Street Smarts

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Snohomish County’s regional trail from Arlington to Darrington was interrupted by slides and washouts.

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail
New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily

New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily

Bickford Ford is paying for a traffic signal on Bickford Avenue as part of its expansion.

New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily
E-bikes can use Centennial Trail, but not other motormobiles
E-bikes can use Centennial Trail, but not other motormobiles
Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

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

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up
Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps

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.

Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps
Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone

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.

Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone
Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do

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.

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do
Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

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

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

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent
Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

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

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets
Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

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

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?
These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

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

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

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

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.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

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?

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

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

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

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

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.

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

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

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?

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change
Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

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

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling
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