Transportation

Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

One westbound lane is scheduled to close to replace a safety barrier from Highway 204 to I-5.

 

Everett Transit set to expand electric buses, cut fuel costs

The city already has seven electric buses in operation since 2018 that have logged 121,000 miles.

 

Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger

The City Council asked Everett Transit to prepare more detailed reports on financial forecasts.

 

Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett

The popular rentable electric scooters were removed from the city last week and will return in spring.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State considering an Auburn-to-Spokane high-speed rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Sound Transit CEO nominated for ‘excellent’ rating, $6K bonus

The board points to Peter Rogoff’s regional relationships, timely communication and collaborative tone.

Feds fund $1.4 billion South Puget Sound light rail project

The project would extend the light rail from Angle Lake south to the city of Federal Way.

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)
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