Strawberry Festival Kicks Off Summer Event Season
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Strawberry Festival Kicks Off Summer Event Season

Jun 15, 2018

Launch of Swift Green Line and recruiting new drivers are primary outreach messages

Snohomish County, Wash. – Clean air superhero Oxy Gene will lead a Double Tall bus in the Strawberry Festival Parade at 7:45 p.m. this Saturday night in Marysville. Next Sunday, June 24, a Community Transit Double Tall bus will make its way to Seattle Center in the colorful Seattle Pride Parade.


These are just some of the events Community Transit will be at this summer to spread the word about expanding bus service and new employment opportunities. In particular, Community Transit staff will participate in events along the 

Swift Green Line corridor from Bothell to Boeing to answer questions about that service, which will start in spring 2019.

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Community Transit continues to hire more bus drivers, mechanics and administrative staff to support its service expansion. Employment positions are listed online at

Marysville Strawberry Parade, June 16

Oxy Gene and the agency’s popular Double Tall double-decker bus will travel down State Avenue in Marysville this Saturday night, June 16, in the Strawberry Festival Grand Parade. The parade starts at       7:45 p.m. at 76th Street NE & State Avenue. The parade procession travels south on State Avenue then turns east on Third Street and ends at Alder Avenue.

Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest, June 24

A Double Tall bus will run in the Seattle Pride Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. at Fourth & Union in downtown Seattle. Staff will have a table at PrideFest at Seattle Center from Noon-6 p.m.

Mill Creek Farmers Market, June 29

Staff will have a table at the Mill Creek Farmer’s Market from Noon-5 p.m. Friday, June 29. The event takes place in the parking lot of Mill Creek City Hall North, 15720 Main Street.

Mill Creek Festival, July 14-15

See a Swift bus up close and ask your questions about the service during the Mill Creek Festival. We will be at the Mill Creek Town Center Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Movies in the Park, July 26

Oxy Gene and a Swift bus will be at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish at 7:30 p.m. before the 9:18 p.m. outdoor showing of The Greatest Showman.

Gold Dust Days, July 28

Oxy Gene will take a Community Transit bus to Gold Bar’s Gold Dust Days Parade. The parade runs on Main Street starting at 10 a.m.

Stanwood Parade, August 4

Oxy Gene and a Double Tall bus will line up at 11 a.m. for the Stanwood Camano Parade along the Pioneer Hwy.

National Night Out Against Crime, August 7

Oxy Gene and a Swift bus will be at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish, 5-8 p.m.

Community Transit Night at the Aquasox, August 10

Oxy Gene will throw out the first pitch for the Aquasox game at 7:05 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Sustainamania, August 18

A Swift bus will be at Bothell City Hall for the city’s annual Sustainamania event celebrating all things good for the environment, including transit! A Community Transit table will be at the event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fair on 44th, September 8

Climb aboard a Double Tall bus at Lynnwood’s annual Fair on 44th. Community Transit will be at the event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 44th Ave W (between Lynnwood Library and Fire Station #15).

Veterans Day Parade, November 10

Oxy Gene will lead a Swift bus and a delegation of veterans from Community Transit’s employee ranks marching in the Mill Creek Veterans Day Parade. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Mill Creek Town Center.

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.