Changes to Bus Service Start March 30


Starting on March 30, 2024, Community Transit is making changes to bus service. Riders will have:

  • More travel options in Snohomish County.
  • Better transit connections across the region.
  • More bus service, running more often in your area.

Learn more about how these changes might affect you below. You can preview all schedules here. Then, use Plan My Trip* to determine the best options for your bus trip.

What's changing?

On March 30, 2024, riders will experience major changes to bus service. These changes include:

  • New local bus routes 102, 114, 166 create a more seamless way to get around the community.
  • New Swift Orange Line bus rapid transit route (BRT). It will provide east-west travel between Mill Creek and Lynnwood. Key destinations include McCollum Park, 164th St. SW, Alderwood Mall, and Edmonds College.
  • Routes 115, 116, and 196 are being replaced by new routes.
  • Routes 120 and 202 have changes to some stops.
  • Minor changes to schedules on most routes, including ST Express Routes 510, 512, 513, 532, and 535. These changes make your bus service more reliable and help you make connections. Riders will need to check their new bus schedules.
  • ST Express Route 535 will now be departing Lynnwood Transit Center at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Read more and view the maps and videos to help you determine the best route options for you. In general:

If you ride this route nowYou'll ride one or more of these routes starting March 30
115Swift Orange Line, 114, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
116Swift Orange Line, 102, 114, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
196Swift Orange Line, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
120 (between Lynnwood Transit Center and Edmonds College)Swift Orange Line, 114
202 (between 152nd St NE and Smokey Point Transit Center)201, 202

Read more about each of our new routes:

The Swift Orange Line serves Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall, and Mill Creek. Swift service is fast, frequent, and easy to ride. Buses arrive every 10 minutes during peak travel times, so you don’t even need a schedule. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Green lines. If you ride Routes 115, 116, 120, or 196, the Swift Orange Line is a great option to get you where you want to go.

Map of Swift Orange Line serving Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall, and Mill Creek, highlighting connections to Swift Blue and Green lines, with marked stops for Routes 115, 116, 120, and 196. Indicates buses arrive every 10 minutes during peak times for fast and frequent service.

Swift Orange Line Frequency

Weekdays
 
Bus RunsEvery
4 a.m. - 6 a.m. 15 minutes
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.10 minutes
7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.20 minutes
Saturday
 
Bus RunsEvery
6 a.m. - 8 a.m.20 minutes
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.15 minutes
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.20 minutes
Sunday
 
Bus RunsEvery
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.20 minutes

Route 102 is a new local route between downtown Edmonds, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Swedish Hospital, and Lynnwood Transit Center. With service every 30 minutes on weekdays during peak travel times, Route 102 gives you new travel options in South Lynnwood. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Orange lines.

We will begin service on this route in March 2024 with 30-minute frequency, rather than the proposed 20-minute frequency. We will increase the frequency at a later date.

Map of Route 102 linking downtown Edmonds, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Swedish Hospital, and Lynnwood Transit Center, illustrating new travel options in South Lynnwood. Shows connections to Swift Blue and Orange lines, with an initial service frequency of every 30 minutes during peak weekday times, starting March 2024. Notes a future increase in service frequency from the initial 30-minute intervals.

Route 102 Frequency*

Weekdays
 
Bus RunsEvery
5 a.m. - 7 p.m. 30 minutes
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.60 minutes
Saturday
 
Bus RunsEvery
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.30 minutes
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.60 minutes
Sunday
 
Bus RunsEvery
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.60 minutes

*Route 102 will operate at higher frequencies at a later date.

Route 114 is a new local route between Aurora Village Transit Center, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds College, 200th St, and Lynnwood Transit Center. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Orange lines. If you ride Routes 115, 116, or 120, Route 114 is a great option to get you where you need to go, with service every 30 minutes during weekday peak travel times.

 Map of Route 114 connecting Aurora Village Transit Center, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds College, 200th St, and Lynnwood Transit Center. Highlights connections to Swift Blue and Orange lines, and serves as an alternative for riders of Routes 115, 116, or 120. Displays 30-minute service intervals during weekday peak travel times for efficient transit options.

Route 114 Frequency

Weekdays
 
Bus RunsEvery
6 a.m. - 7 p.m. 30 minutes
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.60 minutes
Saturday
 
Bus RunsEvery
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.60 minutes
Sunday
 
Bus RunsEvery
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.60 minutes

Route 166 is a new local route between Silver Firs and Edmonds. It serves Seattle Hill Rd, 164th St, Alderwood Mall, 196th St, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood Transit Center, Edmonds College, and Edmonds. It connects to the Swift Blue, Swift Green, and Swift Orange lines.  If you ride Routes 115, 116, or 196, Route 166 is a great option to get you where you need to go, with service every 30 minutes during weekday peak travel times.

We will begin service on this route in March 2024 with lower frequency on the weekend than we originally proposed. We will increase the frequency at a later date.

 Map of Route 166 connecting Silver Firs and Edmonds via Seattle Hill Rd, 164th St, Alderwood Mall, 196th St, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood Transit Center, and Edmonds College. Showcases links to Swift Blue, Green, and Orange lines, and highlights stops for Routes 115, 116, and 196. Indicates 30-minute service intervals during weekday peak times, starting March 2024, with a note on planned frequency increase and reduced weekend service initially.

