Snohomish County, Wash. – The Community Transit Board of Directors has approved the agency’s 2021-2026 Transit Development Plan (TDP). The six-year plan calls for expanding the Swift bus rapid transit network, connecting bus routes to light rail in 2021 and 2024, and increasing bus frequency and daily service hours to provide better access and more transit options in and around Snohomish County.
The TDP is a state-mandated report that forecasts revenue and service levels for the next six years and is updated every year. This year’s update highlights the agency’s priority of ensuring a safe and healthy environment for customers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; increasing ridership by ensuring former riders feel comfortable returning to transit, and encouraging new customers to use our services; providing equitable access to transit and expanding public engagement and customer research programs; connecting with Link light rail in 2021 and 2024; and expanding and developing new service options.
This year’s approved plan includes a positive revenue forecast that exceeds last year’s forecast, laying the groundwork for added transit service. It also takes into account one-time federal stimulus funds that allow Community Transit to offset operating costs and boost its capital infrastructure investments.
The final, approved 2021-2026 TDP is available at communitytransit.org/TDP.
The TDP outlines these priorities for service increases:
Public outreach will begin this fall to solicit input for many of these service changes.
The TDP outlines capital infrastructure investment in these areas: