Sound Transit: No Sounder trains on July 4th holiday; buses and rail on Sunday schedule

Sound Transit said its Sounder trains will not operate this Thursday, July 4th holiday. ST Express and Link light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. More holiday schedule information can be found at soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Holiday-service. Schedules and transit center locations for the agency’s Sounder commuter rail service, ST Express buses and Link light rail can be…

Community Transit to run on Sunday service schedule July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, Community Transit will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Thursday, July 4. The following services will run on a Sunday schedule: – Local bus service, including Swift – DART paratransit – Sound Transit Route 512 There is no commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District July 4th. The…

ORCA LIFT low-income bus fare expands to Snohomish County July 1

Beginning July 1, Community Transit will offer a low-income fare for eligible riders who use an ORCA LIFT fare card. In Snohomish County, individuals can apply for the ORCA LIFT card at four Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) customer service offices; the reduced fare cannot be paid in cash. Community Transit and…

Interurban Trail closure planned for this week canceled

The Interurban Trail closure planned for this week between 52nd Avenue West and 44th Avenue West in Lynnwood has been cancelled. According to Lynnwood city staff, a trail closure for the final transmission work at the Cedar Valley substation will not be needed. Instead, city crews will guide cyclists and pedestrians around the work site…

Lynnwood officials advocate for $25 million in federal transportation funds

City of Lynnwood officials recently returned from Washington, D.C. where they met with representatives to discuss $25 million in federal funding for city development projects. Last week, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, Public Works Director Bill Franz and City Engineer David Mach were joined by Lynnwood’s federal lobbyist, Mark Dedric of Summit Strategies, as they met…

Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle to close Friday night for maintenance

People who use State Route 99 in Seattle will want to plan for a full closure of the tunnel Friday night, June 7, to Saturday morning, June 8. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close both directions of the SR 99 tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday, June 7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, June…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday Mariners game

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday by riding Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains to the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels 1:10 p.m. game. The stadium-bound train from the north will depart Edmonds at 11:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all…

Memorial Day weekend travel requires planning ahead

With summer-like weather already here, travelers hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend should prepare for additional traffic — especially during peak travel times, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says. By following these steps, travelers can plan ahead for wherever they’re headed during the three-day weekend: Check the WSDOT best times to travel charts to…

‘Transportation: Getting From Here to There’ discussion now on video

Representatives from Sound Transit and Community Transit and the cities of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — which will receive light rail stations —  were at the Lynnwood Library Tuesday night to discuss “Transportation: Getting from Here to There” during the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter program. Those speaking at the Lynnwood Library event included David Kleitsch,…

WSDOT announces roadside-litter bag art contest for kids

No one likes litter along the roadway. That’s where our state’s young artists come in. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is creating new Adopt-a-Highway automobile litter bags. The bags help physically contain trash, of course, but also will help spread a litter prevention message on the outside. So the state is launching an…

Community Transit grants 10 surplus vans to local nonprofits

Ten nonprofits and some very special guests gathered in the Community Transit boardroom Thursday as the transit agency announced the recipients of the 14th Van GO vehicle grant program. Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, the Community Transit Board Chair, announced that two clubs within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County were Van GO recipients. Six school-aged…

With construction on the way, Sound Transit holds Lynnwood Link light rail open house

With Lynnwood Link light rail construction on the not-so-distant horizon, Sound Transit representatives held an open house last week for citizens to learn what to expect in the coming months for the Lynnwood station. The April 24 open house, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, gave citizens the opportunity to learn the latest information about…

Reminder: Sound Transit open house on light rail construction in Lynnwood April 25

Citizens are invited to attend a Sound Transit open house this Thursday, April 25 to learn more about upcoming light rail construction in Lynnwood and ask questions. The meeting will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center (presentation at 6:15 p.m.) Information about upcoming construction activities and what you can expect can be…

Get ready for light rail construction: Sound Transit open house details plans

More than 100 interested citizens gathered Thursday evening to hear the latest from Sound Transit officials about what’s in store as construction activity ramps up on the much-anticipated 8.5-mile, four-station Lynnwood Link extension that will connect Northgate to the Lynnwood City Center. Trains are scheduled to start running in 2024. The evening at the Nile Country Club…

Lynnwood extends red light camera contract for five more years

The City of Lynnwood’s red-light cameras are not going anywhere soon. As of March, the city has extended its contract with Arizona-based American Traffic Safety (ATS) for another five years. The contract authorizes the photo enforcement program at intersections and school zones. The contract is based on a cooperative contract also awarded to the City…

Southbound SR 99 tunnel maintenance closure in Seattle overnight Friday

People who use the State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle will want to plan for the first scheduled maintenance closure Friday night, April 12, to Saturday morning, April 13. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the southbound lanes of the SR 99 tunnel from 11 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 9 a.m….

Lynnwood City Council approves development agreement with Sound Transit

The Lynnwood City Council at its April 8 business meeting voted to adopt an ordinance approving a development agreement between the City of Lynnwood and Sound Transit. The ordinance was passed unanimously, with Councilmember George Hurst absent. The development agreement is the next step in the process of the Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension project…

Community Transit seeks comment on Non-Discrimination Program

Community Transit is seeking public comment on its 2019-2022 Title VI Non-Discrimination Program that addresses how the agency engages minority populations. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied…

Community Transit adopts half price, low-income bus fare

The Community Transit Board of Directors Thursday unanimously approved a reduced bus fare category for eligible low-income residents. The new fare will be half the price of a regular adult fare and will go into effect on July 1. The low-income fare will be instituted through the ORCA LIFT program, utilizing the regional electronic fare…

Drive through Seattle? Revive I-5 returns with freeway lane closures starting April 5

Construction season is in full swing, and the next phase of rehabilitation work on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle is officially ramping up. Beginning Friday, April 5, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will launch the next phase of work to “Revive I-5.” Travelers who use southbound I-5 through downtown Seattle during the…

Reminder: Lynnwood Link Light Rail open house Feb. 26 in Shoreline

In preparation for work beginning on the Lynnwood Link Extension this spring, Sound Transit is kicking off a series of open houses — both in-person and online — for the public to learn more about the project. The upcoming in-person event will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Shorewood High School—Theater & Commons,…

Community Transit to award surplus vans to local nonprofits

Community Transit will award 10 surplus vans, earmarked for auction, to local nonprofit organizations to further meet the local demand for transportation.  Vehicles are 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 County, as well…

Community Transit, Sound Transit announce bus, train schedules for President’s Day

Community Transit and Sound Transit have announced their schedules for the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 18. Community Transit will operate local buses and DART paratransit service within Snohomish County on regular schedule on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, but commuter service will be limited to specific routes: Route 402 Route 413 Route 421 Route…