Street Smarts

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Lake Stevens and Marysville worked together on the traffic infrastructure because of nearby development.

 

Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps

Starting Monday, the links between the freeway and highway will close nightly for light rail work.

 

Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone

Meanwhile, a reader is upset with a “hidden” 3% fee for using a credit card to pay for registration.

 

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do

The landmark civil rights legislation ensures people have equitable access in public places.

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

The temporary retaining wall blocks will be replaced with different retaining wall blocks.

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

The city wants to encourage social distancing and active transportation. That means biking, walking.

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Development sites have requirements. Paving season is underway in unincorporated Snohomish County.

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

The diamond/square-shaped panels are wireless antennas/radios for the city’s Ethernet communication.

Where will the West Alderwood light rail station be? It’s TBD

It will be west of Alderwood mall, but Link to Everett is years away, so the exact site isn’t settled.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Community Transit and Everett Transit fares, suspended since March, are set to return July 1.

Why are manhole covers in the road, where tires go over them?

It’s expensive to relocate an entire sewer or stormwater system when the world above them shifts.

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Everett’s ‘Rethink Transit’ outreach and planning process offers options, asks residents for direction.

Why does a left-turn signal go green when no cars are there?

A commuter noticed the anomaly at an intersection on Everett Mall Way.

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Community Transit and Sound Transit are set to resume fares June 1, but not Everett Transit.

Articulated buses with few riders? Better social distancing

The extra room on the 60-foot buses allows for greater spacing between riders and from drivers.

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change

An Everett man sat at a stoplight for a full minute without any crossing traffic. What gives?

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Millions in federal CARES Act funding is marked for Community and Everett transit agencies.

Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations

To anticipate development, the county is suggesting preferred locations 15 years before they’ll be built.

Bike shops and trails in Snohomish County are open and busy

Nice weather and a litany of outdoor activity restrictions are nudging people to hop on bicycles.

How much traffic does an intersection need for a stop light?

A Monroe intersection without a signal caught the ire of one reader.

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