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What riders leave behind on Wash. transit

Bus| 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.

Wash. transit unveils new double-decker buses

Bus| 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.
Bus| February 25, 2011

Sound Transit to add 34 alt fuel buses

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.
Bus| December 21, 2010

Wash. Community Transit opens new BRT station

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.
November 22, 2010

Calling on Your Customers to 'Buy Local for Transit'

Community Transit based in Snohomish, Wash., launched its Buy Local for Transit campaign Thursday, a long-term effort designed to encourage people to shop in their communities, strengthening local businesses and increasing local tax revenues, which supports public transportation. Community Transit gets a majority of its funding from a voter-approved 0.9 percent sales tax within its service district. For 2010, 56 percent of its budget is funded through sales tax, with the remainder being made
Accessibility| April 13, 2010

Providers Seek to Maximize Paratransit Efficiency, Cut Costs

As economic pressures continue to affect transit agencies, some are raising fares and initiating service cuts to keep budgets in line. In many regions, paratransit passengers face the greatest impact from service cuts as most rely on those services as a low-cost mode of transportation.
Accessibility| March 8, 2010

Seattle transit taking ‘Van Go’ grant applications

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.
Bus| December 8, 2009

Titan to sell ad rights on Community Transit

Gives company full control of the metropolitan Seattle market when added to its existing King County and Pierce Transit contracts.
Bus| November 25, 2009

Community Transit set to launch BRT service

Staff will be at each Swift station throughout the first few days of service to answer questions. Getting riders used to paying fares at the station, not onboard the bus, is expected to be the biggest challenge.
Bus| November 10, 2009

Community Transit to launch hybrid BRT service

Because Everett Transit only serves residents to the city line, the new BRT line will bridge transit service across Everett and south Snohomish County, eliminating an intersection where riders literally have to get off one bus, cross the street and get on another bus.

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