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Lynnwood Pilot

Why Lynnwood?

Lynnwood was selected for this pilot program because of its large population size and many popular destinations. Lynnwood will also be the site of the northern terminal for Link light rail in 2024. A comprehensive needs assessment identified travel gaps and barriers to accessing transportation in fast-growing areas of Lynnwood. 


Community Transit and the City of Lynnwood are partnering to develop a pilot transit project to better meet transportation needs within the city. A community working group, Community Transit staff, and the City of Lynnwood are working to develop options for residents to review.

On May 17 Community Transit released a community survey to get input on two Microtransit options and a community van program. If you are a resident in Lynnwood and would like to give feedback, please take the survey by June 25th.
A Spanish version of the survey is available here. 

This outreach follows an earlier survey and a Transportation Needs Assessment study. 


Picture of a van to be used for the Lynnwood Pilot Microtransit Pilot


Microtransit is a flexible transit service that you request when you need it. Microtransit runs in an area around a set route to get you close to home or where you want to go. 

You make requests for pick-up and drop-off at a time that works for you by using a phone app or calling.

Some of the benefits of Microtransit include:

  • No need for schedules
  • Flexible service meets you where you are, and takes you where you want to go within a defined area
  • Vehicles are wheelchair accessible 
  • Can be paid with bus pass (ORCA card)
  • Riders pay local fare; $2.50 or less per trip


The two Microtransit area options presented to residents for feedback include:

Alderwood Microtransit Service Area

Map showing Alderwood area - Lynnwood Pilot Program area

188th Street SW Microtransit Service Area


188th Lynnwood Pilot Area Map


Community Van

Additionally, Community Transit is seeking feedback on a potential Community Van program. 
Community Van is a van for local group trips (with two or more riders), parked at locations in Lynnwood such as City Hall or Edmonds College. You request a trip or join one already set.

Some of the benefits of Community Van include:

  • Trips can be taken any day or time 
  • Riders pay local fare; $2.50 or less per trip 
  • Your trip cost covers gas and insurance
  • The vans can hold bicycles, and wheelchair accessible vans are available

Details of the services above may change as the pilot is developed.

Next Steps

Community Transit and its partners will analyze the survey results, conduct an internal review, and select option(s) to pilot in fall 2021. The pilot project is expected to start in spring 2022.

Questions about the pilot? Please contact Alex Mehn, Community Transportation Specialist, by email or by calling (425) 348-2383.