Route 166 Frequency*

Weekdays
 
Bus RunsEvery
5 a.m. - 7 p.m. 30 minutes
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.60 minutes
Saturday
 
Bus RunsEvery
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.60 minutes
Sunday
 
Bus RunsEvery
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.60 minutes
     

*Route 166 will operate at higher frequencies at a later date.

Watch our videos to learn more about routes that are being removed or changed. These videos will help you understand your new travel options.

Route 115 is being replaced by two new routes: Route 114 and the Swift Orange Line.
Route 116 and Route 196 replaced by Route 166
Route 120 changes

Do you ride Route 120 between Lynnwood Transit Center and Edmonds College? You will now catch the new Route 114 or the Swift Orange Line, which arrives every 10 minutes during peak travel times! Route 120 will continue to operate between Lynnwood Transit Center and Canyon Park Park & Ride as usual.

Route 202 changes

Do you ride between 152nd St NE and Smokey Point Transit Center? You can use Route 201 to continue to travel along Smokey Point Blvd or you can travel on the new route segment along 51st Ave NE and 172nd St NE to Smokey Point Transit Center. Route 202 will continue to operate through Marysville, Everett, and Lynnwood as usual.

How do I plan my new bus route and schedule?

Riders can plan their bus route and schedule by:

  • Using Plan My Trip to determine the best route and schedule for you. Be sure to set the departure or arrival time to March 30 or later to see the new schedule.
  • Visiting Maps & Schedules to view the preview schedules for your new route(s). Be sure to select the preview schedules for the March 30, 2024 service change.* 

*Preview schedules may change. Recheck your schedule and plan your trip on or after March 30, 2024.

What's next?

More big changes are coming to Community Transit's service starting on Sept. 14, 2024. Sign up for email or text Rider Alerts to stay up to date on changes to your bus. You can learn more about what's coming later this year and beyond on our Transit Changes in 2024 and Beyond webpage.


FAQs

What about stops along Alderwood Blvd?

Do you use one of these stops for Routes 107, 115, or 116?

  • Alderwood Mall Blvd and 28th Ave W (#370 and #1742)
  • Alderwood Mall Blvd and 33rd Ave W (#371)

You can continue to catch Route 107 from these stops. Routes 115 and 116 are going away and these stops will not be served by new routes until Sept. 14, 2024. In the meantime, you can use:

  • New Route 166 stop at Alderwood Mall Pkwy and Beech Rd (#814)
  • New Swift Orange Line station at 33rd Ave W and 188th St SW
  • Route 113 stop at 33rd Ave W and Alderwood Mall Blvd (#2676)
  • Zip Alderwood Shuttle to connect you to where you need to go within the service area.
Map depicting impacted stops for the March 30 service change on Alderwood Mall Blvd

Currently, Eastbound Route 270 that ends in Monroe makes its last stop at Hwy 2 and Woods Creek Rd (Stop #1923). Starting March 30, Eastbound Route 270 that ends in Monroe will make its last stop at Hwy 2 and N Lewis St (Stop #557). Westbound Routes 270 and 271 that start in Monroe will continue to start at Hwy 2 and Woods Creek Rd. 

At end of service on March 29, the temporary bus loop at 59th Pl W will close. Riders will find their bus at the new Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, located to the west of the temporary loop, starting March 30. 

 

Parking near the temporary bus loop at 59th Pl W will also close on March 29. Parking is available in the parking garage at the transit center.  

 

Where do riders board the bus? 

  • Route 130, 810, and 871 riders will continue to board the bus on 236th St SW at Stop # 3266 Van Ry Blvd (Stop #3266) and 58th Ave W (Stop #322). 

  • Route 410, 413, 415, 435, 510, 512, and 513 riders will continue to board the bus at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station Bay 6 (Stop #2765) and Bay 7 (#2766). 

  • Route 111, 112, and 119 riders will now board the bus at the new Mountlake Terrace Transit Center.

  • Be sure to check the head sign on the front of the bus above the windshield. It will indicate the route and the end point of the direction of travel.
  • Along the Bothell Everett Hwy at Trillium Blvd, 153rd St SE, and 164th St SE (Eastbound), the Swift Orange Line and the Swift Green Line will share stations. Make sure you check the head sign to confirm that you are getting on a Swift Orange Line or a Swift Green Line bus.
  • There is only one Swift station at Ash Way Park & Ride. Whether you are going east towards McCollum Park Park & Ride or west towards Edmonds College, you will board at the same station. Be sure to check the head sign on the Swift bus before boarding to determine the direction of travel. If you are traveling east, the head sign should read “Orange McCollum Park.” If you are travelling west, the head sign should read “Orange Edmonds College.”

Join us in person or online

Webinar: Presentation and Q&A
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 to 7 p.m.

Watch a recording of the webinar.

We’ll be at transit centers and other key locations to share information and answer your questions:

Ash Way Park & Ride:

  • March 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • March 27: 3 to 6 p.m.

Aurora Village Transit Center

  • March 24: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • March 29: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lynnwood Transit Center

  • March 19: 5 to 8 a.m.
  • March 20: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • March 28: 4 to 7 p.m.

McCollum Park Park & Ride

  • March 22: 3 to 6 p.m.
Promotional image inviting viewers to the Swift Orange Line Block Party

Join us to celebrate the launch of the newest line in the Swift bus rapid transit network. Enjoy food, music, and fun for the whole family! Visit the Block Party webpage to learn more.

Saturday, March 30, 12–3 p.m. at Edmonds College