Snohomish County, Wash. – Starting today, Community Transit is inviting people to give feedback on a service change proposal that would improve service reliability by reducing trips on certain bus routes. The changes would go into effect in March 2023 and better align service with current staffing levels.
The proposal calls for trip reductions on 11 local bus routes and one route serving downtown Seattle. In addition, three routes would no longer serve Seaway Transit Center. No changes will be made to weekend bus service. Proposed changes are detailed at communitytransit.org/proposedservice.
Community Transit conducted a Title VI analysis which is required by the federal government to measure the impacts of service changes on minority and low-income populations. Community Transit reduced service in March 2022 and temporarily canceled some Seattle trips in September due to a shortage of drivers. The Title VI analysis will be posted Friday at communitytransit.org/proposedservice.
The public is invited to comment on the service proposal and the Title VI analysis through Dec. 1. Following are ways to submit comments:
Transit agencies across the country are dealing with worker shortages. Community Transit is actively recruiting more drivers to eventually expand local service to meet future demand and create new connections when light rail comes to Snohomish County. Visit communitytransit.org/drive4us for details.
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, the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field, and the Swift Orange Line coming to Mill Creek and Lynnwood in 2024.