The Route Ahead Newsletter Masthead

This electronic newsletter will be published the first Friday of the month following the Thursday Board of Directors meeting.

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Published Issues

Issue 12, Volume 1: September 14, 2017

In this September Issue:

  • Agency Adds 45,000 Local Trips through Vehicle Grant Program
  • New Service Starts September 24, 2017
  • Get Your Service Questions Answered at a Community Conversation Near You

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Issue 11, Volume 1: August 7, 2017

In this August Issue:

  • Swift Green Line Corridor Construction Gets the Green Light
  • Community Transit is 1st Transit Agency to Receive State Auditor's Stewardship Award
  • Congratulations to our Newest Coach Operator Academy Graduates

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Issue 10, Volume 1: July 7, 2017

In this July Issue:

  • Federal Funding Finalized as Sen. Patty Murray Joins Swift Green Line Groundbreaking
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal Rides Swift
  • July 12 Job Fair at Community Transit Base
  • 135 Years of Service Honored at Board Meeting
  • Driver Hits 2 Million Mile Mark; 9 Drivers Achieve 1 Million Miles

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Issue 9, Volume 1: June 2, 2017

In this June Issue:

  • Six-Year Plan Focuses on Swift Network Expansion and More Jobs
  • Local Non-Profit Groups Can Apply for Vehicles Through Van GO Program
  • Swift Construction Update
  • Lynnwood Commuter Carpools to Pay Off Mortgage 20 Years Early
  • Community Transit Achieves AAA Bond Rating
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Issue 8, Volume 1: May 5, 2017

In this May Issue:

  • Construction Begins on Seaway Transit Center
  • Congressional Spending Bill Provides Funding for Swift Green Line
  • Service Expansion set for September
  • Community Transit reaches out to students about careers in transit
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Issue 7, Volume 1: April 7, 2017

In this April Issue:

  • Swift Green Line Gets the Green Light
  • Trade UP! Event Shows Snohomish County Teens Career Options Behind the Wheel
  • Oso Remembrance Ride
  • 20th Annual Choice Connections Awards Honors Snohomish County Commuters
  • Virtual Public Meeting, Social Media Help Gather Public Comments for Service Expansion Proposal
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Issue 6, Volume 1: March 3, 2017

In this March Issue:

  • Community Transit Proposes New Bus Service
  • March Service Change Adds More Trips and Late-Night Options
  • Community Transit Receives OA4 Award
  • Coach Operator Karren Hill Celebrates 35 Years of Service
  • Stabbing Victim Reunited with Life Saving Transit Deputy
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Issue 5, Volume 1: February 3, 2017

In this February Issue:

  • Snohomish Councilmember Stephanie Wright is new Board Chair
  • Board approves 5 new expansion, 54 replacement vans
  • Cleaning 1,600 bus stops is one dirty job
  • Swift Green Line project receives engineering award
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Issue 4, Volume 1: January 6, 2017

In this January Issue:

  • Meet Molly Marsicek, our new Customer Experience Director
  • New Fare Boxes Tested on Local Buses
  • Holliday Service Levels-- More Art than Science
  • "Data-Meister" Celebrates 20 Years of County Riders
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Issue 3, Volume 1: December 2 2016

In this December Issue:

  • Swift Blue Line Turns 7
  • New Routes 109/209 Showing Strong Ridership
  • Stuff A Bus with Us
  • Community Transit Honors Outgoing United Way CEO
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Issue 2, Volume 1: November 4, 2016

In this November Issue:

  • 12 Non-Profits to Provide 26,000 Local Trips Thanks to Van GO Program
  • Community Transit Receives WSTIP Safety Star Award
  • Employees Raise $40,502 for United Way Campaign
  • PSRC Releases Transit Integration Report
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Issue 1, Volume 1: October 6, 2016 - Welcome to The Route Ahead

In this Inaugural Issue:

  • Governor Jay Inslee Wishes Community Transit a Happy Anniversary
  • Candy and Coffee Make a Good Thank You (Anniversary Events Celebrate our Customers and our Employees)
  • Responsive Website Launches for Better Trip Planning On-The-Go
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