Sounder train running to Sounders FC game Saturday

Sounders FC fans can take a Sounder train to the noon game on Saturday, June 25 against Sporting Kansas City. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field. On Saturday, the inbound N Line train will depart Everett station at…

Sounder trains running for Sounders FC and Mariners games this weekend

Sounders FC and Mariners fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s Sounder trains to the Sounders FC noon game on Saturday, June 18 against Los Angeles FC. Mariners fans can celebrate Father’s Day by taking Sounder to the 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, June 19 against the Los Angeles Angles….

Community Transit board approves plan to engage communities on service impacts

  The Community Transit Board of Directors has approved a three-year plan that addresses how the agency engages minority and low-income populations. Community Transit provides bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. According to a Community Transit news release, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that,…

Sounder Mariners game-day trains running June 12

Seattle Mariners fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Mariners 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, June 12 against the Boston Red Sox. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from T-Mobile Park….

Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Public invited to review updates to the draft Paine Field Master Plan

Airport planners have completed draft concepts and alternatives for the Paine Field Airport Master Plan. Snohomish County invites the public to visit an online open house from June 1 to 30, to get an update on what the team has been working on, to learn more about the master plan, and leave comments or questions. The…

Washington traffic deaths reach 20-year high

Washington road deaths reached a 20-year high in 2021, with 663 fatalities. That’s according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Preliminary data for 2022 indicate the trend in fatalities continues to increase, with more traffic deaths in the first quarter compared with the same timeframe last year. To reverse…

Westbound right lane closure of 236th St SW for light rail work starts May 30

Starting Monday, May 30, Sound Transit’s contractor will work at 236th Street Southwest westbound between the on-ramp to I-5 southbound and 59th Place West to install a retaining wall and relocate utilities. This work will require the closure of the westbound right lane for 14 weeks, through Sept. 2. Access to the pedestrian walkway and ADA ramps…

Community Transit, Sound Transit on Sunday schedules for Memorial Day

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. There will be no bus service to downtown Seattle. Sound Transit route 512 will be the only bus going to Northgate. The Sound Transit Sounder train won’t operate on Monday….

Sounder train running for Seattle Mariners game May 29

Sound Transit will be running its game day train to the Seattle Mariners’ 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, May 29 against the Houston Astros. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from T-Mobile Park. Inbound train from Snohomish County will depart Everett at…

U.S. Rep. Larsen hikes and bikes during local tours highlighting connectivity

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen walked the trails at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday while touring the planned transit connection project to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. In preparation for Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link light rail extension that is scheduled to begin service in 2024, the City of Mountlake Terrace plans to build a pedestrian plaza…

I-5 northbound lanes to be closed overnight for light rail work May 20-23

Starting as early as Friday, May 20 through Monday, May 23, the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed overnight between 220th and 236th Streets Southwest for Sound Transit work on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. The work will run from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and traffic will be detoured so crews…

Transportation Commission this week to discuss free ferry travel for kids

The Washington State Transportation Commission will begin work to implement free Washington State Ferries passage for people 18 and younger as well as a fall reduction of Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates during its May meetings. Both of these measures were passed by the state Legislature earlier this year and the commission will now begin…

WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20

After more than two years, volunteer groups across the state can once again participate in the state’s free coffee program at selected safety rest areas, providing coffee to the traveling public. The free coffee program promotes safe highways by providing coffee to reduce drowsy driving. Volunteer non-profit groups dispense the free coffee at 34 designated…

Transit agencies to launch new ORCA system May 16; no fares collected May 14-15

Starting Monday, May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Over the coming months, new ORCA card readers and vending machines will be installed at transit locations throughout the region. All current…

I-5, SR 104 ramps and lanes to close overnight for light rail work this weekend

Several overnight lane and ramp closures are planned on SR 104 and I-5 this weekend as Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for the following closures: Friday, May 13 through the morning of Saturday, May 14: All lanes of southbound I-5 between 220th…

Happening nearby: Free bike repair clinic Tuesday at Everett library

The Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, in partnership with Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, is hosting a monthly series of free bike repair clinics beginning Tuesday, May 10 from  3-6 p.m. Volunteer mechanics from Sharing Wheels will be on site to repair bikes or help participants do their own basic maintenance. Using the bike shop’s…

You can take Sounder train to May 8 Seattle Mariners game

Planning to attend the Seattle Mariners 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays this Sunday, May 8? Sound Transit’s Sounder train offers a convenient way to travel there, via the Edmonds Sounder station. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from…

New ORCA card system for transit riders begins May 16

Starting May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Customers will also begin to see new card readers and vending machines as technology is updated and rolled out at transit locations throughout…

Community Transit virtual job fair set for May 3

Community Transit is hosting two virtual job fairs Tuesday, May 3 — one during the day and one in the evening. Participants can talk to a Community Transit hiring manager and employees in the jobs they are seeking. Community Transit is hiring drivers, mechanics, planning, marketing and IT personnel, as well as other positions. Community…