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Last updated 5/5/2022 at 9:13am

Brian Soergel

Peak season surcharge now in effect for vehicles on ferries

The peak season surcharge for Washington State Ferries goes into effect for vehicle-and-driver fares.

This change does not affect passenger fares and multiride products. The surcharge lasts through Sept. 30.

PUD offices reopen to the public

Snohomish County PUD recently reopened its electric building headquarters in downtown Everett and three community offices to the public.

The PUD's electric building office is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The PUD's Lynnwood, Arlington, and Monroe community offices are open the same hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

PUD customers can make a payment and conduct other in-person business.

PUD customers are encouraged to continue to use personalized online tools like MySnoPUD to make payments and check their energy usage, or call its customer service at 425-783-1000 to speak with a customer service representative between 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Snohomish PUD Receives Tree Line USA Award

The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Snohomish County PUD with its annual Tree Line USA award, recognizing the utility's commitment to proper tree pruning, planting, and care across its 2,200-square-mile service territory. This is the 19th award for the PUD.

The award was presented to the PUD during a celebration of Washington State Arbor Day at Wiggums Hollow Park in April. PUD Commissioner Rebecca Wolfe and Everett City Councilmembers Paula Rhyne and Liz Vogelli were joined at the event by students from Hawthorne Elementary.

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Seven maples and a cedar tree were planted at the celebration.

"This award reflects our commitment to being an industry leader in environmental stewardship," said Guy Payne, PUD assistant general manager of distribution and engineering services.

"Our vegetation management team prides itself on delivering proper tree care, sponsoring tree planting, public education, maintaining a tree-based energy conservation program, and proudly supporting Arbor Day efforts in our local communities."

Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. The annual award recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America's urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

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Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on agency oversight panel

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from the Snohomish County, Pierce County, North King County, East King County, and South King County subareas to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public.

It was created in 1997 to independently monitor Sound Transit and make sure it meets its commitments to build and operate a regional bus, light rail, and commuter rail transit system. Its 15 members represent a variety of interests, professional expertise, and lived experience.

While the panel members were previously required to attend two meetings per month during business hours at Union Station in Seattle, meetings will now be held once a month in the evenings with an option to join virtually.

Individuals who have skill, experience or insights into any of the following areas and

Submit an application online – http://www.bit.ly/3KBHEzJ – or mail/email a completed application and a resume to Kent Keel, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 South Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104-2826; or [email protected]


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