May 22, 2013
Community Transit buses will not operate on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The Community Transit RideStore and Customer Information phones will also be closed. Sound Tran...
May 14, 2013
Temporary move for last NB stop on Route 421 Effective Thursday, May 16, 2013, the last stop on northbound Route 421 (located on eastbound Grove Street, just east of Cedar A...
Apr 25, 2013
As of Friday, April 26, 2013, Stop #1518 at southbound Hwy 99 & Gibson Rd. will be permanently relocated due to a WSDOT construction project that begins Monday, April 29. ...
Apr 8, 2013
The baseball season has arrived! When the Seattle Mariners play weekday home games at Safeco Field, buses into and out of Seattle are often delayed. The delays may get worse...
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Community Transit budget documents are provided here to give easy access to important information about agency revenues, expenditures and financial status.
Community Transit's 2013 Proposed Budget has been presented to the Board of Directors and will come up for final consideration at its Dec. 6 meeting. You can review the proposed budget summary here and view previous years' financial documents below.
In Washington state, voter-approved sales taxes are the primary funding source for public transportation.
The residents of Snohomish County have voted for transit on many occasions over our 35-year history. Thanks to that support, Community Transit receives 0.9 percent sales tax revenue within our service district, the maximum authorized for transit agencies under state law. That's 9 cents of every $10 purchase. Sales tax revenues usually account for 65 to 70 percent of Community Transit's operating budget. Due to the recession, sales tax collections have dropped about 20 percent since 2007.
As revenues declined, the agency took steps to balance the budget:
Since 2007, Community Transit has saved $33 million through cost-containment measures.