Celebrate National Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25

The Lynnwood Police Department is asking the community to join local law enforcement in recognizing Oct. 21-25 as National School Bus Awareness Week. Community members are invited to help spread awareness about traffic safety around school buses. The theme for 2019 is “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Transportation.” To learn more about National…

Community Transit to host Swift Orange Line open house Oct. 24

Community Transit is holding an open house Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. so citizens can alearn more about the upcoming Swift Orange Line and ask questions. The open house will be held in the Lynnwood Library, located at 19200 44th Ave. W. Community Transit will expand Swift Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Snohomish…

Reminder: Rolling slowdowns on I-5 for light rail work Oct. 22-25

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 189th and 195th streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 22-25. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

Community Transit seeks public comment on new six-year plan

Community Transit has released its draft 2019-2024 Transit Development Plan and is seeking public comment through Oct. 31. Priorities of the plan include access and connectivity to Sound Transit’s Link light rail, with a focus on expanded service. The six-year plan also calls for hiring about 160 new employees by 2024 to help provide 37…

Sound Transit awards Lynnwood $2.5 million for Scriber Creek Trail redevelopment

Sound Transit’s Board of Directors voted Thursday to award $2.5 million to the City of Lynnwood for its Scriber Creek Trail redevelopment project. Lynnwood is one of 27 jurisdictions to receive funding for projects aimed at making it easier and more convenient to get to transit.  Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link light rail station is set to open…

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center surface parking lot to close Oct. 19

The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center surface parking lot, which will serve as a staging area for Sound Transit light rail station construction, is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The parking garage at Mountlake Terrace Transit Center will remain open. Parking will be replaced by an interim park and ride lot, located…

Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 continue near Mountlake Terrace Sept. 21, 28

In order to establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor will be implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane, bus stop and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 220th Street Southwest to State Route 104 for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes…

Community Transit to increase Swift trips, add more Sunday bus service

Community Transit announced it will continue to add service this fall with additional Swift bus rapid transit trips early mornings and Saturdays, longer Sunday service hours, and better transit connections. These service changes take effect starting Sept. 22. Both the Swift Blue and Green lines will begin weekday service earlier, at 4:15 a.m., and will run…

Community Transit, Sound Transit schedules for Labor Day, Sept. 2

Community Transit and Sound Transit will operate on Sunday schedules on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. There won’t be any Community Transit commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District on Labor Day. While Sound Transit’s Sounder train won’t run on Labor Day, the ST Express, Link light rail and Tacoma Link will operate on a…

Light rail-related rolling slowdowns planned on I-5 Aug. 27-29

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 180th Street to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Aug. 27-29. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in…

Light rail-related rolling slowdowns planned on I-5 Aug. 27-29

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 180th Street to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Aug. 27-29. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in…

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Travelers can consult WSDOT’s holiday-weekend traffic volume charts to help plan the best times to travel on key routes. If possible,…

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Travelers can consult WSDOT’s holiday-weekend traffic volume charts to help plan the best times to travel on key routes. If possible,…

Reminder: Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace this week

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor is implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead, leave…

Sound Transit plans nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor will be implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead,…

Rolling I-5 slowdowns expected mid-August for light rail work

Overhead power line work for Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension will cause rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5, impacting traffic overnight on Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-20 To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations…

Lynnwood City Council hears plans for new Swift Orange Line, reviews housing report

A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line was the topic of conversation at the Lynnwood City Council’s July 29 work sessions meeting as Community Transit staff briefed the council on the anticipated Swift Orange Line scheduled to open in 2024. Beginning the presentation was Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath, who said the current ridership on…

Here’s your chance to comment on funding for Scriber Lake Trail

Sound Transit has launched an online open house seeking public comments from riders and residents on a fund that could include one Lynnwood project — the Scriber Creek Trail redevelopment. This project upgrades an existing 1.5-mile trail into a Class 1 shared-use path. This phase will construct approximately 2,000 linear feet of trail, establishing an…

Lynnwood Link-related electrical system work to affect overnight traffic on I-5 July 30-31

Seattle City Light crews plan to maintain the reliability of the electrical system by relocating existing overhead power lines on Interstate 5 near Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. To complete this work safely, crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of…

All military personnel to ride transit free during Seafair’s Fleet Week

Sound Transit will continue its annual Seafair tradition of honoring members of the military by providing free transit service now July 29 to Aug. 4. During Seafair Fleet Week, members and former members of the Armed Forces, including active duty, veterans and retirees, can ride free on Link light rail, Sounder commuter trains and Sound…

Reminder: State Transportation Commission looking for feedback on proposed ferry fare hikes

The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking for feedback on proposed fare increases for the next two years that will take effect in October. You can learn more about the fare changes and provide comments via the Transportation Commission’s online open house You can also submit feedback by emailing the transportation commission at transc@wstc.wa.gov. Please…

Temporary changes planned at Lynnwood Transit Center for light rail construction

Sound Transit is making several temporary changes at the Lynnwood Transit Center to accommodate construction of the future Link light rail Lynnwood City Center Station. Weekend traffic revisions may delays in Sound Transit and Community Transit routes. Commuters are asked to allow additional time to park and reach their buses. Weekend closures on 46th Avenue…

Roadwork, special events bringing weekend travel delays on Interstate 5

People traveling to or through Seattle need to plan for weekend travel delays due to construction and special events on Interstate 5. Beginning Friday night, July 12, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor and maintenance crews will continue work to preserve and inspect sections of the I-5 express lanes. The I-5 express lanes will close…