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Community Transit to eliminate commuter bus fare

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EVERETT—The Community Transit Board on June 6 voted to eliminate the agency’s commuter bus fare starting September 1, 2024. Commuter bus fare include all 400 & 800 series routes. The Snohomish County transit agency currently charges a higher fare for commuter routes that travel to Northgate and downtown Seattle. After Link light rail extends to […]

Rep Larsen requests more than $42 million for local projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in Northwest Washington communities,” said Larsen. “I […]

Community Transit takes delivery of region’s first hydrogen-powered bus

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY—People in Snohomish County will have a chance to ride a new and different kind of bus later this year – one that’s powered by hydrogen instead of diesel fuel. Community Transit is the first transit agency in the Puget Sound region to conduct a pilot test of a fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) […]

Washington transit agencies to receive $388 million in federal funding

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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 […]

New Lynnwood Link extension to begin commuter travel August 30

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SEATTLE—Sound Transit announced Thursday, April 4, that passenger service on the Link 1 Line will begin to Lynnwood on August 30, 2024. The 8.5-mile segment will add four new stations: Shoreline South/148th St., Shoreline North/185th St., Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood City Center. During peak hours, trains will run approximately every eight minutes. Community Transit and […]

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

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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 […]

Economic Alliance shares forecast for Snohomish County, presents awards

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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 […]

Transportation update: Lynnwood Light Rail and Swift Orange Line

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EVERETT—The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County held a Coffee Chat event with local leaders on February 6 to discuss key transportation projects within Snohomish County, including the Lynnwood Link Extension, offering an update on developments shaping the county’s transportation landscape. The event was hosted by Wendy Poischbeg, Interim President and CEO of the Economic Alliance, […]

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