May 27, 2016
On Monday, May 30 from 9:40 a.m. to 11 a.m., Main St. in Lake Stevens will be closed between 18th St. NE and 20th St. NE for a Memorial Day Flag Ceremony. ...
May 17, 2016
18-Month Yesler Bridge Project Begins Monday, May 23: Be Prepared for Reroutes and Stop Closures Starting Monday, May 23, two stops will be clo...
Mar 14, 2016
Starting Wednesday, March 16, the following stops along Darrington Street will be closed while reconstruction work takes place: Stop #1354, Southbound Emens Ave, south o...
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Over the past three decades, Community Transit has grown from a small, local bus service into a leader in providing transportation options for the Puget Sound region.
From a thriving vanpool program to Swift (the state's first bus rapid transit line), Community Transit has been at the forefront of helping Snohomish County residents to think transit first.
Community Transit (known then as the Snohomish County Public Transportation Benefit Area) began service Oct. 4, 1976, after voters in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Woodway, Marysville and Snohomish agreed to form their own local transit agency. With 18 leased GMC buses, Community Transit began serving seven routes in those communities.
That first year, Community Transit buses provided 951,200 rides. As one long-time driver recalled, the agency didn't have specific stops on routes back then. Drivers had to keep a sharp eye out for riders, who would flag down a passing bus.
After beginning with non-existent bus stops, the agency now serves more than 2,100 stops, including 22 park and ride lots with more than 7,355 parking stalls, including the four-story Mountlake Terrace Transit Center which opened in 2009.
Growth has been a big part of Community Transit's history. Since starting in the seven original communities, citizens in every city in the county except Everett have voted to join the agency:
Community Transit's Public Transportation Benefit Area has a population of more than half a million people (542,727 in 2014). Click on the map below for a larger view (large PDF).