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Proposed high-speed rail not pie-in-the-sky idea, says WSDOT

A study says the network from Portland to Vancouver could cost up to $42 billion — and serve Everett.

 

One possible vision of the future Mariner light rail station area. (Snohomish County)

County sees a dense, tall future near light rail stations

Buildings 10 stories or higher could tower over stops off I-5 at Ash Way and Mariner park and rides.

 

Everett residents weigh in on a ban of supportive housing

The moratorium has put on hold a plan to build 34 units for homeless public school students.

 

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup in March 2018 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Getting work done on U.S. 2 trestle is proving tricky

Road crews need not only dry conditions, but for overnight temperatures to not dip too low.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup in March 2018 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A new $2 parking fee was imposed earlier this by the Port of Everett during Everett Farmers Market hours on Sundays and other events. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Port of Everett and councilmember at odds over parking fee

Brenda Stonecipher wants the $2 charge dropped. The port says it’s necessary to manage event parking.

A new $2 parking fee was imposed earlier this by the Port of Everett during Everett Farmers Market hours on Sundays and other events. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Many cities and Snohomish County have rules where semi-trucks and RVs can be parked. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Can I park here, and for how long?

Rules of the road for parking oversized vehicles on city and county roads.

Many cities and Snohomish County have rules where semi-trucks and RVs can be parked. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
An artist rendering of the Rucker Avenue streetscape plan. (City of Everett)

City aims to make Rucker Avenue more pedestrian friendly

Downtown Everett road will have trees lining the median and sidewalks, but fewer lanes for drivers.

An artist rendering of the Rucker Avenue streetscape plan. (City of Everett)
Planning for a 124-unit student housing building on north Broadway near Everett Community College is underway. (Koz Development)

To the objection of EvCC, a student housing project proceeds

The five-story building will have 124 units, 75% of which must be rented to students at the college.

Planning for a 124-unit student housing building on north Broadway near Everett Community College is underway. (Koz Development)

WSDOT: Travel patterns hard to predict for July 4th holiday

Busiest ferries times are expected the Fridays and Saturdays before and after the 4th, and July 3.

Edmonds woman’s story of homelessness is reforming policy

Mindy Woods: “People with the lived experience are often left out of the conversation.”

Starting Monday, a reduced fare will be available for low-income riders on both Community Transit and Everett Transit. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Low-income fare available starting Monday

The ORCA LIFT card will now be accepted on Community Transit and Everett Transit routes.

Starting Monday, a reduced fare will be available for low-income riders on both Community Transit and Everett Transit. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
In May, 100 rentable e-scooters were placed in Everett and since have been whizzing down sidewalks in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

E-scooters: more dangerous than Everett teen thought

Lily Rummel’s first ride will likely be her last, after colliding with a truck.

In May, 100 rentable e-scooters were placed in Everett and since have been whizzing down sidewalks in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
An artist’s conception of the Mountlake Terrace station for the Lynnwood light rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood. (Sound Transit)

Last chance to comment on Mountlake Terrace light rail plans

A public hearing Thursday will review permits and site plan for a portion of the Lynnwood extension.

An artist’s conception of the Mountlake Terrace station for the Lynnwood light rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood. (Sound Transit)
A truck parked on along 39th Avenue SE near Archbishop Murphy High School. Snohomish County prohibits parking along streets with double yellow lines if other vehicles have to cross over the center line too pass. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

No parking here: but that isn’t obvious to all

One reader says signs near Archbishop Murphy HS are needed to remind drivers parking is prohibited.

A truck parked on along 39th Avenue SE near Archbishop Murphy High School. Snohomish County prohibits parking along streets with double yellow lines if other vehicles have to cross over the center line too pass. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Site plan for Northline Village in Lynnwood City Center. (Merlone Geier Partners)

Light rail arrival builds interest in Lynnwood’s City Center

Plans for first multibuilding complex in area includes housing, parking office and retail space.

Site plan for Northline Village in Lynnwood City Center. (Merlone Geier Partners)

65 units of supportive housing opening next month in Everett

Clare’s Place will provide more than shelter. Treatment and medical care will also be offered.

Infusion of federal money propels Meadowdale Beach project

The work aims to revive shoreline habitat and make it easier for people to reach the beach.

When dips appeared on Marsh Road where it curves between Seattle Hill Road and Highway 9 in April, one reader thought water was the culprit. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Was rainy weather creating dips in the road?

A reader was curious what caused the depressions to form. She thought water undermined the pavement.

When dips appeared on Marsh Road where it curves between Seattle Hill Road and Highway 9 in April, one reader thought water was the culprit. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Signs have popped up in the Port Gardner neighborhood against a proposal by the Everett School District and Housing Hope to build affordable housing on a playfield on Norton Avenue. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Emergency moratorium stalls project for homeless students

Everett City Council placed a six-month ban on supportive housing buildings in single-family zones.

Signs have popped up in the Port Gardner neighborhood against a proposal by the Everett School District and Housing Hope to build affordable housing on a playfield on Norton Avenue. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
The Cars to Housing program will allow Jim Dean, executive director of the Interfaith Association for Northwest Washington, to nearly double the capacity of the family shelter. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett shelter working with church on safe parking program

‘Cars to Housing’ pilot aims to provide a more secure environment for families living in their cars.

The Cars to Housing program will allow Jim Dean, executive director of the Interfaith Association for Northwest Washington, to nearly double the capacity of the family shelter. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)