Transportation

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

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.

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
3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline

3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline

Do you prefer the 185th street corridor, the Aurora Transit Center or decongestion?

3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline
Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood

Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood

Parking spaces at the Lynnwood Transit Center park and ride are moving around, but numbers steady.

Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood
A $1M study intends to find congestion relief for U.S. 2

A $1M study intends to find congestion relief for U.S. 2

A coalition of civic leaders is pressing its case for inclusion of the money in state roads budget.

A $1M study intends to find congestion relief for U.S. 2
On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?

On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?

Lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to reduce the cost of those tabs.

On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?
Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

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.

Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle
Everett Transit set to expand electric buses, cut fuel costs

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 Transit set to expand electric buses, cut fuel costs
Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger

Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger

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

Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger
Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett

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.

Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett
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

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

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

Sound Transit CEO nominated for ‘excellent’ rating, $6K bonus
Feds fund $1.4 billion South Puget Sound light rail project

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.

Feds fund $1.4 billion South Puget Sound light rail project
Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

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.

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash
Gridlock keeps many in Sultan feeling trapped in their homes

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.

Gridlock keeps many in Sultan feeling trapped in their homes
State delays funding for local projects in the wake of I-976

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.

State delays funding for local projects in the wake of I-976
Our bus routes could terminate at Northgate as soon as 2021

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.

Our bus routes could terminate at Northgate as soon as 2021
Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

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.

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

Rail advocates push for Northwest bullet train

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

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