September 26, 2013
During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. Beginning Sept. 30, Community Transit is adding back service hours primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle.
January 22, 2013
Starting next month, bus fares will increase by 25 cents per trip. Fares for commuter, vanpool and Dial-A-Ride services will also increase.
January 10, 2013
Community Transit’s draft six-year Transit Development Plan for 2013-18 calls for the increase by 2017, while adding no significant new service growth.
October 25, 2012
Outfitting all its buses with GPS, automatic passenger counters and other technology that will improve operations, and eventually allow customers to get real-time bus information by phone, computer or mobile device.
October 15, 2012
The trips come after Community Transit drastically cut service over the past two years in response to declining sales-tax revenue. Much of that service was on local routes.
July 9, 2012
Community Transit’s lost and found receives up to 8,000 items a year. Among the more unusual items are false teeth, bicycles and cat carriers.
April 7, 2011
The 23 buses, dubbed the “Double Talls,” are replacing 60-foot articulated buses that were manufactured in 1998 and are beyond their federal replacement schedule. The vehicles will seat more passengers than the buses they are replacing, require less maintenance and less fuel than the buses they are replacing.
February 25, 2011
Board members authorized $16.9 million for the purchase of 24 40-foot hybrid buses from Gillig Corp., and $8.1 million for 10 60-foot clean diesel buses from New Flyer.
December 21, 2010
The first of four new stations were in the original plan for Swift, the agency's bus rapid transit system, which opened in November 2009, but were deferred due to funding issues.
March 8, 2010
Vehicle grant program was created by Community Transit 10 years ago to meet unfilled needs for local transportation in Snohomish County. This year’s program is timed to help offset the impact of service cuts.
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