Jun 13, 2013
On Saturday, June 15, State Ave., will be closed from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. due to Strawberry Festival parades and events. Route 222 will be re-routed during this timeframe. Plea...
Jun 13, 2013
Routes 201/202 will be re-routed to Cedar Ave. from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. as State Ave. will be closed for Strawberry Festival parades and events. Please board buses at the f...
Jun 12, 2013
WSDOT is making major improvements to the bus stop at eastbound 236th St SW at I-5 in Mountlake Terrace. This repair work will close this stop for one month starting Wednesday, ...
Apr 25, 2013
As of Friday, April 26, 2013, Stop #1518 at southbound Hwy 99 & Gibson Rd. will be permanently relocated due to a WSDOT construction project that begins Monday, April 29. ...
Apr 8, 2013
The baseball season has arrived! When the Seattle Mariners play weekday home games at Safeco Field, buses into and out of Seattle are often delayed. The delays may get worse...
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Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit is seeking public comment on proposed route changes that would take effect in February 2013. The changes are a continuation of service adjustments following a complete bus network restructuring that took place in February 2012.
In addition to several route changes, the agency will add 30 commuter trips between south Snohomish County and downtown Seattle and the UW. These changes are funded by a federal grant and state matching money, at no extra cost to the transit agency.
The proposed route changes that would take effect in February 2013 are:
Route 112 (Ash Way Park & Ride – Mountlake Terrace Transit Center)
Route 112 buses would be routed to serve the Lynnwood Transit Center to improve connections with other buses.
Route 417 (Mukilteo – Downtown Seattle)
Route 417 buses would no longer travel on 44th Avenue W, north of 196th Street in Lynnwood. Instead, buses are proposed to travel on Highway 525 from Mukilteo to I-5, then exit at 196th Street before serving the Lynnwood Transit Center. Northbound routing would be the reverse. This proposed change would provide a peak-hour connection with Route 196.
Route 885 (Lynnwood – UW)
Route 885 trips are proposed to be eliminated and replaced with trips on Route 880. The two routes currently serve much of same corridor at different times, except that Route 880 does not serve the Lynnwood Transit Center. Riders wishing to travel between UW and the Lynnwood Transit Center could take Routes 810, 821 or 855.
Additional Commuter Trips
Community Transit has received federal grant funding to operate 30 additonal commuter trips between south Snohomish County and downtown Seattle and UW. These trips will be distributed among several routes where there is currently the highest demand. A final schedule will not be ready until early 2013, but the agency expects to add trips to Routes 402, 410, 412, 413, 415, 416, 417, 810, 855 and 860.
Funding for these additional trips comes from a new state transit fund and a Federal Transit Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant to alleviate congestion on I-5 during peak hours. The trips will be distributed among the morning and afternoon peak times based on passenger demand. Community Transit had not planned to add service due to budget constraints, but these funding sources allow the agency to operate these trips at no extra cost.
Public comment on these proposed service changes is being taken now through Sept. 7, 2012. The Community Transit Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Community Transit Board Room, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett (accessible by Everett Transit Route 8).
Comments can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Community Transit, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203. People can also call (425) 353-7433 (RIDE).
Community Transit is responsible for providing transportation options for Snohomish County residents, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options. Call Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org. You can also read our blog at www.communitytransit.blogspot.com, visit our Facebook page or see us on YouTube. Support local businesses and Community Transit when you Buy Local for Transit; read more at www.communitytransit.org/buylocal.