Transportation

The 810 McCollum Park Community Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Light rail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How to weigh in on Everett light rail’s route and stations

Sound Transit wants your feedback on possible Link rail and station locations.

The 810 McCollum Park Community Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Light rail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rough and rumbly section of Highway 9 set for emergency repairs

The road between Arlington and Lake Stevens has cracks and potholes. An emergency repairs contract is in the works.

Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Clockwise from top left: The Mukilteo ferry terminal, a bike rider in Wenberg County Park in Stanwood, A Sound Transit bus at the Northgate light rail station in Seattle, and the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens. (Herald file)

Dems push through sweeping $17B state transportation package

Around $600 million will be poured into Snohomish County projects, including a U.S. 2 trestle replacement.

Clockwise from top left: The Mukilteo ferry terminal, a bike rider in Wenberg County Park in Stanwood, A Sound Transit bus at the Northgate light rail station in Seattle, and the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens. (Herald file)
Two cyclists head eastbound along the Highway 2 trestle path Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett eyeing $1.35M to expand bike paths east of Broadway

The city could build bike-only paths and sidewalks on Fulton Street between California Street and Pacific Avenue.

Two cyclists head eastbound along the Highway 2 trestle path Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Clockwise from top left: Digital rendering of the future Colby Tower in Everett (Tim Corpus), 2019 housing construction in Sultan (Olivia Vanni), apartments and condominiums being constructed near Alderwood mall in 2021 (Olivia Vanni), Urban Center Apartments in Lynnwood (Kevin Clark), and Lynnwood Transit Center Light Rail Station under construction in August 2020 in Lynnwood (Olivia Vanni)

By 2044, Snohomish County population projected at 1.1 million

The county is planning how to accommodate newcomers. Here are four takeaways from newly adopted growth targets.

Clockwise from top left: Digital rendering of the future Colby Tower in Everett (Tim Corpus), 2019 housing construction in Sultan (Olivia Vanni), apartments and condominiums being constructed near Alderwood mall in 2021 (Olivia Vanni), Urban Center Apartments in Lynnwood (Kevin Clark), and Lynnwood Transit Center Light Rail Station under construction in August 2020 in Lynnwood (Olivia Vanni)
A public art bike rack is seen on the streets as a bus pulls up to a bus stop along Broadway Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

What are those green bulbs at Everett bus stops?

The bike racks are functional public art by artist Brian Borello, who made 22 for the city.

A public art bike rack is seen on the streets as a bus pulls up to a bus stop along Broadway Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
U.S. 2 across Stevens Pass was closed Monday morning due to avalanche danger. (WSDOT)

Stevens Pass reopens after avalanche danger

Both mountain passes across I-90 and U.S. 2 were shut off to travelers Monday morning.

U.S. 2 across Stevens Pass was closed Monday morning due to avalanche danger. (WSDOT)
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Short-staffed Community Transit to cut 164 spring bus trips

The agency lost 8% of its drivers over a vaccine requirement. Hiring for those spots takes 12 to 16 weeks.

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Cars drive through the intersection of Highway 9 and South Lake Stevens Road on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As Lake Stevens braces for Costco traffic, Highway 9 gets new roundabout

Expect traffic disruptions and weekend closures as crews build the roundabout at Highway 9 and South Lake Stevens Road.

Cars drive through the intersection of Highway 9 and South Lake Stevens Road on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Senate advances funding piece of $17B transportation package

State Democrats crafted the proposal that proposes roughly $600M of state investments in Snohomish County over 16 years.

A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Driver shortage cuts bus routes between Snohomish, King counties

Sound Transit cut 18 daily trips on express routes through March 19. Meanwhile, Community Transit is hiring.

A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A Coho makes its way along Edgecomb Creek under a new culvert built specifically to make it easier for the spawning fish to navigate the creek on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Transportation package could bring $600M to Snohomish County

Investments in highways, transit and culverts are part of Democrats’ proposal.

A Coho makes its way along Edgecomb Creek under a new culvert built specifically to make it easier for the spawning fish to navigate the creek on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A state Supreme Court case is threatening to do away with transit fare enforcement. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

Fare is fair? Everett bus rider’s case en route to state Supreme Court

Justices will hear oral arguments this week in a civil rights case that could have a massive effect on bus and train service.

A state Supreme Court case is threatening to do away with transit fare enforcement. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)
Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Democrats unveil 16-year, $16.8 billion transportation plan

Culvert fixes, car-free transit improvements and designs for a U.S. 2 trestle replacement are in the proposed budget.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Christine Frizzell, Joe Marine and Mark Holmes.

Community Transit gets new board member, chairman, executive

Lynnwood’s mayor joined the board helmed by Mukilteo’s mayor, and Mark Holmes is the new chief operating officer.

Christine Frizzell, Joe Marine and Mark Holmes.
Work to replace expansion joints and concrete panels on Interstate 5 through north Everett is slated to start this year. It will cause weekend lane and ramp closures. (WSDOT)

I-5 work through Everett will need weekend lane closures

A contractor will replace 108 concrete panels and eight expansion joints on northbound lanes.

Work to replace expansion joints and concrete panels on Interstate 5 through north Everett is slated to start this year. It will cause weekend lane and ramp closures. (WSDOT)
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Edmonds asks for neighbor feedback on road safety

Residents can advise the city on where to expend resources for traffic calming.

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Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Amid concerns, Everett council puts off traffic camera vote

Some council members and residents questioned the equity of a red-light and school-speed-zone program.

Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A Swift Blue line bus idles at the G Terminal at Everett Station on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID cases prompt Community Transit to cut 36 bus trips

In a week, the number of employees who tested positive grew from 39 to 62. Absences and vacant positions have strained staff.

A Swift Blue line bus idles at the G Terminal at Everett Station on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood Public Works employees on the snow plow crew sit in front of one of the city's two plows that will be named based on results of an online public vote. (City of Lynnwood)

Lynnwood snow plow names: Snowbi Wan Kenobi, Plowy McPlowface

They got the two highest votes in an online public survey by Lynnwood Public Works.

Lynnwood Public Works employees on the snow plow crew sit in front of one of the city's two plows that will be named based on results of an online public vote. (City of Lynnwood)