July 14, 2024 12:40 pm

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Older adults, Zip Alderwood Shuttle is your solution to transit gaps

Zip Alderwood

Many people rely on public transit for flexible, affordable, and accessible trip options. In Lynnwood, where people aged 65 and older make up more than 17% of the population, public transit serves as a vital means of transportation for older adults.  However, for some older adults, the biggest challenge in accessing transit is the first […]

Community Transit’s Swift Orange Line now open for business, on time and under budget

Orange Line

LYNNWOOD—Community Transit launched its new Swift Orange line with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lynnwood Transit Center on Saturday, March 30. The Swift Orange Line is an 11-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) expansion that connects Edmonds College in Lynnwood to McCollum Park & Ride in Mill Creek with stops at Lynnwood Transit Center, Alderwood Mall, […]

Community Block Party on March 30 to celebrate opening of the Swift Orange Line

Swift Orange Line block party

LYNNWOOD—Community Transit is celebrating the grand opening of the Swift Orange Line on March 30 and the whole community is invited to join a family-friendly, taste-tantalizing, busloads-of-fun Block Party! Whether you’re a transit enthusiast, foodie, or just looking for a fun day out, mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! The block […]

New Community Transit Swift Orange Line, route changes coming March 30

Swift Orange Line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—On March 30, Community Transit is making significant changes to several local routes and adding more service with a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Swift Orange Line, and three new local bus routes. The expanded service will offer riders more frequent trips. Schedule changes on most routes will improve reliability, ensuring people […]

Fast, frequent, convenient Swift Orange Line coming March 30

Swift Orange Line

LYNNWOOD—Starting March 30, South Snohomish County will soon enjoy the Community Transit Swift Orange Line—a new, quick and convenient way to get around! The new bus rapid transit (BRT) line—the agency’s third—will provide fast, frequent service linking Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall and Mill Creek, with connections to Link light rail in Lynnwood when it opens […]

Mill Creek to Lynnwood Rapid Swift Orange Line launches March 2024

Swift Orange Line

Snohomish County, Wash., November 5, 2023—Community Transit announced on Thursday that March 30, 2024, is the launch date for the Swift Orange Line. The new bus rapid transit (BRT) line—the agency’s third—will provide fast, frequent service linking Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall and Mill Creek, with connections to Link light rail in Lynnwood when it opens […]

Community Transit seeks public comment on continuing Zip Alderwood Shuttle

Zip Alderwood Shuttle

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 11, 2023—Community Transit is seeking public comment on making Zip Alderwood Shuttle a regular, long-term service. The on-demand ride service, offered for the same price as a local bus trip, is nearing the end of its one-year test period. The agency is considering transitioning Zip to regular, ongoing service. Zip was launched […]

Community Transit considers making Lynnwood Zip permanent, North County on the horizon

Lynnwood Zip

EVERETT, Wash., August 3, 2023—Things are looking good for Community Transit’s Zip ride share project in Lynnwood, just a few months shy of its year-long pilot timeframe ending. As the decision to implement the pilot project as regular service approaches on October 5, Jennifer Hass, Senior Manager of Innovation for the transportation agency presented to […]

Larsen and Ilgenfritz ride on Community Transit’s first ever all-electric bus

community transit electric

EVERETT, Wash., July 14, 2023—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Community Transit CEO, Ric Ilgenfritz, shared a ride on Community Transit’s first-ever all-electric bus Thursday, July 6, in the transportation authority’s transition toward a zero-emission fleet. “I think we have a real opportunity because we also understand electricity up here, but we also understand that electricity […]

Arlington Councilwoman selected as Community Transit board chair

Community Transit board chair

Snohomish County, Wash., February 4, 2023—Arlington City Council Member Jan Schuette was selected by her peers this week to serve as chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors for 2023. A former Stanwood High School principal, Schuette was elected to the Arlington City Council in 2013 and has served on the Community Transit board […]

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