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Agency Honored for Safety and Marketing

Aug 14, 2020

State, national organizations award Snohomish County transit agency

Snohomish County, WA - Earlier this month, Community Transit was separately honored for its safety record in accident liability claims and its graphic design skills.

WSTIP Safety Star Award

Safety Star Award received in 2018. Shown here with Swift buses in background

For the third year in a row, and the fourth time in five years, CommunityTransit was awarded the Safety Star Award by the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP).

This award recognizes member agencies within the state transit insurance pool who maintain impressive and stable safety records. The process evaluates performance in terms of vehicle liability losses relative to miles traveled. Community Transit received this award in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2015. The award was presented virtually at the agency’s Aug. 6 board of directors meeting by WSTIP Executive Director Tracey Christianson.

WSTIP consists of 26 Washington state public transit agencies that combine their resources in order to provide and purchase insurance coverage, manage claims and litigation, and receive risk management and training.

ACT print marketing award

The national Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) named Community Transit the winner of its 2020 award for Best Print Marketing for the agency’s Employee Transportation Coordinator Program Guide.

ETC Guide CoverThe 126-page guide is used to help local companies in Snohomish County and Bothell create and develop transportation programs with the aim of reducing employee drive-alone trips by promoting and incentivizing biking, busing, carpooling, teleworking and vanpooling. Community Transit’s Marketing and Transportation Demand Management division supports and coordinates this work and produced the guide. The award was presented at ACT’s virtual international conference on Aug 5. ACT also awarded the regional ORCA small business program for Best Commuting Option: Public Transit. As an ORCA member, Community Transit is included in the group of agencies who share that award. ACT recognizes and honors outstanding achievements in the use of transportation demand management strategies to improve transportation options for commuters.

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 serving Highway 99 between Everett and Shoreline; Swift Green Line serving Bothell-Everett Highway, 128th and Airport Road between Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field; and the new Swift Orange Line coming to Mill Creek and Lynnwood in 2024.