Mountlake Terrace man honored as Million Mile Community Transit driver

A Mountlake Terrace man is one of two Community Transit drivers awarded the agency’s prestigious Million Mile Award this week for reaching safe driving milestones without a preventable accident. The drivers qualified for the distinction by meeting strict National Safety Council guidelines for driving. Joe Kellen reached a million miles of safe driving. To join…

Rolling slowdowns on I-5 for Sound Transit work Oct. 7-9

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 200th and 203rd Streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Oct. 7-9. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

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Community Transit seeks public comment on new six-year plan

Community Transit has released its draft 2019-2024 Transit Development Plan and is seeking public comment through Oct. 31. Priorities of the plan include access and connectivity to Sound Transit’s Link light rail, with a focus on expanded service. The six-year plan also calls for hiring about 160 new employees by 2024 to help provide 37…

Sound Transit awards MLT $500K for Veteran’s Memorial Park trail connector

Sound Transit’s Board of Directors voted Thursday to award $500,000 to the City of Mountlake Terrace for the Veteran’s Memorial Park Trail Light Rail Connector. Mountlake Terrace is one of 27 jurisdictions to receive funding for projects aimed at making it easier and more convenient to get to transit. The Mountlake Terrace light rail station, part of the Sound…

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center surface parking lot to close Oct. 19

The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center surface parking lot, which will serve as a staging area for Sound Transit light rail station construction, is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The parking garage at Mountlake Terrace Transit Center will remain open. Parking will be replaced by an interim park and ride lot, located…

Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 continue near Mountlake Terrace Sept. 21, 28

In order to establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor will be implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane, bus stop and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 220th Street Southwest to State Route 104 for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes…

Community Transit to increase Swift trips, add more Sunday bus service

Community Transit announced it will continue to add service this fall with additional Swift bus rapid transit trips early mornings and Saturdays, longer Sunday service hours, and better transit connections. These service changes take effect starting Sept. 22. Both the Swift Blue and Green lines will begin weekday service earlier, at 4:15 a.m., and will run…

Community Transit, Sound Transit schedules for Labor Day, Sept. 2

Community Transit and Sound Transit will operate on Sunday schedules on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. There won’t be any Community Transit commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District on Labor Day. While Sound Transit’s Sounder train won’t run on Labor Day, the ST Express, Link light rail and Tacoma Link will operate on a…

Light rail-related rolling slowdowns planned on I-5 Aug. 27-29

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 180th Street to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Aug. 27-29. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in…

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Travelers can consult WSDOT’s holiday-weekend traffic volume charts to help plan the best times to travel on key routes. If possible,…

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Travelers can consult WSDOT’s holiday-weekend traffic volume charts to help plan the best times to travel on key routes. If possible,…

Reminder: Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace this week

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor is implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead, leave…

Sound Transit plans nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor will be implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead,…

Rolling I-5 slowdowns expected mid-August for light rail work

Overhead power line work for Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension will cause rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5, impacting traffic overnight on Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-20 To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations…

Water main leak means closure of 228th Street SW in Brier week of Aug. 12

According to the City of Mountlake Terrace, 228th Street Southwest within the city limits of Brier will be fully closed from 34th to 35th Avenues West during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Aug. 12. The Alderwood Water District said the work is necessary to repair a water main leak. Depending on initial…

Reminder: Here’s your chance to comment on funding for MLT Veteran’s Park trail

Sound Transit has launched an online open house seeking public comments from riders and residents on a fund that could include one Mountlake Terrace project — the Veteran’s Memorial Park Trail Light Rail Connector. Sound Transit’s Board of Directors heard a presentation from staff July 25 regarding the System Access Fund 2019 Call for Projects….

Lynnwood Link-related electrical system work to affect overnight traffic on I-5 July 30-31

Seattle City Light crews plan to maintain the reliability of the electrical system by relocating existing overhead power lines on Interstate 5 near Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. To complete this work safely, crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of…

All military personnel to ride transit free during Seafair’s Fleet Week

Sound Transit will continue its annual Seafair tradition of honoring members of the military by providing free transit service now July 29 to Aug. 4. During Seafair Fleet Week, members and former members of the Armed Forces, including active duty, veterans and retirees, can ride free on Link light rail, Sounder commuter trains and Sound…

Reminder: State Transportation Commission looking for feedback on proposed ferry fare hikes

The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking for feedback on proposed fare increases for the next two years that will take effect in October. You can learn more about the fare changes and provide comments via the Transportation Commission’s online open house You can also submit feedback by emailing the transportation commission at transc@wstc.wa.gov. Please…

Roadwork, special events bringing weekend travel delays on Interstate 5

People traveling to or through Seattle need to plan for weekend travel delays due to construction and special events on Interstate 5. Beginning Friday night, July 12, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor and maintenance crews will continue work to preserve and inspect sections of the I-5 express lanes. The I-5 express lanes will close…

Public comments invited on state proposal to raise ferry fares

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferries fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its proposal to increase ferry fares over the next two years. The proposed increase must generate $407 million…

Sound Transit: No Sounder trains on July 4th holiday; buses and rail on Sunday schedule

Sound Transit said its Sounder trains will not operate this Thursday, July 4th holiday. ST Express and Link light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. More holiday schedule information can be found at soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Holiday-service. Schedules and transit center locations for the agency’s Sounder commuter rail service, ST Express buses and Link light rail can be…

Community Transit to run on Sunday service schedule July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, Community Transit will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Thursday, July 4. The following services will run on a Sunday schedule: – Local bus service, including Swift – DART paratransit – Sound Transit Route 512 There is no commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District July 4th. The…

ORCA LIFT low-income bus fare expands to Snohomish County July 1

Beginning July 1, Community Transit will offer a low-income fare for eligible riders who use an ORCA LIFT fare card. In Snohomish County, individuals can apply for the ORCA LIFT card at four Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) customer service offices; the reduced fare cannot be paid in cash. Community Transit and…

Construction update for Main Street Revitalization Project June 24-28

The following road closures will occur the week of June 24-28 related to the Main Street Revitalization Project construction work on 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West: Monday through Friday — 58th Avenue West will be closed to through traffic at 236th Street Southwest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detour routes will be…