Transportation

Proposed high-speed rail not pie-in-the-sky idea, says WSDOT

A study says the network from Portland to Vancouver could cost up to $42 billion — and serve Everett.

 

One possible vision of the future Mariner light rail station area. (Snohomish County)

County sees a dense, tall future near light rail stations

Buildings 10 stories or higher could tower over stops off I-5 at Ash Way and Mariner park and rides.

 

New Sound Transit railcars will eventually serve Lynnwood

They will be phased in between now and 2024 as Link service greatly expands north, east and south.

 

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

It’ll help pay for a new hybrid-electric ferry and converting 2 vessels to run on electricity and fuel.

As feared, Sound Transit to consider pricey Seattle tunnels

Snohomish County officials worry the underground segments could slow light rail’s arrival in Everett.

Could Seattle light rail tunnels delay the Link to Everett?

Snohomish County leaders aren’t sold on plans to study underground routes to West Seattle and Ballard.

Marysville leaders updated on historic I-5 interchange

The project aims to save time for commuters heading to and through Marysville.

It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Distracted driving: ‘People are just sneakier about it’

It is the cause of 30 percent of all traffic deaths across the state, and the numbers keep rising.

It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

The state is getting close to expand tolling

If lawmakers toll all of 405 and Highway 167, it may mean money to unclog the interstate in Bothell.

Future of island’s ferry service

Meeting on ferries set for May 1 in Coupeville

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Paine Field lands a 3rd airline, but this one flies Cessnas

San Juan Airlines begins scheduled passenger service from Everett to Friday Harbor on May 1.

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Three US 2 repaving projects could bring lengthy delays

Summer brings the season of repaving and repairing. Here’s a list of WSDOT work for Snohomish County.

How tolerable is the transfer between Community Transit’s Swift Green and Blue lines? Not too bad for this rider. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Calculating the commute: Getting to Paine Field by bus

From The Daily Herald’s office in Everett it took me 45 minutes using Community Transit’s Swift lines.

How tolerable is the transfer between Community Transit’s Swift Green and Blue lines? Not too bad for this rider. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Proposed toll lanes are creating headaches for lawmakers

They want to toll 405 south of Bellevue and Highway 167 but can’t agree on use of the future dollars.

Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020

The Whidbey Island ride might be short, but it’s the busiest for traffic — 2.3 million vehicles per year.

Dummies used by carpool violators could lead to a $200 fine

Lawmakers want to target serial offenders with a new penalty and much higher fines for tickets.

A Lynnwood traffic-enforcement camera. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Lynnwood renews red-light-camera contract for five years

And a new traffic light near the Boeing plant prompts questions.

A Lynnwood traffic-enforcement camera. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is preparing to start charging for parking at both campuses in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Paid parking coming to Providence medical’s Everett campuses

The hospital is planning a maximum day rate of $4 for patients and visitors. Employees aren’t pleased.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is preparing to start charging for parking at both campuses in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett and Boeing agree on a new way to measure traffic

Data will be used to propose a new system for determining whether and when the company should pay.

Passengers catch an Uber after arriving at Paine Field Friday. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Passengers catch an Uber after arriving at Paine Field Friday. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)