Transportation

Drivers navigate through traffic at the intersection of Highway 9 and SR-204 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Weekend closures ahead for Lake Stevens roundabout construction

The first of three intersection closures is set for North Davies Road and Vernon Road next month.

 

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West Seattle Bridge reopened Saturday night

After 908 days without a high-rise bridge, the drivers and passengers of West Seattle regained seven road lanes.

 

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Yellow arrow left turns scrapped at Dumas Road in Mill Creek

Collision data showed drivers weren’t yielding to oncoming traffic, so the state changed the highway intersection signal.

 

Traffic heads north and south along Highway 99 between 168th Street SW and Airplane Road on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State seeks safety ideas on Highway 99 between Everett, Lynnwood

Bike lanes, complete sidewalks and lower speeds are some ideas for the 3½-mile stretch between the cities.

Traffic heads north and south along Highway 99 between 168th Street SW and Airplane Road on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community Transit's first on-demand service is set to launch Oct. 20 with the Lynnwood pilot project. Its area includes Alderwood mall and goes north to 164th Street SW and south to 204th Street SW. Fares cost $2.50. (Community Transit)

Community Transit’s on-demand rides in Lynnwood start Oct. 20

The service, called Zip, will run for one year in an area near Alderwood mall. Fares cost the same as a bus ride.

Community Transit's first on-demand service is set to launch Oct. 20 with the Lynnwood pilot project. Its area includes Alderwood mall and goes north to 164th Street SW and south to 204th Street SW. Fares cost $2.50. (Community Transit)
Devin Ryan, left to right, talks with Donald Whitley and Drew Yager before a test ride at Bicycle Centres Wednesday in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New hands take the handlebars for Bicycle Centres

Longtime employees Devin Ryan, Aron Chaudiere and Ryan Brown bought the business that’s been around since 1976.

Devin Ryan, left to right, talks with Donald Whitley and Drew Yager before a test ride at Bicycle Centres Wednesday in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Doug Wennerberg boards the ParaTranist bus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Week Without Driving challenges officials to learn transportation gaps

People with disabilities are asking city and county leaders to rely on their bodies, rides and transit for seven days.

Doug Wennerberg boards the ParaTranist bus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People board a Community Transit bus bound for Smokey Point Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022, at Everett Station in Everett, Washington. Thursday marked the first day people 18 and under can ride Community Transit routes for free. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Just get on the bus’: Kids can ride for free now in Snohomish County

Community Transit leaders expect young ridership to grow as schools distribute ORCA cards in fall.

People board a Community Transit bus bound for Smokey Point Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022, at Everett Station in Everett, Washington. Thursday marked the first day people 18 and under can ride Community Transit routes for free. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Amtrak restarting service from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.

Service will resume on Sept. 26. One roundtrip will be offered daily, with a second added later.

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Crews painted lane and median stripes this summer on a stretch of Highway 99 between Everett and Lynnwood, but in some places the median was the wrong color, like the yellow seen here. Eventually it was repainted the correct white. (Erik Robins)

Wrong median paint color had to be redone on Highway 99

An old yellow was used in some spots between Everett and Lynnwood until the standard white paint was applied.

Crews painted lane and median stripes this summer on a stretch of Highway 99 between Everett and Lynnwood, but in some places the median was the wrong color, like the yellow seen here. Eventually it was repainted the correct white. (Erik Robins)
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Washington to follow California in phasing out gas vehicles

The specific regulations are yet to be created and the public will have the chance to weigh in.

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Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Washington ferries seeing increased delays

An analysis shows ferries are running behind schedule this year more than they have in the past decade.

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood light rail service start delayed 4 to 6 months

Sound Transit projects initially set to begin operating next year and in 2024 are facing months-long delays.

Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community Transit’s Vanpool service provides groups of three or more with a van they can use to commute together, with a low monthly fare covering all vehicle-related expenses, including a comfortable and clean van, gas, insurance, maintenance, and an alternate ride home in an emergency.

For some, saving money at the gas pump means sharing the ride to work

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Community Transit’s Vanpool service provides groups of three or more with a van they can use to commute together, with a low monthly fare covering all vehicle-related expenses, including a comfortable and clean van, gas, insurance, maintenance, and an alternate ride home in an emergency.
A car drives along Dakota Way on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett man asks city to curb fast, loud cars on 25 mph road

Luis Burbano wants infrastructure changes to reduce the frequency of window-rattling engines that rumble by his home.

A car drives along Dakota Way on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community Transit's Lynnwood microtransit pilot project is set to launch this fall with a service area around the Alderwood mall. (Community Transit)

Lynnwood’s microtransit test begins this fall, others possible

Community Transit could launch other on-demand services in Arlington, Darrington and Lake Stevens.

Community Transit's Lynnwood microtransit pilot project is set to launch this fall with a service area around the Alderwood mall. (Community Transit)
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West Seattle Bridge to reopen after yearslong closure

The bridge will open Sunday, Sept. 18., providing weary West Seattle travelers with a beacon of hope.

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Cars wait to turn onto Highway 9 from Bickford Avenue on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Highway 9 stretch closing for roundabout work next week

Drivers will need to use detours as the closure affects the stretch between Second and 30th streets in Snohomish.

Cars wait to turn onto Highway 9 from Bickford Avenue on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A concept drawing shows the future multi-use path along U.S. 2 between 179th Avenue Southeast and the North Kelsey Street shopping area. (City of Monroe)

Monroe to start building walking, biking path along U.S. 2

The long-awaited project will give pedestrians and cyclists a safe route to the North Kelsey Street shopping area.

A concept drawing shows the future multi-use path along U.S. 2 between 179th Avenue Southeast and the North Kelsey Street shopping area. (City of Monroe)
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Washington ferries to get $38 million to improve services

The money from the Federal Highway Administration will be used to improve the ferry service.

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