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Service Expansion 2016-17

September 2016/March 2017 Service Expansion

Thanks to local support, Community Transit is expanding bus service!

While a modest service increase went into effect in March, a substantial expansion will take place over the next year.

Service Expansion Plans for September 2016 and March 2017 include:

  • Two new routes
  • Two revised routes
  • New trips that will both increase the frequency of buses and expand operating hours on some routes.

New revenue from the passage of the Proposition 1 ballot measure will make its way to Community Transit later this year, so this first year of expansion will focus on new service that can be added with the current bus fleet and the addition of some new drivers.

Over the next couple of years, as new buses are delivered and more drivers are hired, there will be more service expansion, including a second Swift bus rapid transit line.

The following new service is for the September 2016/March 2017 time frame.

New Routes (September 2016)

Route 109

Map showing new Route 109A new route will operate between the Ash Way Park & Ride in south Snohomish County and the Lake Stevens Transit Center. This route will provide 30-minute service in the weekday AM and PM peak, and hourly service the rest of the day and on weekends.

Route 109 will travel north on Ash Way from the Ash Way Park & Ride to the Mariner Park & Ride. It will travel east on 128th/132nd past the McCollum Park Park & Ride and along Cathcart Way to Highway 9. The route will go north on Highway 9 to serve Snohomish and the Lake Stevens Transit Center.

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Route 209

Map showing new Route 209This new route will operate between the Lake Stevens Transit Center and Quil Ceda Village. It will provide 30-minute service in the weekday AM and PM peak, and hourly service the rest of the day and on weekends. Route 209 will start at the Lake Stevens Transit Center, travel north on Highway 9 and turn west on 64th Street in Marysville. The route continues west on 4th Street across I-5, then north on 27th Avenue to Quil Ceda Village, ending near the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Together, Routes 109 & 209 provide all-day service and connections along Highway 9 in east Snohomish County. Among the new destinations served by these routes are Archbishop Murphy and Glacier Peak high schools and the new Marysville Walmart on Highway 9.

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Route 109 and 209 Maps Combined

Combined Maps Showing New Routes 109 and 209

Revised Routes (September 2016)

Route 222 

Map of Revised Route 222 anticipated for September 2016With the new Route 209 coming online, Route 222 service in Marysville will be revised.

Route 222 will retain its current routing in Quil Ceda Village and on the
Tulalip Reservation.

From Quil Ceda Village, the route will travel east on 88th Street and Ingraham Blvd., turning south on 83rd Avenue by Marysville Getchell High School. The route will turn west on 64th Street, then north on 67th Avenue and west on Grove Street, passing the Marysville Library. The route would continue west to State Avenue.

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Route 417

Route 417 will no longer stop at the Lynnwood Transit Center, shortening the trip from Mukilteo to downtown Seattle.

 

Added Trips (September 2016)

Commuter service:
  • Routes 402, 412, 415, 860 and 871 will get additional trips on commuter service to Seattle and the University of Washington.
  • Commuter routes will see trip time adjustments to meet changing traffic conditions and provide more schedule reliability.

Added Trips (March 2017)

Local service:
  • Swift and Routes 101, 113, 115, 201, 202 and 222 will get additional trips earlier in the morning or later in the evening to expand service hours.
     
  • Routes 119 and 120 will get additional trips in the midday to provide better weekday frequency.
     
  • Local routes will see trip time adjustments to meet changing traffic conditions and provide more schedule reliability.

 

DART Paratransit

The expanded service detailed above adds new service areas and new hours for Dial-a-Ride (DART) paratransit service along some routes. To determine eligibility for DART paratransit service, call (425) 347-5912 or visit www.dialaride.org.

Map of DART Paratransit Service showing Added Trips