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…

Community Transit proposes low-income bus fare

Community Transit is proposing to adopt a reduced bus fare category for eligible low-income residents. The new fare would be half the price of a regular adult fare and would go into effect on July 1. Details on income verification and eligibility are yet to be worked out. The public is invited to comment on…

Snow blankets Lynnwood, causes closures; schools also closed Tuesday

Updated at 8:30 p.m. Monday with additional details. City of Lynnwood residents woke up Monday to snow and ice covering much of the city. The Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College announced closures, and the school district said later Monday that classes would also be canceled Tuesday. Edmonds Community College said it is canceling all classes (including…

Expect traffic revisions this week for 36th Avenue West Improvements Project

City of Lynnwood staff said drivers should expect traffic revisions the week of Feb. 4 due to the 36th Avenue West Improvements Project. Temporary channelization on 36th Avenue West moved the north and southbound lanes to the west side of the road. In a press release, city officials advise drivers to follow traffic controls on…

As snow falls, bus commuters advised to be prepared for Monday service delays

South Snohomish County got a dusting of snow Sunday afternoon, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Monday morning. Community Transit advised bus riders to be prepared for possible service delays Monday due to snow and icy road conditions. The transit agency also advises riders to: Visit www.communitytransit.org and check out the Snow Service…

What’s next for Lynnwood Link? Sound Transit updates council on light rail schedule

Updating story with name of Lynnwood Link Light Rail Executive Director Rod Kempkes. From tree clearing to plans for a new parking garage, Sound Transit officials updated the Lynnwood City Council last week on next steps for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. Sound Transit Government Relations Manager Patrice Hardy said the goal is to…

Sound Transit announces Positive Train Control technology on commuter trains

Sound Transit reported Monday it has completed implementation and certification of Positive Train Control (PTC) on all Sounder commuter rail vehicles that run between Lakewood and Everett. Positive train control technology can control train movements under certain conditions, automatically applying brakes and avoiding collisions. “Safety is our most important priority at Sound Transit,” said CEO…

Snohomish County Airport Commission to meet Jan. 24 in Everett

The next meeting of the Snohomish County Airport Commission will be Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m.at the Skykomish Room, Robert J. Drewel Building on the County Campus – 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The commission serves as an advisory board to the county executive on the following matters at Paine Field Airport: Reviews and recommends updates…

WSDOT: Overnight work will reduce SR 524 to one lane

Contractor crews will reduce State Route 524 between Locust and Larch Ways to one lane overnight, Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Crews need to close one lane to install some long-awaited drainage that was weather-dependent. “Now that we have clear skies in the forecast, they’re going for it,” the WSDOT…

Look for Lynnwood light rail construction to begin in 2019

Now that the Federal Transit Administration has executed a $1.17 billion grant and $658 million loan for Lynnwood light rail, Sound Transit says that construction activity will ramp up in 2019. Those who live near the future light rail line — set to reach Lynnwood in 2024 — have seen some early demolition work, including…

Drive through downtown Seattle on Hwy 99? It’s closing Jan. 11

At 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, both directions of Highway 99 through downtown Seattle will close for three weeks so crews can realign the roadway into the new tunnel along the Seattle waterfront. If you drive through the area, time is running out to make plans to change your commute patterns during the month of…

Reminder: Christmas Day bus schedules for Community Transit, Sound Transit

If you are taking Community Transit or Sound Transit on Christmas, here’s the bus service schedule: Community Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas. There is no commuter service to downtown Seattle and the University District. Sound Transit Express service from Snohomish County: Route 512, will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Care phone…

Traveling via ferry or mountain pass for holidays? A few reminders from WSDOT

If your holiday travel includes driving your vehicle onto a ferry, bring your patience, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Hundreds of thousands of people will be dashing through Puget Sound on a crowded state ferry over the next several days, and people driving onto a vessel should plan for long wait times as…

Holiday service schedule for Community Transit

Community Transit will operate limited bus service on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The transit agency will operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Monday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Local bus service: Regular schedule. Commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District: Limited…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday, Dec. 2 Seahawks game

Seattle Seahawks fans can take the Sounder train to the Seahawks 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Dec. 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express and King County Metro service to and from CenturyLink Field. Inbound trains from Snohomish County will depart Edmonds at 10:46…

City: Crews to work next three Saturdays on 36th Avenue West corridor project

The City of Lynnwood says that crews will be working this Saturday, Dec. 1, plus the following two Saturdays — Dec. 8 and 15 — on the 36th Avenue West corridor improvement project. The one-mile-long project runs from Maple Road/179th Street Southwest to 165th Place Southwest. Planned improvements include additional road lanes in isolated locations, continuous…

Changes to Sound Transit train, bus schedules for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Sound Transit says that riders should expect service reductions for the holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains that will serve shoppers and commuters the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day service Sounder commuter rail will not operate. ST Express bus routes will operate on Sunday schedules. Link light rail will run on Sunday schedules. Day after…

Feds agree to $1.2 billion in funding for Sound Transit’s Lynnwood light-rail line

Sound Transit has secured a long sought-after agreement with the Trump administration for $1.2 billion in federal money for the planned 8.5-mile Northgate-to-Lynnwood light-rail line, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Monday. The agreement between Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) still must undergo a 30-day congressional review period, but it…

Community Transit on Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day; limited commuter service Nov. 23

Community Transit will operate limited bus service on Thanksgiving Day and the following day. Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) Local bus service: Sunday schedule. Commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District: No service. Sound Transit Express service from Snohomish County: Route 512, Sunday schedule. Customer service phone lines:Closed. RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center: Closed…

Reminder: Overnight work set for Filbert Road roundabouts Monday, Tuesday

Don’t be surprised if you come upon a flagger during late evening hours this week guiding traffic through one lane of SR 524 (Filbert Road) between Locust and Larch Ways. That’s the word ffrom the Washington State Department of Transportation, which says that contractor crews are doing some overnight work next week on the guardrail,…

Bus shoulder driving begins on I-5 in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace Nov. 12

Snohomish County transit riders heading south on I-5 will soon be able to navigate through the morning congestion more quickly, thanks to the newly completed transit-only shoulder lane. Starting Monday, Nov. 12, buses will be able to travel on the 1.5-mile stretch of the southbound I-5 inside shoulder lane between the Lynnwood Transit Center and…

Community Transit on regular schedule for Veterans Day weekend

Community Transit will maintain regular schedules for this Veterans Day weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 11, Community Transit will provide regular Sunday service, and will also provide regular service on Monday, Nov. 12. Refer to published schedules on the website for more information about your route.

Reminder: Public hearing Oct. 29 on Paine Field environmental assessment

Citizens can have their say at a public hearing Oct. 29 on the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest environmental assessment that commercial flights proposed by three airlines at Everett’s Paine Field would not have a significant impact on area traffic or noise. The Monday, Oct. 29 public information workshop/public hearing will be at the Lynnwood Convention…