Transportation

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

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.

Cheaper car tabs prove a hit in all corners of the county
Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

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.

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet
Court: State not at fault for Skagit River bridge collapse

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.

Court: State not at fault for Skagit River bridge collapse
Sparks fly at I-976 debate: Eyman vs. a mayor and a senator

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.

Sparks fly at I-976 debate: Eyman vs. a mayor and a senator
Preview of our livestreamed forum on car-tabs measure I-976

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

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

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

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.’

Too few dollars spent to repair roads, bridges and ferries
The nightly race to collect e-scooters in need of a charge

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

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

The nightly race to collect e-scooters in need of a charge
Ferry fares going up, and so is the new Mukilteo terminal

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.

Ferry fares going up, and so is the new Mukilteo terminal
Historic groundbreaking for Lynnwood light rail extension

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.

Historic groundbreaking for Lynnwood light rail extension
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

Reporter Lizz Giordano talks light rail, Everett Station

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

Reporter Lizz Giordano talks light rail, Everett Station
Proposed high-speed rail not pie-in-the-sky idea, says WSDOT

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.

Proposed high-speed rail not pie-in-the-sky idea, says WSDOT
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

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.

New Sound Transit railcars will eventually serve Lynnwood
One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

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.

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1
As feared, Sound Transit to consider pricey Seattle tunnels

As feared, Sound Transit to consider pricey Seattle tunnels

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

As feared, Sound Transit to consider pricey Seattle tunnels
Could Seattle light rail tunnels delay the Link to 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.

Could Seattle light rail tunnels delay the Link to Everett?
Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange

Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange

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

Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange
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