New Bus Service on Highway 9

Sep 19, 2016

More transit options for east county


Snohomish County, Wash. 
– Community Transit launched two new bus routes in Snohomish County last week. The routes serve areas of south Snohomish County and Marysville and meet at the Lake Stevens Transit Center on Highway 9.

Route 109 travels between the Ash Way Park & Ride north of Lynnwood and Lake Stevens via Ash Way, 128th-132nd-Cathcart Road, Highway 9 and Avenue D in Snohomish. The route serves the Snohomish Station retail center on Bickford Road.

Route 209 travels between Quil Ceda Village and Lake Stevens via 27th Avenue, 4th Street and Highway 9. The route serves the Marysville Walmart on the corner of 64th Street and Highway 9.

Both routes operate every 30 minutes in the weekday morning and afternoon peak, and hourly the rest of the day and on weekends. Local bus fares apply for these routes: $2.25 for adults (19-64), $1.50 for youth (6-18) and $1 for senior/disabled/Medicare.

With an ORCA electronic fare card, riders enjoy a two-hour transfer to other transit service. For more information about ORCA, call (888) 988-6722 (ORCA) or visit www.orcacard.com.

Routes 109 and 209 began operation on Sunday, September 11 to a ready customer base. Ridership was comparable to more established routes like Route 271 and 280 and has grown steadily since then.

Other route and trip changes are also taking place. Route 222 was restructured in Marysville to complement the new Route 209. The revised Route 222 now serves Marysville Getchell High School and the Marysville Library.

Other changes include more trips to and from downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. Details can be found at www.communitytransit.org/NewService.

Community Transit is expanding service thanks to voter approval of Proposition 1 last fall. More local trips within Snohomish County will be added in March 2017.

Community Transit has provided transportation options for Snohomish County residents for 40 years, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options. 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, follow us on Twitter at @MyCommTrans, visit our Facebook page or see us on YouTube.