Public hearing on proposed budget Nov. 1
Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit is expanding service to build a high capacity transit network to meet the demand for reliable public transportation in Snohomish County. In spring 2019, the agency will launch its second bus rapid transit route, the Swift Green Line, creating a network of 10-minute bus service throughout south Snohomish County.
Community Transit’s Proposed 2019 Budget projects an 7.9 percent increase in sales tax revenue over 2018 while expenditures will increase 13.5 percent. The budget proposal assumes operating expenses of $161 million and capital expenses of $33.5 million for new projects.
Funding will go towards:
The Community Transit Proposed 2019 Budget is available online at www.communitytransit.org/budget.
The timeline for public comment is:
The public hearing before the agency’s Board of Directors will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov 1. At Community Transit’s Merrill Creek Operating Base, 7100 Hardeson Road in Everett.
Comments can be sent to:
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.