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Community Transit restores service it cut in 2010

Posted on September 26, 2013

Beginning Sept. 30, Everett, Wash.-based Community Transit will bring back some of the service it had to cut in 2010 because of the recession.

During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. As a result, productivity went up as riders continued using the streamlined service, but some routes suffered from late trips and missed connections.

This fall, Community Transit is adding service hours to fix many of those performance problems, primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle. The agency is also adding back some service where cuts had damaged ridership on those routes.

The new service hours are being paid for by a mix of federal grants and local sales tax revenue.

“We are so excited to be putting service back, even at such a modest level,” said Community Transit CEO Joyce Eleanor. “Our first priority is to keep the promises we have made to customers with our scheduled trips. My hope is that the economy will continue to get better so we can add even more service in the near future.”

Community Transit bus schedules will be adjusted to improve on-time performance and connections.

As a cost-saving measure, Community Transit is asking riders to take only one book or to use online schedules, if possible. Reduced orders of the printed schedule book have saved the agency more than $100,000 a year.

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