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Lynnwood Pilot Program

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

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.

What is Microtransit?

Picture of a van to be used for the Lynnwood Pilot Microtransit PilotMicrotransit 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 Microtransit area being recommended for the pilot is:

Alderwood Microtransit Service Area

Map showing Alderwood area - Lynnwood Pilot Program area

Next Steps

Community Transit analyzed the survey results and presented the recommended option to several key audiences for feedback in October and November 2021. The pilot is expected to start in 2022.

Questions about the pilot? Please contact Jennifer Hass, Community Programs Manager, by email or by calling (425) 348-7193.