Transportation

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman reads a newspaper article from the year 2000 about his long-running campaign for $30 car tabs as he waits to talk to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State Supreme Court nullifies Eyman’s $30 car-tab measure

Justices on Thursday unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

 

Work to reduce U.S. 2 to one lane at Pilchuck River

The overnight striping between the lanes is slated to begin Friday night and wrap Saturday morning.

 

A biker looks right and slowly proceeds through a stop sign at 16th Street and Colby Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Washington. As of Oct. 1, bike riders can treat stop signs like yield signs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State law lets stop signs become yield signs for bike riders

Keep your eyes peeled and let the cyclists go, drivers. But the new law doesn’t mean bikes can zip by.

 

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A toll? More lanes? Have your say on future U.S. 2 trestle

WSDOT wants to know what people think of the existing highway link and its eventual replacement.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Jordan Road to close Thursday from Arlington to Granite Falls

Work on a culvert will fully close the road for a day, with lane closures before and after.

County asks: What should housing look like near light rail?

Snohomish County wants public input on housing types in the areas around light rail stations.

Economic fallout from COVID-19 may delay Everett light rail

Sound Transit, facing reduced revenues, could revise the timeline for some transportation projects.

Upon further review, state puts I-5 on-ramp back on schedule

WSDOT says it crunched the numbers again: An interchange at Highway 529 and I-5 will be built as planned.

Planned new I-5 on-ramp could be on hold for lack of $7.2M

WSDOT says the cost of improvements at the interchange of I-5 and Highway 529 is higher than expected.

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

The stretch of U.S. 2 east of Index draws hundreds to the Skykomish River rapids.

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Lake Stevens and Marysville worked together on the traffic infrastructure because of nearby development.

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

The temporary retaining wall blocks will be replaced with different retaining wall blocks.

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

The city wants to encourage social distancing and active transportation. That means biking, walking.

Everett wants a look at I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options

The city approved a $2.3 million study of the busy interchange, with an eye on alleviating backups.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

Where will the West Alderwood light rail station be? It’s TBD

It will be west of Alderwood mall, but Link to Everett is years away, so the exact site isn’t settled.

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Millions in federal CARES Act funding is marked for Community and Everett transit agencies.

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