Transportation

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

The decision was related to the Amtrak derailment on Sound Transit-owned tracks in DuPont in 2017.

 

Gridlock keeps many in Sultan feeling trapped in their homes

Held hostage by an onslaught of cars that clog U.S. 2, Sky Valley residents rally for a solution.

 

State delays funding for local projects in the wake of I-976

The $30 car-tab measure blows a $451 million hole in the transportation budget.

 

Our bus routes could terminate at Northgate as soon as 2021

Under a tentative proposal, commuters would have the option to transfer to light rail trains.

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

They claim I-976 is unconstitutionally broad. Tim Eyman calls the litigation a “slap in the face” of voters.

Rail advocates push for Northwest bullet train

At the Microsoft-hosted Cascadia Rail Summit, enthusiasm rubbed against an anti-tax message of I-976.

Cheaper car tabs prove a hit in all corners of the county

Initiative 976 is passing easily in almost every city. Edmonds and Index are the holdouts.

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.

Court: State not at fault for Skagit River bridge collapse

In 2013, a truck hit the support beams of the bridge, causing the structure to fall into the water.

Sparks fly at I-976 debate: Eyman vs. a mayor and a senator

Dishonesty was a prevalent theme at a Herald forum on the car-tabs ballot measure.

Preview of our livestreamed forum on car-tabs measure I-976

Reporter Lizz Giordano discusses the initiative, which would slash vehicle taxes and fees.

At the Snohomish County Parking Garage in downtown Everett, electric vehicles can get a charge. It’s one of several public charging stations in the county. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

License fees rise for hybrid and electric cars in Washington

The $75 per vehicle funds new electric charging stations around the state — which hybrids don’t need.

At the Snohomish County Parking Garage in downtown Everett, electric vehicles can get a charge. It’s one of several public charging stations in the county. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
The city of Lynnwood received $2.5 million from Sound Transit to redevelop a portion of the 1.5 mile Scriber Creek Trail, which links Wilcox Park at Highway 524 with the transit center. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Bike lanes, sidewalks will get $8.5M in grants countywide

Six projects were awarded money from Sound Transit to improve connections to transit.

The city of Lynnwood received $2.5 million from Sound Transit to redevelop a portion of the 1.5 mile Scriber Creek Trail, which links Wilcox Park at Highway 524 with the transit center. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Too few dollars spent to repair roads, bridges and ferries

Lawmakers told that lack of maintenance funds has transportation system ‘in a glide path to failure.’

The nightly race to collect e-scooters in need of a charge

Juicers keep the battery powered vehicles moving on Everett’s streets.

Ferry fares going up, and so is the new Mukilteo terminal

The building taking shape on the waterfront is set to open on schedule in the fall of 2020.

Historic groundbreaking for Lynnwood light rail extension

Soon after service to Snohomish County begins in 2024, trains are forecast to carry up to 55,000 riders a day.

Paving work on the U.S. 2 trestle during a weekend last year when the weather actually cooperated with moisture-sensitive construction. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Work will close westbound U.S. 2 trestle this weekend

With clear skies expected, the state Department of Transportation plans to repave the roadway.

Paving work on the U.S. 2 trestle during a weekend last year when the weather actually cooperated with moisture-sensitive construction. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Reporter Lizz Giordano talks light rail, Everett Station

On tap: Shorter commute times and changes coming to local neighborhood

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.

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