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Each year, Community Transit updates its six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP) which forecasts the agency's financial picture and outlines services it can then provide.

The TDP is required by Washington State, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35.58.2795. The plan is updated annually and submitted to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Our plan:
  • summarizes accomplishments from the past calendar year
  • documents agency goals and strategies for the current and following five years
  • identifies needed resources
  • provides a financial forecast

Key initiatives in the 2022-2027 TDP

  • Strengthening local connections.Community Transit will provide people with more service, better connections throughout the county, and connections to Lynnwood Link light rail when it opens. In 2024, the agency will expand its bus rapid transit (BRT) network with the Swift Orange Line launch and the Swift Blue Line extension to serve the light rail station in Shoreline. Also planned is the expansion of the Swift Green Line into Bothell and a new Swift Gold Line from Everett to Marysville and Arlington.
  • Innovative services: The agency is investing in innovative transit services that complement existing bus services. The agency’s microtransit pilot program will launch in Lynnwood this fall. The agency is also working with Arlington, Darrington, and Lake Stevens communities to develop new transportation pilot programs to help people travel more easily in those areas.
  • Safe, reliable service. The agency is committed to a safe, healthy, and equitable environment for riders and employees and has prioritized security initiatives to ensure a welcoming workplace and ride. This effort includes deploying additional resources during certain hours to provide a security presence. In addition, as bus service increases, the agency actively recruits bus drivers, maintenance staff, and other staff.
  • Planning for Zero Emissions Vehicles. Community Transit will strengthen its commitment to environmental sustainability by studying the feasibility of moving to a zero emissions fleet and the infrastructure, systems, and employee training required to support that transition.
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2022–2027 Transit Development Plan

Community Transit's 2022–2027 Transit Development Plan (TDP) was adopted by the Board of Directors on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

The 2022 TDP summarizes activities and accomplishments from 2021, outlines goals and strategies for 2022-2027, provides a financial forecast for these years, and identifies resources needed.