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Community Transit proposes elimination of commuter bus fare

bus fare

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Community Transit is proposing to eliminate its commuter bus fare when certain routes go away later this year. The Snohomish County transit agency currently charges a higher fare for commuter routes that travel to Northgate and downtown Seattle. After light rail begins operating in Snohomish County later this year, Community Transit will stop operating […]

Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm announces departure from agency

Sound Transit CEO

SEATTLE, Wash., December 13, 2023—Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm announced on Tuesday she will be leaving the agency to the East Coast to take care of family matters. Timm’s last day with Sound Transit will be January 12th.  Since joining Sound Transit in September 2022, Timm has overseen a renewed emphasis on the rider experience […]

Sound Transit sets baseline budget, schedule for Stride Bus Rapid Transit

Stride Bus Rapid Transit

SEATTLE, Wash., July 28, 2023—The Sound Transit Board on Wednesday adopted a final budget and schedule for the new Stride bus rapid transit (BRT) service, including a new bus base and BRT lines on SR 522/NE 145th Street and I- 405. Sound Transit expects to begin construction of some project elements this year and to […]

New year, new career: Opportunities in transit offer a promising future

transit career

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—The new year is here! And with it, more people are looking for new job opportunities and seeing the potential of a career in transit. “We’re seeing applicants who are feeling burnt out and looking for a new career,” says Melissa Anderson, who works in Community Transit’s employee engagement department. “Especially those who work […]

Sound Transit to vote Julie Timm as next CEO on June 23

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SEATTLE, Wash., June 3, 2022 – The Sound Transit Board of Directors CEO Selection Committee yesterday recommended Julie Timm to serve as Sound Transit’s next CEO. If selected, Timm would oversee a budget of approximately $3.4 billion. The recommendation, which goes to the full Sound Transit Board of Directors for consideration at its June 23 […]

Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on Community Oversight Panel

community oversight panel

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from the Pierce County, Snohomish County, North King County, East King County, and South King County Subareas to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The Community Oversight Panel (COP) currently has eight openings on the COP: one for the Pierce County Subarea, two for the […]

Op-Ed: Joe Marine for Community Transit Board

Joe Marine

I am asking all friends of Mukilteo to take five minutes before 20 January and e-mail the Community Transit Board for the “January 20, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. Snohomish County PTBA Meeting: Board Selection” special meeting.  I believe Mayor Joe Marine – who did not solicit this letter to the editor by me – would […]

Community Transit Thanksgiving holiday service

community transit thanksgiving

Community Transit to operate on Sunday schedule for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 and regular service on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit will operate on Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 26. Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local […]

Transit returning to full capacity

passenger capacity transit

SEATTLE, Wash., June 30, 2021 – Riders soon will have more public transportation options as buses, trains and ferries in the Puget Sound region are returning to full capacity and opening all seats starting in July. Governor Inslee is dropping state social distancing restrictions for transit as part of his decision to reopen the state. […]

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