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Swift Network expansion and 250 more jobs in Community Transit’s six-year plan

A third bus rapid transit line, the Swift Orange Line, is planned to connect with Link Light Rail at the Lynnwood Transit Center in 2023.

Community Transit’s Draft 2017-2022 Transit Development Plan (TDP) calls for hiring about 250 new employees by 2022 to help provide 38 percent more transit service for Snohomish County residents. 

A third bus rapid transit line, the Swift Orange Line, is planned to connect with Link Light Rail at the Lynnwood Transit Center in 2023.

Community Transit Board approves new bus service plan

The Community Transit Board of Directors today approved a plan to increase bus service by six percent this fall, including two routes that will serve the Boeing-Paine Field area from south Snohomish County.

The Community Transit Board of Directors approved a plan to increase bus service by six percent this fall, including two routes that will serve the Boeing-Paine Field area from south Snohomish County.

The plan will also improve transit connections throughout the county, add more weekday trips to Seattle and UW, and improve Sunday bus service with more frequent buses and later hours on some routes.

Community Transit Commuter who gave up car and lost 40 pounds honored at Choice Connections Awards

2016 Curb Champion of the Year Jessica Bentem with Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.

Awards given to SnoCo commuters, businesses that choose smart transportation options. The Community Transit event honors commuters and companies throughout Snohomish County and the city of Bothell that work to reduce traffic congestion and encourage transportation choices such as riding the bus, sharing a ride, bicycling or walking.

Community Transit proposes new bus service

New Boeing route, more Seattle trips and precursor to Swift Green Line will be proposed to Community Transit Board of Directors in 2017.

Community Transit proposed to add 21,000 service hours, or about six percent more bus service, in the next year.

The proposal would expand service in September 2017 and March 2018, bringing Snohomish County bus riders improved transit connections, a new route to the Paine Field manufacturing area, more weekday trips to Seattle and UW, and improved Sunday bus service with more frequent buses and later hours on some routes.

Mill Creek Community Association seeking members’ permission to sell Swift II bus rapid transit station easement to Community Transit

Community Transit's proposed rapid bus transit stations shown in blue. Image courtesy of Community Transit.

Community Transit needs right of way easements to build new bus rapid transit stations along the new Swift II route.

The proposed station at the intersection of Bothell-Everett Highway and Mill Creek Road requires elimination of the “free right turn” for cars turning north on Bothell-Everett Highway from Mill Creek Road.