Proposed Fall 2018/Spring 2019
Service Expansion Proposal and Fare Change
Continuing its commitment to expand service following a 2015 voter-approved transit expansion measure, Community Transit proposes to:
- Increase service by 12 percent, or 49,000 annual service hours, in fall 2018 and spring 2019. The bulk of the service increase will be the launch of the Swift Green Line, Snohomish County’s second bus rapid transit line, in spring 2019.
- Make other changes to improve access to existing routes, add more commuter trips and improve transit connections.
Community Transit proposes to invest $12 million in new bus service over the next year by:
- Restoring 10-minute weekday service to the Swift Blue Line.
- Launching the new Swift Green Line between Bothell and Paine Field.
- Increasing fares for local bus, DART paratransit and vanpool service.
- Simplifying commuter fares effective Fall 2018.
Public comment on these proposals is welcome through April 6, 2018.
A public hearing is scheduled at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at the regular Board of Directors meeting at 7100 Hardeson Road in Everett, accessible by Community Transit Route 105 and Everett Transit Route 8.
Public comment can be sent to:
Interpretive services can be arranged with sufficient notice by calling (425) 348-7136.
Fare Change Proposal
Community Transit is proposing its first fare increase since 2015. Youth and Redced fares have not increased since 2013. These changes would take effect October 1, 2018.
- The agency proposes a 25-cent increase for local bus and DART paratransit fares.
- The proposal would also simplify Commuter fares for inter-county riders, designating one fare for all commuter routes.
- Vanpool rates would be increased an average of $14/month per van, based on size of van and length of trip.
Proposed Fare Changes
Local (25¢ increase)
Inter-County Commuter (simplified)
DART Paratransit (25¢ increase)
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Fare Policy Change
A new fare policy will also take effect October 1 that charges commuter fares for all riders of commuter routes, regardless of where they board or de-board. This policy was adopted by the Community Transit Board of Directors last fall.
Pilot Vanpool Service
Community Transit will be launching a pilot Vanpool service aimed at serving transit commuters with “first-mile, last-mile” challenges.
The pilot Vanpool service would have a flat rate to be shared among the riders in the van.
This service would:
- Provide a van for first-mile connections from home to a transit center/ferry terminal, or last-mile connections from a transit center/ferry terminal to work.
- The proposed fare is $175/month.
- There is a five rider minimum per van.
- There is a 20-mile daily round-trip limit.
- Vehicle insurance and maintenance, as well as a gas card is provided.
Because this pilot program establishes a new fare, public comment is requested.
Join us to learn more and comment:
Open House Meetings
March 20, 2018
5 - 7 p.m.
Mill Creek City Hall
City Council Chambers
15278 Main Street
Mill Creek 98012
March 22, 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3201 Smith Avenue
Community Transit Live
Virtual Public Meetings
March 15, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
March 28, 2018
12 - 1 p.m.
For more information about Community Transit Live, visit communitytransit.org/ctlive.