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December 26, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Sound Transit cancels Everett-Seattle train for Seahawks game

Update at 6:30 p.m.: Sound Transit has canceled its Sounder train service between Everett and Seattle’s King Street Station for Sunday’s Seahawks game. Sound Transit said it made the decision after monitoring Sunday’s rain forecast and current soil conditions. The limited availability of back-up charter bus service for Edmonds and Mukilteo passengers would have made game-day…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Everett, mudslides, Sound Transit

December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…


Comments | Topics: Amtrak, landslide, Sound Transit

November 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment next to the track’s single main line Freight trains are expected to resume operations later…


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September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Light-rail tunnel partnership sued by black laborers

  Eight laborers have signed onto a lawsuit filed against the companies that contracted to handle Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Tunnel project, saying they were given menial jobs and dismissed after less than a month because they are black. Traylor-Frontier-Kemper (TFK) won the $314 million contract to build a pair of 21-foot diameter transit tubes from Husky Stadium…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: class-action lawsuit, discrimination, laborers

September 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal deputy-involved shooting at Sodo Station

As is routine in such cases, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy at Sound Transit’s Link light rail Sodo station in June. Oscar Eduardo Perez-Giron, 23, was fatally shot after he wrestled with deputy Malcolm Elliott and then pulled a…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, Sound Transit

September 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Seahawks fans, concertgoers, commuters pack buses and trains

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m. | Waves of pedestrians flooded downtown shortly after 5 p.m. as Pharrell/Soundgarden concertgoers made their way to sports bars and toward home. Some joined commuters in a teeming Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, where light-rail riders waited for southbound trains and Metro riders jumped on northbound buses. Light-rail trains were taking on heavy loads but…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Metro Transit, Sound Transit

August 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Second bike-pedestrian bridge coming to Overlake

Redmond and Sound Transit announced they’ve figured out how to pay for another bike-pedestrian bridge over Highway 520, connecting residents and workers to the future Overlake Village light-rail station. It should reduce walking distances by as much as a mile, thus making rail transit more popular, said Mayor John Marchione. The $20 million project will be city-funded, but…


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July 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Sound Transit chooses old BNSF site for Bellevue maintenance yard

The Sound Transit Board today selected the site of the old BNSF rail yard in Bellevue — next to the planned Spring District development — as the preferred location for a new light-rail maintenance yard. A final decision is expected in late 2015, after environmental reviews of the site. Many in Bellevue have complained that placing a…


Comments | Topics: Bellevue, light rail, Sound Transit

June 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Sound Transit CEO recovering after brain surgery

Joni Earl, longtime CEO of Sound Transit, will be off the job for “a number of months” while she recovers from a brain injury, the agency announced today. The problem, described by Sound Transit as a “serious injury,” was diagnosed April 21, and Earl underwent surgery for blood-vessel leakage. She is recovering well, and has…


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June 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Constantine: Metro and Sound Transit must plan as one

Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit will write a report by September about how to integrate their service and reap an “efficiency dividend,” County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday. He is currently the chairman of Sound Transit’s governing board, “so I can credibly say it’s a good time to take the relationship to the…


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