Transportation

Eric Wilkinson, a Community Transit driver of 17 years, departs from Seaway Transit Center in an empty 280 bus Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Wilkinson said he usually has about 5 passengers from Boeing on the bus to Granite Falls, but had none Friday because Boeing was closed for the holiday weekend. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Driver shortage prompts Community Transit’s trip cut proposal

Reducing service, by 78 trips total on 9 routes, could make for more reliable arrivals and departures in March.

 

Bird scooters lined up along the intersection of Colby Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bird scooters removed from Everett bridge overhang

A prankster, or pranksters, lugged the electrified rides to an area not meant for the public on the Grand Avenue Park Bridge.

 

Vehicles are parked in front boutique-style businesses on the brick road portion of 270th Street on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Historic West Downtown in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood voters embrace sales tax to pay for street work

Nearly two-thirds of voters backed a measure to keep the two-tenths of a percent sales tax for maintaining streets, sidewalks and more.

 

A ferryboat. (Washington State Ferries)

Turkey travel is for the birds

Leave extra early or late if you can, pack the winter essentials and prepare for traffic whether driving, flying or sailing.

A ferryboat. (Washington State Ferries)
A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at 30th Street NE along 113th Avenue NE near Lake Stevens High School on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State won’t keep federal money from Lake Stevens for ADA issues

In September the state told the city it wasn’t complying with federal law. Upon review, the state is easing its stance.

A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at 30th Street NE along 113th Avenue NE near Lake Stevens High School on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Vicki Clarke, left to right, Brock Howell, Megan Dunn, Liz Vogeli and George Hurst listen while Ed Engel speaks during a press conference for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Advocates call for safer roads, sidewalks across Snohomish County

Several people marked World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims at one of the most dangerous roads in the county.

Vicki Clarke, left to right, Brock Howell, Megan Dunn, Liz Vogeli and George Hurst listen while Ed Engel speaks during a press conference for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars drive along 76th Avenue West in front of Edmonds-Woodway High School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds eyes speed cameras near three schools

Roads near Edmonds-Woodway High, Chase Lake Elementary and Westgate Elementary could get automated enforcement.

Cars drive along 76th Avenue West in front of Edmonds-Woodway High School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars park along Madison Street on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Madison Street project in Everett will include bike lanes

Project is scheduled for next summer, and includes removal of center turn lane.

Cars park along Madison Street on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood

Divided council leaves Lynnwood vehicle license fee in place

Mayor Christine Frizzell vetoed a council measure to ditch the fee. An attempt to override her action came up short.

Lynnwood
A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at 30th Street NE along 113th Avenue NE near Lake Stevens High School on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State warns ADA issues could keep federal money from Lake Stevens

City leaders wondered why the state is not including other cities with similar noncompliance issues.

A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at 30th Street NE along 113th Avenue NE near Lake Stevens High School on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Light rail construction is seen just beyond a vacant property on Alderwood Mall Property on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Light rail deal could push proposed Lynnwood apartment north

Sound Transit is considering moving part of Alderwood Mall Boulevard a little to make room for the elevated track.

Light rail construction is seen just beyond a vacant property on Alderwood Mall Property on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Officials gather outside two of Everett’s electric buses to discuss the new BattGenie system on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Everett Transit bus yard in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Earlier, later service proposed for Everett Transit in March

A bridge replacement will force a major change for the Mukilteo ferry route. Others shifts focus on transfers and access.

Officials gather outside two of Everett’s electric buses to discuss the new BattGenie system on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Everett Transit bus yard in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood mayor vetoes council’s scrapping of car tab fees

The council needs five votes to override the veto. At last week’s meeting, the council only had four votes for the ordinance.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Drivers will need to use a detour to reach Highway 104 from Interstate 5 overnight on weekdays from Monday through Nov. 11. (Sound Transit)

Light rail work to close I-5 ramps to Highway 104 overnight

The ramps in Mountlake Terrace will be closed 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays from Monday to Nov. 11.

Drivers will need to use a detour to reach Highway 104 from Interstate 5 overnight on weekdays from Monday through Nov. 11. (Sound Transit)
Doug Wennerberg boards the ParaTranist bus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

What Snohomish County officials learned from not driving

Several city, county and state lawmakers and transit officials participated in the Week Without Driving challenge.

Doug Wennerberg boards the ParaTranist bus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood council again scraps $40 car tab fees

The city council voted 4-2 to lower its vehicle registration fee to $0. But the mayor could veto it.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Street Smarts reporter Ben Watanabe steps into the new Zip Alderwood Shuttle on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Zip trip made Alderwood travel convenient, quick

Instead of figuring out a bus route and schedule, Zip lets riders go door-to-door in the Lynnwood entertainment hub.

Street Smarts reporter Ben Watanabe steps into the new Zip Alderwood Shuttle on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and other city council members take the inaugural ride in the Zip Alderwood Shuttle at the launch event on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

$2.50 on-demand transit launches in Lynnwood’s Alderwood area

Kids ride free. Community Transit’s new ride-hailing service, Zip, is available from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and other city council members take the inaugural ride in the Zip Alderwood Shuttle at the launch event on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction continues for the Orange Line at McCollum Park and Ride on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Eye-catching work at McCollum Park is for Swift Orange buses

Readers wondered about the park and ride near Everett after seeing parking spaces broken up and trees cut down.

Construction continues for the Orange Line at McCollum Park and Ride on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dan Bates / The Herald
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.

I-5 lane reductions through Everett set for weekends this month

Crews are set to replace dozens of decades-old concrete panels between Highway 526 and Everett Avenue.

Dan Bates / The Herald
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.