May 19, 2024 10:46 am

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Community Transit to hold May 2 public hearing on fare change and a board meeting

Fare Change

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—A public hearing on Community Transit’s Fall 2024 Fare Change Proposal will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 2. After the public hearing, the Community Transit Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting. Agenda items for the board meeting include: For the full agenda, and instructions on how to participate in the […]

Sound Transit launches onboard passenger survey

sound transit survey

SEATTLE—Over the next several months, Sound Transit will conduct a survey onboard select bus, Sounder, and light rail routes in the Puget Sound region. This will include select Community Transit and King County Metro routes. From April through fall 2024, survey participants will help transit planners understand who rides transit, their origins and destinations, and […]

Washington transit agencies to receive $388 million in federal funding

transit agencies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Transit agencies throughout Washington state will now have access to $388 million in formula-based grant funding to improve public transportation in their communities. The announcement came Thursday, April 4, from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool. The Seattle-Tacoma region alone will receive $267 million in the reimbursement grant program for which its […]

The new Swift Orange Line is here!

Swift Orange Line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Community Transit’s Swift network is expanding. With the addition of the new Swift Orange Line, you can take the bus to even more destinations in the region! Before you head out, check out what Community Transit has available to help get you where you need to go with our Destination Guides. These guides help you […]

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 […]

Community Transit monthly board meeting scheduled for March 7

Community Transit meeting

EVERETT—The Community Transit Board of Directors’ monthly meeting will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 7. The meeting will be hybrid, with in-person attendance and online options available. Agenda items for the board meeting include: For the full agenda, go to and click on Upcoming Meetings. Livestream: Join Zoom Webinar: ID: […]

Verdant awards over $3.2 million in funding to 35 nonprofits


LYNNWOOD—At the February 28th board meeting, the Verdant Health Commission Board awarded $3,266,875 to 35 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of South Snohomish County.  Awardees were selected from an open application process and funded programs will support diverse projects throughout the community.    Each of the funded projects addresses one […]

Economic Alliance shares forecast for Snohomish County, presents awards

Economic forecast snohomish

TULALIP—The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County shared its economic forecast and presented five awards to key community members at its annual meeting on Wednesday, February 21, at Tulalip Resort and Casino. The event kicked off with a networking lunch in the resort’s gorgeous Orca Ballroom before Wendy Poischbeg, Interim President and CEO, took the stage […]

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