Community Transit service, Sound Transit buses on Sunday schedule July 4

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County will operate a Sunday schedule on Independence Day, Monday, July 4. – All Community Transit bus and DART paratransit service: Sunday schedule – Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Sunday schedule –  Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed There will be no bus…

Public invited to comment on future of safety rest areas statewide

An online open house is now available for travelers, freight haulers, business owners and others to provide feedback on the future of safety rest areas across Washington state. Input will be used to make decisions about the program’s maintenance and operations and to update the Washington State Department of Transportation’s strategic plan for rest areas….

Traveling Independence Day weekend? Plan ahead to avoid delays

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel charts are now available to help people plan ahead. The weekend prior to Monday, July 4 is expected to see increased travel on many key routes including Interstate-5, I-90 and ferry service throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. The…

Sounder train running to Sounders FC game Saturday

Sounders FC fans can take a Sounder train to the noon game on Saturday, June 25 against Sporting Kansas City. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field. On Saturday, the inbound N Line train will depart Everett station at…

Sounder trains running for Sounders FC and Mariners games this weekend

Sounders FC and Mariners fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s Sounder trains to the Sounders FC noon game on Saturday, June 18 against Los Angeles FC. Mariners fans can celebrate Father’s Day by taking Sounder to the 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, June 19 against the Los Angeles Angles….

Community Transit board approves plan to engage communities on service impacts

  The Community Transit Board of Directors has approved a three-year plan that addresses how the agency engages minority and low-income populations. Community Transit provides bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. According to a Community Transit news release, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that,…

Sounder Mariners game-day trains running June 12

Seattle Mariners fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Mariners 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, June 12 against the Boston Red Sox. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from T-Mobile Park….

Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Public invited to review updates to the draft Paine Field Master Plan

Airport planners have completed draft concepts and alternatives for the Paine Field Airport Master Plan. Snohomish County invites the public to visit an online open house from June 1 to 30, to get an update on what the team has been working on, to learn more about the master plan, and leave comments or questions. The…

Washington traffic deaths reach 20-year high

Washington road deaths reached a 20-year high in 2021, with 663 fatalities. That’s according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Preliminary data for 2022 indicate the trend in fatalities continues to increase, with more traffic deaths in the first quarter compared with the same timeframe last year. To reverse…

Community Transit, Sound Transit on Sunday schedules for Memorial Day

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. There will be no bus service to downtown Seattle. Sound Transit route 512 will be the only bus going to Northgate. The Sound Transit Sounder train won’t operate on Monday….

Sounder train running for Seattle Mariners game May 29

Sound Transit will be running its game day train to the Seattle Mariners’ 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, May 29 against the Houston Astros. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from T-Mobile Park. Inbound train from Snohomish County will depart Everett at…

I-5 northbound lanes to be closed overnight for light rail work May 20-23

Starting as early as Friday, May 20 through Monday, May 23, the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed overnight between 220th and 236th Streets Southwest for Sound Transit work on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. The work will run from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and traffic will be detoured so crews…

Lynnwood transit-oriented development engagement summary available

Sound Transit says that the results of the first phase of its community engagement for future transit-oriented development next the Lynnwood City Center light rail station are now now available for viewing. Sound Transit owns land next to the Lynnwood City Center Station, now under construction. Future transit-oriented development could include different types of housing,…

Transportation Commission this week to discuss free ferry travel for kids

The Washington State Transportation Commission will begin work to implement free Washington State Ferries passage for people 18 and younger as well as a fall reduction of Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates during its May meetings. Both of these measures were passed by the state Legislature earlier this year and the commission will now begin…

46th Ave W direct access ramps to Lynnwood Transit Center closed May 16-26

As early as Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 26, Sound Transit’s contractor will be closing the Interstate 5 north and southbound 46th Avenue West direct access ramps to the Lynnwood Transit Center overnight. This work to install overhead utilities is weather-dependent and the contractor has obtained a noise variance from the City of Lynnwood….

WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20

After more than two years, volunteer groups across the state can once again participate in the state’s free coffee program at selected safety rest areas, providing coffee to the traveling public. The free coffee program promotes safe highways by providing coffee to reduce drowsy driving. Volunteer non-profit groups dispense the free coffee at 34 designated…

Transit agencies to launch new ORCA system May 16; no fares collected May 14-15

Starting Monday, May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Over the coming months, new ORCA card readers and vending machines will be installed at transit locations throughout the region. All current…

Happening nearby: Free bike repair clinic Tuesday at Everett library

The Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, in partnership with Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, is hosting a monthly series of free bike repair clinics beginning Tuesday, May 10 from  3-6 p.m. Volunteer mechanics from Sharing Wheels will be on site to repair bikes or help participants do their own basic maintenance. Using the bike shop’s…