News / Published on Feb 29, 2024

Route 196 is being replaced March 30

How to find your new route and learn about the upcoming changes


Three people load bikes on to the 196 bus. Big changes are coming to Community Transit as we prepare for light rail to reach Snohomish County later this year. Starting on March 30, you’ll have more travel options in Snohomish County, better transit connections across the region, and more bus service in your area.

Route 196 (Ash Way – Edmonds) is being eliminated and will be replaced with a new bus route starting March 30. If you currently ride Route 196, you will take a new route to reach your destination. 

Route 166 (Edmonds - Silver Firs) 

For travel between Edmonds Station and Ash Way Park & Ride, you’ll take the new Route 166. All of the stops will be the same. You’ll also be able to continue east from Ash Way Park & Ride to Silver Firs. 

A map of the new route 166

Faster and more frequent service

Route 166 will connect to the Swift Blue, Swift Green, and Swift Orange lines. Route 166 will run all day, with service every 30 minutes during weekday peak travel times. 

New Route 166 from Community Transit on Vimeo.

Planning your trip

  • You can use  Plan My Trip and set the departure or arrival date to March 30 or later to see what the route options for your trip will be.   

Prepare for the March 30 service change

Major service changes are happening on March 30 and again in August of 2024. The best way to prepare yourself for these changes is to learn about how they will affect you. 

Visit the  Service Changes page on our website to see a full list of route changes that are happening on March 30. This page provides a comprehensive list of route changes, including maps, videos, and instructions on finding your new route.

We highly suggest you  sign up for Rider Alerts on the Community Transit website to receive digital notifications via text or email about construction, holidays, severe weather conditions, and upcoming service changes.

For additional questions or comments about the upcoming service changes, contact  Customer Care, available Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at (800) 562-1375 or (425) 353-RIDE (7433), TTY: 711, or via email at