CT is already seeking comment on its service change for next February:
Route 112 (Ash Way Park & Ride – Mountlake Terrace Transit Center)
Route 112 buses would be routed to serve the Lynnwood Transit Center to improve connections with other buses.
Route 417 (Mukilteo – Downtown Seattle)
Route 417 buses would no longer travel on 44th Avenue W, north of 196th Street in Lynnwood. Instead, buses are proposed to travel on Highway 525 from Mukilteo to I-5, then exit at 196th Street before serving the Lynnwood Transit Center. Northbound routing would be the reverse. This proposed change would provide a peak-hour connection with Route 196.
Route 885 (Lynnwood – UW)
Route 885 trips are proposed to be eliminated and replaced with trips on Route 880. The two routes currently serve much of same corridor at different times, except that Route 880 does not serve the Lynnwood Transit Center. Riders wishing to travel between UW and the Lynnwood Transit Center could take Routes 810, 821 or 855.
In a change less likely to invite negative comments, money from Olympia and “congestion mitigation and air quality” money from the Federal Transit Administration will enable CT to add thirty trips on ten different commuter routes next year, lasting for at least three years. It’s nice that the State is stepping up to help out agencies that don’t have the special fundraising authority that King County gets.
Your best commenting options are September 6th, 3pm, 700 Hardeson Rd., Everett, or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve always thought it odd that these hearings occur outside the proper CT service area.