From a September 30, 2021, Community Transit press release.
On Wednesday, September 29th, the first day of school at the University of Washington, there were twice as many riders taking the bus from Snohomish County as there were the day before.
Next week, those riders will be making a new bus-to-light rail connection after the Northgate Link extension opens this weekend.
Community Transit staff is continuing to meet with riders at transit centers to answer questions on how to make the bus-to-light rail connection, and welcoming riders back to transit after a year of virtual education.
Community Transit staff will be at Mountlake Terrace Transit Center (on 236th St. SW) and McCollum Park Park & Ride to answer rider questions on Friday October 1st; Monday, October 4th; and Tuesday, October 5th.
More trip planning tools and information available at communitytransit.org/newservice.
Starting Monday, October 4th, Community Transit will redirect its 800-series bus routes to connect to the 1 Line (Link) at Northgate Station instead of going to the U District and University of Washington.
Riders will complete their trips on light rail, which will depart Northgate every eight minutes during peak times.
Light rail travel time from Northgate to the U District is expected to take six minutes.
Community Transit bus ridership to University of Washington. Image courtesy of Community Transit.