46th Avenue West HOV ramps to Lynnwood Transit Center closing for several nights

Sound Transit’s contractor is closing the 46th Avenue West HOV ramps to the Lynnwood Transit Center for several nights to erect and place girders for the Lynnwood Link Light Rail extension trackway. This work is weather-dependent and the contractor has obtained a noise variance from the City of Lynnwood. The work is set from 9…

Community Transit to award surplus vans to local nonprofits

Community Transit will award up to 12 surplus 15-passenger vans, earmarked for auction, to local nonprofit organizations to further meet the demand for transportation. Vehicles will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that primarily serve residents of the Community Transit service area. This includes all incorporated cities and towns in Snohomish…

Sound Transit announces four-month road closure on 52nd Avenue West starting Aug. 17

Starting Monday, Aug. 17, Sound Transit’s contractor will close 52nd Avenue West between 208th and 212th Streets Southwest for approximately four months. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Local access to all residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Please see the detour route in the map above. Notification will…

Due to COVID-19, two ferry routes to remain on one-boat weekend service until further notice

Because of a continued shortage of available crew during the COVID-19 pandemic, service on the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston ferry routes will remain on one-boat weekend service until further notice, Washington State Ferries says. Those looking to travel on either route should plan ahead by checking Mukilteo/Clinton schedule  and Edmonds/Kingston schedule and be prepared for long…

A photo tour of Lynnwood Link light rail project construction

With updated health and safety procedures in place to address COVID-19 concerns, construction of Sound Transit’s Link light rail extension into Snohomish County has progressed throughout the spring and early summer. A bulk of the work has been constructing columns to support the future light rail track. Crews have been stabilizing the foundation and pouring…

Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath announces retirement

After more than 40 years of public service, including 15 years at Community Transit, CEO Emmett Heath announced Thursday that he will retire later this year in order to spend more time with his family, including his three young grandchildren. Heath has served as CEO for Community Transit for six years and, before being selected…

Community Transit honors Lynnwood commuters, worksite with Commute Options Awards

Two employees at Lynnwood organizations — the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District and Partner Therapeutics — and Lynnwood-based Crane Aerospace & Electronics were among those honored by Community Transit during its first-ever virtual Commute Options Awards event. Lyndsi Stickles was named the agency’s 2019 Smart Commuter of the Year. Stickles commutes from Whidbey Island to her job…

Larsen champions changes in federal legislation that would invest $1.5 trillion in transportation

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive, long-term package that invests more than $1.5 trillion in America’s transportation and infrastructure over the next five years. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, championed several provisions in the final bill to rebuild and revitalize…

Community Transit RideStore reopens as fares resume and bus service increases

In preparation for increased bus trips and resumption of fare collection, Community Transit on Monday reopened its RideStore customer service center at Lynnwood Transit Center. The agency will add about 200 bus trips on July 6 to meet an expected increase in ridership demand. The agency is also resuming fare collection on July 1. The…

Sponsor spotlight: Community Transit Partners with Riders on Safety Measures 

As some workers in our communities have been working from home in recent months, a vital segment of our population has stayed in motion. Essential workers have been on the move, and for many, public transit is how they get where they need to be.  Community Transit provides bus, vanpool and paratransit services in Snohomish…

Community Transit says it will resume fares starting July 1

Community Transit will resume collecting fares on all its bus routes and DART paratransit service starting Wednesday, July 1. The transit agency temporarily suspended fare collection in March to assist with physical distancing between drivers and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riders have been boarding and exiting through the middle and rear doors of the…

Use Highway 99 through Seattle? Tunnel maintenance closure, northbound Aurora Bridge lane reductions overnight Thursday, June 18

People who use Highway 99 through Seattle should plan to use an alternate route Thursday night and early Friday morning.  The highway tunnel closure will allow time for regular maintenance including tests of the roadway fire suppression system along with inspections of traffic cameras and fire extinguishers. This ensures the tunnel is running smoothly and warranties are…

Travel alert: I-5 express lanes to close early until further notice

The Washington State Department of Transportation said Monday that the Interstate 5 express lanes through Seattle will be fully closed early, at 8 p.m. nightly, including weekends, and will reopen as usual the following mornings. This closure will remain in place until further notice, WSDOT said. Express lane hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Friday…

Fare collection restarts on Swift Bus Rapid Transit June 1

Community Transit will begin collecting fares for Swift Blue and Swift Green bus rapid transit lines Monday, June 1. Unlike other Community Transit bus routes, Swift riders pay fares at Swift stations, not at the front of the bus. Service ambassadors will be available at Swift stations beginning June 1 to answer questions and assist…