Transportation

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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

New Sound Transit railcars will eventually serve Lynnwood

They will be phased in between now and 2024 as Link service greatly expands north, east and south.

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

It’ll help pay for a new hybrid-electric ferry and converting 2 vessels to run on electricity and fuel.

As feared, Sound Transit to consider pricey Seattle tunnels

Snohomish County officials worry the underground segments could slow light rail’s arrival in Everett.

Could Seattle light rail tunnels delay the Link to Everett?

Snohomish County leaders aren’t sold on plans to study underground routes to West Seattle and Ballard.

Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange

The project aims to save time for commuters heading to and through Marysville.

It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Distracted driving: ‘People are just sneakier about it’

It is the cause of 30 percent of all traffic deaths across the state, and the numbers keep rising.

It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

The state is getting close to expand tolling

If lawmakers toll all of 405 and Highway 167, it may mean money to unclog the interstate in Bothell.

Future of island’s ferry service

Meeting on ferries set for May 1 in Coupeville

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Paine Field lands a 3rd airline, but this one flies Cessnas

San Juan Airlines begins scheduled passenger service from Everett to Friday Harbor on May 1.

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)