Travel Conversation Program Encourages Mill Creek Residents to Explore New Ways to Get Around

Jul 24, 2017

Program provides personalized support and engagement to help residents use healthy transportation options and reduce traffic congestion.

Snohomish County, Wash. –Community Transit, in partnership with Snohomish County, is set to expand its award-winning Curb the Congestion program to residents in the Mill Creek area through a new travel conversation campaign, Curb@Home. The campaign provides information and personalized support to help residents explore new ways of getting around their neighborhood that match their unique lifestyles, includingTDM-160 riding the bus, sharing the ride, bicycling and walking. The campaign means to address local traffic congestion, improve community healthy and reduce the environmental effect of car trips.

The focus of the Curb@Home travel conversation campaign is to engage people at their doorstep by reaching out to approximately 5,000 households in the Mill Creek area. A team of Travel Advisors will help residents identify opportunities to use smart transportation options and provide resources to get them started, including travel choices maps, transit schedules and ORCA cards loaded with $25. Team members will be wearing a Community Transit uniform and photo ID, and they will never request to enter a resident’s home.  Household that are unavailable when the team visits will receive a door hanger inviting them to contact the Curb the Congestion team for more information on transportation options.

To learn more about the Curb@Home travel conversation campaign, receive updates or get involved, please visit www.CurbtheCongestion.org, call 425-438-6136, or email curbthecongestion@sdgworld.net.

Curb the Congestion is an award-winning program to reduce traffic and encourage healthy transportation options on congested roadways throughout Snohomish County.  The program currently provides services to residents along the following corridors: 128th Street (between Hwy 526 and Hwy 9), 164th Street SW/SE (between Hwy 99 and Hwy 527), 196th Street (between Dayton St. and I-5), Bothell Everett Highway (between 128th St and Hwy 522), and Hwy 99 (between Hwy 526 and 205th St. SW).  Highway 99 was added to the program in January 2017 and offers multiple transit options including the fast and frequent service from Swift Blue Line running form Everett Station to Aurora Village. The Curb the Congestion program is operated by Community Transit and funded in partnership with Snohomish County through developer mitigation and federal grants.

Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field coming in 2019.