Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times

Mike Lindblom

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Seattle will give free transit cards to all public housing residents

An estimated 10,000 people will receive zero-fare ORCA cards at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $2.2 million per year, according to the city of Seattle. → Read More

Northbound I-5 down to one lane during Everett repairs this weekend

Concrete paving crews will finish the pavement replacement project in Everett they started last fall. → Read More

How unfinished road work led to sudden I-5 mess in Everett

Concrete suddenly buckled near Marine View Drive, where the state is gearing up for major rebuilds. → Read More

Riders walk out of stuck light-rail train in downtown Seattle tunnel

The passenger evacuation in downtown Seattle was simpler than the Apple Cup stall in 2021. → Read More

Man killed in New Year’s crash on I-5 in Tukwila

A man who exited a crashed car was hit by passing traffic and died early New Year's Day, state troopers said. → Read More

Orange barriers are the new Black Friday accessory at Westlake Park

Seattle has acquired portable barriers to keep cars out of sidewalks and from hitting pedestrians. → Read More

Expect freeway congestion in Everett this weekend

Similar roadwork in Everett has produced congestion as far as 5 miles back. → Read More

Construction closes lanes midweek in Seattle, affects 520 bridge, light rail, I-5 this weekend

Highway 520 across Lake Washington will close while I-5 in Everett shrinks this weekend during road construction. → Read More

Hazardous smoke to remain a threat for Western Washington

A red flag warning, indicating a high risk of wildfire spread, remains in effect until Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Woman killed by Seattle light-rail train stumbled and fell, police say

Police believe the woman who died at the Mount Baker Station wound up in a train's path by an accidental fall. The incident is not being investigated as a homicide. → Read More

Captain of wrecked WA ferry resigns

The boat crashed near West Seattle last week after approaching the dock at high speeds. The Coast Guard is investigating. → Read More

What to know about I-5 closures in Seattle this weekend

This time, both directions of I-5 will shrink for weekend construction in downtown Seattle and the Sodo neighborhood. → Read More

FAQ: What you need to do now to keep your ORCA card working

More than 175,000 Seattle-area transit customers must go to the new myorca.com website, or use other payment methods, to keep their farecards working properly. → Read More

What you need to know about changes coming to the ORCA fare card system

"New ORCA" begins May 16, with a new website where many riders will need to create new transit payment accounts. → Read More

Light-rail service resumes at Stadium Station after nearby police response

1 Line service has resumed normal operation at all stations with service delays after an emergency response, according to Sound Transit. → Read More

North Seattle light-rail stations reopen after safety system malfunction

Light-rail service is fully restored in North Seattle after a glitch in the light-rail tunnel's fire safety systems cause a six-hour closure of three stations. → Read More

Tukwila’s damaged steel bridge will reopen with just one lane

The lane reduction, which normally serves 3,000 daily truck trips a day, is expected to last until 2025. → Read More

Busted expansion joint snarls I-5 traffic for miles through Seattle

Lanes are reopen after crews fixed a steel join cover that broke loose and extended above the roadway on southbound I-5 near Georgetown, according to WSDOT. → Read More

Rolling in the deep: Sound Transit’s downtown Seattle tunnel would bring riders 145 feet below the street

After two years at the drawing board, Sound Transit designers devised downtown Seattle stops as deep as 145 feet, virtually unreachable by stairs. Such a plan is exorbitantly expensive but politically easier than fighting for cheaper, shallow routes. → Read More

Police report several weekend shootings across Seattle; 2 dead

In one case, a man was hit by a stray bullet downtown. The other incidents involved fights, two of them near clubs, with one man suffering life-threatening injuries. → Read More