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Agency is expanding bus service and hiring 250 new employees
Snohomish County, Wash. – On Saturday, June 24, Community Transit sponsors the 3rd annual Snohomish County Bike Bash all-day event at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish.
Community Transit will be at a number of community events this summer to spread the word about expanding bus service and new employment opportunities. Visit www.communitytransit.org/events to see all events.
In its latest draft six-year plan, Community Transit outlines its goals of increasing service 38 percent and hiring 250 new employees, mostly bus drivers and mechanics, by 2022. The agency will have staff at more than a dozen community events this summer to talk about new bus service scheduled to start this September and help people apply for the many new job opportunities. Employment positions are listed online at www.communitytransit.org/jobs.
Snohomish County Bike Bash
Pedal on over and join Community Transit for a day of fun, family-friendly bicycle activities at the 3rd annual Snohomish County Bike Bash. The event is Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, in Snohomish. Oxy Gene will be there along with a Swift bus on display.
Whether you are a road warrior, a weekend recreational cyclist or someone simply interested in learning more about biking, the Bike Bash has activities for everyone, including:
The event is free and open to individuals of all ages and bicycling skill levels. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets. For more information about the event, visit www.communitytransit.org/BikeBash.
Throughout the summer, Community Transit will be at these established community events, as well as visit local libraries and transit facilities to talk about bus service options:
Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest, Sunday, June 25
Parade starts at 11 a.m.; PrideFest at Seattle Center runs Noon-8 p.m.
Swift Green Line Community Meeting, Tuesday, June 27
Chinook Room, NW Stream Center, 600 128th Street SE (McCollum Park), Everett; 4-7 p.m.
Community Transit Night at the Aquasox, Saturday, July 8
Oxy Gene will throw out the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Mill Creek Festival, Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9
See a Swift bus up close at the Mill Creek Town Center, Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Community Transit Job Fair, Wednesday, July 12
Learn about job opportunities at the transit agency and how to apply from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Community Transit Administration Building, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett.
Music in the Park, Friday, July 21
Listen to NW band Free Rain, 6:30-8 p.m., North Creek Field #3, 11905 North Creek Pkwy S., Bothell.
National Night Out Against Crime, Tuesday, August 1
Oxy Gene and a Double Tall bus will at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish, 5-8 p.m.
Stanwood Parade, Saturday, August 5
Oxy Gene and a Double Tall bus will line up at 11 a.m. for the Stanwood Camano Parade.
Movies in the Park, Thursday, August 17
Oxy Gene and a Double Tall bus will be at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish at 7:30 p.m. before the outdoor showing of Moana.
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.