | Local News
Compromise requires concession, especially when the subjects of transportation, taxes and the environment intersect.It appears the Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee have come to terms on a $16.1 billion transportation budget that should be ready for the governor's signature...
Date: 06/30/2015 | Editorials
Security at the South Everett Freeway Station on I-5 at 112th Street have been cracking down lately on those looking to park and ride — in their own vehicles, that is.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Street Smarts
There's still more brinkmanship at play than bipartisanship as Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature negotiate a state budget deal, but Gov. Jay Inslee continued his mediator role Friday and provided some insight into where the two sides are at.One of the larger...
Date: 06/22/2015 | Editorials
Those of us who've been around a bit can recall what the Snohomish County communities along the I-5 corridor looked like 15 to 35 years ago and how they've changed and grown since then. Our county...
Date: 06/17/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — Anyone who loathes I-5 traffic — and we all do — has a few chances this month to talk to Sound Transit staff about long-term improvements.
Date: 06/06/2015 | Local News
My grandmother tells this fantastical tale that's almost tempting to believe. The story goes that, as a girl, she could hop on a trolley in Seattle and ride around the Puget Sound region on an efficient commuter rail system.
Date: 06/05/2015 | Web Monkey
Officials want Sound Transit to make good on promise
Date: 05/28/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — The Sound Transit Board of Directors is preparing to hire a new chief executive officer as Joni Earl readies for retirement next year.
Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — The Sound Transit board of directors unanimously approved a route Thursday to take Link light rail to Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace by 2023.The 8.5-mile addition would extend...
Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News
LYNNWOOD — Leaders at Sound Transit are preparing later this month to chart their preferred route for a light rail line to Lynnwood, following the release of environmental studies.
Date: 04/07/2015 | Local News
The transit agencies that participate in the ORCA smart card fare system — including Community Transit, Everett Transit and Sound Transit — are propose a new...
Date: 04/01/2015 | Street Smarts
Supporters of the third phase of Sound Transit's plan to extend its Link light rail into Everett, Tacoma and Redmond, dubbed ST3, know that the project's $15 billion price tag may not be an easy sell to voters...
Date: 03/29/2015 | Editorials
Bus rider Cynthia Wheaton often uses the stop at 34th Street and Broadway in Everett. Crossing Broadway to use the bus stop, however, can be stressful."I wear a bright yellow jacket for visibility and carefully wait for a big gap in traffic both ways, but I have been...
Date: 03/19/2015 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — A mudslide has temporarily canceled passenger train service between Everett and Seattle.BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says a mudslide at about 3 p.m. Tuesday covered the main line with 20 feet of mud, trees and debris.
Date: 02/10/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A new mudslide on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks south of Everett has shut down Amtrak passenger train traffic between Seattle and Everett. A different mudslide had covered the tracks on Friday. Amtrak officials say the tracks are used by Amtrak Cascades and Empire...
Date: 02/07/2015 | Northwest