New cameras show Lynnwood light rail construction time-lapse images

As Sound Transit continues construction on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension, Lynnwood residents can now view the progress from the comfort of their own homes. As reported in NextMLT, webcams were recently installed at the Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center Station construction sites. In Lynnwood, time lapses can be viewed here. Images can be…

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce service further on Link and some ST Express routes

Because of fluctuating staffing availability to operate service, Sound Transit will introduce additional service reductions on Link light rail starting on Monday, April 20 and on certain ST Express routes operated by King County Metro starting Saturday, April 18. The further service reductions also reflect an 87 percent system-wide reduction in ridership, with Link and…

Community Transit, Sound Transit propose bus-to-light rail plan for Northgate

Community Transit and Sound Transit are exploring bus service changes to connect riders with service to the University of Washington, downtown Seattle and other regional destinations when light rail reaches Northgate in 2021. Link light rail trains will depart Northgate every six minutes during peak hours. Travel time on Link from Northgate to the U…

Due to low ridership, Community Transit to further reduce service starting April 13

Community Transit will further reduce bus trips on Monday, April 13 to align with low ridership levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s new reduced service schedule will represent a total reduction of approximately 30% over regular bus service levels. “Transit remains essential for many in our community who are working critical front line jobs,”…

Alderwood Mall Blvd. to be closed near 33rd Ave W from April 13 to mid-May

Alderwood Mall Blvd will be closed from 33rd Avenue West to the west of 29th Avenue West starting April 13 through roughly May 11 as part of the Lynnwood’s Sewer and Lift Stations 4 & 8 Improvements project. The Lift Station 4 part of the project is on Alderwood Mall Parkway, northeast of Alderwood Mall….

Sound Transit shuts down nearly all construction systemwide due to COVID-19 safety concerns

Due to COVID-19 risks, Sound Transit said Monday it is directing contractors to suspend almost all construction on its region-wide transit expansion projects — including the Lynnwood Link light rail extension — starting immediately through May 4. The very limited work that does continue will focus on tasks considered critical and/or necessary to ensure that…

Community Transit, Sound Transit announce service reductions, other changes beginning March 30

As community members are encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, transit ridership has seen a decrease in ridership prompting  service reductions beginning Monday, March 30. Community Transit announced Thursday a plan to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect March 30, and continue…

City: 172nd St SW to close March 30 to June for 36th Ave W improvements

The City of Lynnwood announced Wednesday that starting March 30, 172nd Street Southwest from 36th Avenue West to 34th Place West will be closed to complete work on the 36th Avenue West Project. The closures are expected to be in effect until June. According to city staff, local access will be maintained for residents on…

Five Community Transit employees tested presumptively positive for COVID-19

Community Transit announced Wednesday that five more employees have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath said all employees are following guidance to stay home at the onset of symptoms. Last week, Community Transit announced four drivers had tested positive for the virus and have since…

Washington State Ferries to remain on winter schedule due to ridership declines

Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following the winter schedule. All vehicle reservations made for dates between March 29 and…

Transportation update: Sound Transit offers free fares, Community Transit reduces services

In response to the ever-changing COVID-19 outbreak, transit agencies have been updating procedures in recent days to ensure rider safety. Sound Transit announced Friday that it will suspend fare requirements on buses and trains starting Saturday, March 21, until further notice to help protect transit employees and riders through social distancing. Sound Transit also said…

Transit, ferries taking extra cleaning precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, public transit agencies are taking extra measures to ensure buses, trains and ferries are safe for commuters. With thousands of daily riders, transit agencies like Community Transit, Sound Transit and Washington State Ferries have upped their cleaning practices and are encouraging riders to practice social distancing during their…

Community Transit proposes more trips, new routing for fall 2020, spring 2021

Community Transit proposes to add more trips to existing bus service, and add new routing that expands coverage into neighborhoods not currently served. These changes would take effect this fall and in spring 2021. Public comment is invited through April 3. With these changes, the agency aims to increase weekday and weekend trips, the frequency…

Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 planned near Mountlake Terrace for light rail work

To establish safe work zones for construction crews while they drill support shafts for Lynnwood Link light rail’s future guideway. Sound Transit’s contractor will be implementing nighttime traffic controls on southbound Interstate 5 overnight on weekends starting Saturday, March 7. These include the closure of Interstate 5 southbound lanes between 220th and 236th streets southwest…

Lynnwood residents invited to take transportation survey through March 27

The City of Lynnwood is inviting community members to share their thoughts about walking, bicycling and rolling in the city’s Community Survey by March 27. The survey will ask about: Transportation preferences Ideas for improving walking and bicycling The survey takes about 15 minutes and can be found bit.ly/LynnwoodAATP (If the link doesn’t work for you,…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday Sounders FC match

Sounders FC fans can take Sound Transit’s Sounder trains to the match on Sunday, March 1, at noon against the Chicago Fire FC. Special Sounder service is in addition to Link light rail, ST Express bus and King County Metro bus service to and from CenturyLink Field. An inbound Sounder train from Snohomish County will…

Swing shift to begin as soon as Feb. 24 at Lynnwood Transit Center staging yard

As early as Monday, Feb. 24, Sound Transits contractor will begin a swing shift at the Lynnwood Transit Center staging yard. The contractor has obtained a temporary noise variance to complete this work. The work is expected to last from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday-Friday, and continue until Friday, March 27. Work will consist of…

Light rail-related rolling slowdowns planned on Interstate 5 early Feb. 24

Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, Sound Transit will be conducting rolling slowdowns on northbound and southbound Interstate 5  so that crews can relocate utility lines. This work is part of Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension Project to construct the light rail guideway. The rolling slowdown will run from 1-3 a.m. Drivers should expect delays. Northbound, the…

Seattle Dragons game-day Sounder trains will run Saturday

XFL Seattle Dragons football fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s Sounder trains to the Dragons’ home opener Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Vipers. Special Sounder service is in addition to Link light rail, ST Express bus and King County Metro bus service to…