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…

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…