Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit will increase bus service by six percent starting Sunday, September 24. On that day, 37 new trips will be added to rural routes to bring all Sunday service to at least hourly frequencies. Community Transit restored Sunday service in 2015 after a five-year suspension due to the recession.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 25., there will be one new bus route, three extended routes and 22 added trips to popular commuter service to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. Details, including maps and schedules, are at
New Boeing service
A new Route 107 will provide weekday, peak-hour, peak direction service between the Lynnwood Transit Center and Boeing-Everett. Recent surveys have shown high demand for service to Boeing from south Snohomish County. Currently, three routes serve Boeing from the north and east areas of the county.
Also, Route 105 will have peak-hour trips extended to serve Paine Field and Boeing. This Bothell-Boeing routing will serve the same corridor as the Swift Green Line, a new bus rapid transit line that will start in 2019.
Other notable service changes include extension of Route 196 (Edmonds-Lynnwood) to the Ash Way Park & Ride, and extension of Route 209 (Lake Stevens-Quil Ceda Village) to the Smokey Point Transit Center.
Overall, the fall service expansion will add 68 new bus trips, 23 new bus stops served, 13 new expansion buses and 19 new bus drivers. The agency’s latest six-year plan calls for a 40 percent service expansion by 2022.
DART paratransit expansion
Because this service expansion includes service to new areas, DART paratransit service will be expanded. DART is available to eligible residents within ¾-miles of a local, non-commuter fixed route during the same hours the bus operates.
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.