News / Published on Jun 4, 2024

Celebrate Ride Transit Month with Community Transit

We encourage everyone to ride transit in June!

Ride Transit Month 2024

Have you heard of Ride Transit Month? Governor Jay Inslee and 14 local jurisdictions in the state of Washington officially proclaimed June as Ride Transit Month, a time to encourage people to ride transit as much as they can. Whether you are going to work, school, the grocery store, or somewhere new, June is a great time to take transit where you need to go.

Throughout Ride Transit Month, Community Transit will be engaging with the communities we serve in Snohomish County, educating people about the services we provide, and encouraging people to ride transit. Check out some ways you can participate this month. 

Join the Bike & Bus Everywhere challenge 

Embrace a greener commute by combining biking and bus rides. Bike and bus to your favorite destinations — work, school, the library, the park, and more. The challenge runs from May 13-June 16, so you still have time to join the challenge!

Use Rider Guides to get started with transit

New to riding transit? We've rounded up some of the ways to ride transit and we have Rider Guides to get you started online. Rider Guides can help you plan your trip, explore your options, and stay updated. See our Ride Transit Month guide to transit.

Ride the new Swift Orange Line

The new Swift Orange Line opened earlier this spring and runs through Lynnwood on an east-west route between McCollum Park and Edmonds College. Later this year, Orange Line will connect riders to the new Link light rail coming to Lynnwood City Center Station. Learn more about Swift Orange Line.

Explore locally with Rick Steves

Community Transit partnered with Rick Steves for a special video series about the joy of travel here in Snohomish County and beyond. This month, join us as we explore the charming town of Mukilteo. Check out its popular dining and retail corridor, hike or bike the Japanese Gulch trails, explore the historic Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, and learn about the rich culture and history of the Snohomish people and the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal inspired by their longhouses. You might even get inspired to ride to the ferry terminal and board a ferry with your bike and take a leisure ride around Whidbey Island!

2024 is an exciting year for Community Transit riders, with expanded local service and new connections to light rail coming this fall. We hope you will ride with Community Transit this month and into the future – we’ve even included some June transit trip ideas for you! Learn more on our Ride Transit Month webpage.