Snohomish County, Wash. – As part of its ongoing service expansion, Community Transit will be in construction mode throughout 2018, building 34 stations for its new Swift Green Line bus rapid transit route, a new Seaway Transit Center near Boeing’s Everett plant, and road improvements to help buses stay on schedule.
The agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget projects a 9 percent increase in sales tax revenue over 2017 while expenditures will grow at 5.5 percent. The budget proposal assumes operating revenue of $184 million, including operating expenses of $142 million and capital expenses of $42 million.
The Community Transit Proposed 2018 Budget is available online at www.communitytransit.org/budget. Public comment is being taken through Nov. 4. A public hearing before the agency’s Board of Directors will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Community Transit’s Merrill Creek Operating Base, 7100 Hardeson Road in Everett.
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The Swift Green Line is the agency’s second bus rapid transit line and will operate between Canyon Park in Bothell and the new Seaway Transit Center across the street from Boeing’s main gate in Everett. Swift buses will run every 10 minutes through Mill Creek and the Paine Field area, also providing service to the new passenger terminal at Paine Field.
The Swift Green Line will intersect with the existing Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 & Airport Road. Service expansion in 2018 will be moderate in anticipation of the Swift Green Line’s scheduled opening in early 2019.
The Proposed 2018 Budget allocates agency resources to strategic priorities, including those initiatives to support service expansion, and ensures adequate reserves to protect customer services in the event of an economic downturn.
Funding will go towards: