Melissa Slager

Where are you supposed to stop at a stop sign?

Cars should be behind a marked line. But overgrown vegetation and worn-out lines muddy the rule.

 

Roads to nowhere a part of ‘rural’ life

Connecting north-south roads across the county line would take a Herculean political effort.

 

Nine months as a guinea pig for pay-by-the-mile tax study

Washington is among the states giving “road usage charges” a look. Backers say it’s fairer than gas tax.

 

Is it time to kill off the ‘Dead End’ sign?

Some cities are moving away from the somber verbiage in favor of more descriptive terms.

Solo driver? You’re far from alone

We might be gripping it in frustration, but we’re not giving up that steering wheel anytime soon.

Edmonds pilot inspires children to seek the skies

A flight as a boy inspired Greg Bell. He’s now made 100 flights to bring in the next generation.

Spawning salmon have one less barrier in an urban creek

Restoration projects like one along Highway 531 in Arlington are gradually undoing damage to habitat.

Speed up or slow down? Sign confusion in school zone fixed

Speed limit and school zone signs near the Tulalip Campus now share a pole.

Plans coming into focus for Highway 522, Paradise Lake Road

State transportation planners will hold an open house next week.

Sorry, no turn lane planned on Highway 92 near Granite Falls

The state says it would have to widen the road to add one at Sleepy Hollow Road.

Vehicle emissions testing is going by the wayside

For now, though, if your car gets the notice that it’s due for a test, you still have to go in.

Flash tailgaters to back off? Technically OK — with a caveat

Amber is the golden color for a reader’s idea. But a trooper warns it still might not be wise.

Sinkhole near Mukilteo ferry points to larger issue

State engineers suspect there might be a hidden underground water source washing out the area.

His job in Arlington is teaching teenagers how to drive

James Brooke talks about life beyond the giant “student driver” sticker.

With new vendor, state says some tolling issues will improve

One switch puts each billing and customer service function out to bid.

Who owns and maintains park-and-ride lots? It’s complicated

A tangle of three transportation agencies and other public entities are involved in maintenance.

Why those annoying steel plates are on Broadway in Everett

They cover voids left by a disintegrated wooden pipe. It could be weeks before they’re filled.

‘Kathy is right’: WSDOT takes up Smokey Point off-ramp issue

New paint and a sign go in at the northbound I-5 off-ramp to 172nd Street in response to a reader.

Edmonds school librarian named state’s best

The Washington Library Association School Library Division has named Dave Sonnen, library information specialist at Sherwood Elementary School in Edmonds, the 2018 Outstanding Teacher Librarian… Continue reading

Traffic concerns linger as new Pilot J nears grand opening

A traffic study estimated the addition of 3,465 trips to the new Pilot Travel Center at Highway 530.