EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders are backing a new plan that would bring light rail to Everett at least five years sooner than promised earlier.
Date: 05/26/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County's elected leaders are trying to hasten light rail's arrival in Everett from the current quarter-century time line.The County Council passed two...
Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — About 100 city and county leaders gathered Thursday to grapple with the redevelopment and revitalization of the neighborhood surrounding Everett Station.
Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News
Sound Transit has extended the deadline for commenting on the draft Sound Transit 3 ballot measure until 5 p.m. Monday.See an online map of the proposed $50 billion expansion plan for light rail at www.soundtransit3.org.
Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News
Crowd presses for earlier light-rail service to Everett
Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News
Earlier service to Everett to be pushed at Sound Transit meeting
Date: 04/25/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Sound Transit board members from Snohomish County floated a plan Monday to get light rail to Everett by 2033 — eight years sooner than what the agency proposed last month.The...
Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News
There's a chip on our shoulder. We've been overlooked for decades. It's time we get ours.But is light rail worth the fight?Under the Sound Transit "ST3" draft plan, light rail wouldn't reach manufacturing...
Date: 04/18/2016 | Street Smarts
Did you hear about Breakthrough Starshot?
Date: 04/15/2016 | Web Monkey
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Sound Transit announced Monday that's it's moving ahead with a contract for the final design of the 8.5-mile Link light rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood.A Bellevue firm, HNTB Jacobs Trusted Design Partners, is to receive $73.7 million for...
Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News
It's not like we haven't had to do this before, but those who live and work in Snohomish County, along with local officials and lawmakers, will need to make the case that our county is a major cog in the state's economy and must be served by a transportation system that meets the needs...
Date: 04/03/2016 | Editorials
A Lynnwood Walk and Talk event to discuss planned changes near a future light rail station is planned for 10 a.m. to noon April 2. The event starts and stops at Verdant Health Commission, 4710 196th St. SW.
Date: 03/31/2016 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — In the midst of approving a budget, Legislators from Snohomish County took the time Tuesday to send a message to Sound Transit.The message: You got it wrong.
Date: 03/30/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — Sound Transit says a mudslide is blocking railroad tracks just south of Everett, canceling passenger train service between Seattle and Everett through Tuesday.The agency is providing bus service Monday and Tuesday for commuters who usually take the Sounder train to work.
Date: 03/28/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — BNSF Railway has imposed a 48-hour moratorium on passenger train service between Seattle and Everett because of a landslide south of Mukilteo.
Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News
MUKILTEO — The long wait for the opening of the second Sounder train platform is over.Service on the new platform is scheduled to start Monday with the arrival of a train at 4:47 p.m.Construction on the $18.1 million project began in January 2014. It...
Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Waiting another quarter century for light rail in Everett is unacceptable to Snohomish County's political and business leaders, who are pushing to accelerate the time frame.The tug and pull for rail projects across a three-county region could make that a...
Date: 03/26/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — Snohomish County's political leaders had mixed reactions Thursday when Sound Transit unveiled light-rail plans that would reach Everett via the industrial area around Paine Field, but not for...
Date: 03/24/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — Sound Transit is putting some longer trains on its light rail tracks to help with increased demand at new stations.The Seattle Times reported that beginning Monday, three-car trains will alternate with the usual two-car trains.
Date: 03/24/2016 | Northwest
If you want the lowest possible bus fare, the steps to get it may be stricter than you’d like.
Date: 03/21/2016 | Street Smarts
Editorial: Improvements should have come before tolls
Date: 03/20/2016 | Editorials
SEATTLE — A new 3-mile segment of Link light rail is scheduled to open Saturday, adding travel from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and the airport.Sound Transit says service to two new stations — near UW’s Husky Stadium and in the Capitol Hill neighborhood — begins 10 a.m.
Date: 03/15/2016 | Northwest
A third bypass for buses to get around carpool-lane congestion on I-5 opened last week at the Lynnwood Transit Center.
Date: 02/21/2016 | Street Smarts
On March 1, Sound Transit will start offering a discounted fare for adult riders with incomes at or below 200 percent of federal poverty level. Riders will need an ORCA LIFT card...
Date: 02/17/2016 | Street Smarts
The money isn't in hand — that will have to wait for Congress to complete the federal budget process before October — but two transportation projects in Snohomish County are in line to receive federal funding that represents confidence in their value and necessity to...
Date: 02/14/2016 | Editorials
LYNNWOOD — Commuters in south Snohomish County got some encouraging news Tuesday in a proposed federal budget, though traffic relief still is years away.Under President Barack Obama's proposed budget, Sound Transit stands to receive $125 million for
Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News
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