40th Anniversary, Service Expansion Headline Summer Events

40th Anniversary, Service Expansion Headline Summer Events

Jun 2, 2016

Residents encouraged to learn about new routes, view antique bus display

Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit is expanding its service this fall with two new routes and more bus trips. To get the word out, the agency will visit nearly two dozen fairs, festivals and parades throughout Snohomish County this spring and summer.

In addition to learning about new bus service, people can meet Oxy Gene – Defender of Truth, Justice and Really Clean Air, climb aboard a Community Transit bus, and help the agency celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Below is a list of events Community Transit will be attending. Some are longstanding community events, and some are newer events that Community Transit has partnered with local cities to create. Oxy Gene or a Community Transit bus will not be at all events.

40th Anniversary

Community Transit began operation on October 4, 1976. As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the agency is highlighting the efforts of employees and departments that keep its service running, from bus drivers, mechanics and planners to IT and HR staff.

Community Transit is taking its “antique” bus – a 1959 GMC that was one of our original service vehicles – to some community events, decorated with 40th anniversary markings. Cutouts of employees from throughout the agency are seated in the bus, creating a walk-through diorama.

More information about Community Transit’s 40 years of service to Snohomish County can be found at www.communitytransit.org/40thAnniversary. Information about the agency’s service expansion is available at www.communitytransit.org/NewService.

Community Events

Details about each event can be found at www.communitytransit.org/Events.


June 4 – Bothell, Sustainamania – Swift bus

June 4 – Lynnwood, Cops & Kids

June 11 – Everett, Bike Bash – Swift bus

June 18 – Marysville, Strawberry Festival Parade – Oxy Gene, Antique bus


July 4 – Bothell, 4th of July Parade – Oxy Gene, Antique bus

July 13 – Lynnwood, Shakespeare in the Park

July 21 – Snohomish, Movies in the Park

July 29 – Bothell, Music in the Park


August 2 – Snohomish, National Night Out – Oxy Gene, Antique bus

August 2 – Monroe, National Night Out

August 6 – Stanwood, Stanwood-Camano Parade – Oxy Gene, Antique bus

August 6 – Lynnwood, Afro-Latino Festival

August 6 – Everett, Aqua Sox Game – Oxy Gene

August 11 – Snohomish, Movies in the Park – Oxy Gene, Antique bus

August 13 – Mill Creek, Mill Creek Fun Run – Oxy Gene

August 25 – Monroe, Evergreen State Fair – Oxy Gene

August 27 – Monroe, Fair Days Parade – Oxy Gene, Antique bus


September 10 – Marysville, Touch-a-Truck – Antique bus

Community Transit has been providing transportation options for Snohomish County residents, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options, since 1976. Call Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org. You can also read our blog at www.communitytransit.blogspot.com, visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter at @MyCommTrans or watch our videos on YouTube.