Snohomish County residents looking to ditch their car for Sundays and holidays can breathe a sigh of relief for the first time in five years. June 7 marks the restoration of Sunday service for Community Transit after its massive service cuts in June 2010, thanks to sales tax revenue returning to 2008 levels as well as a 25-cent fare increase to take place in July. Sunday and holiday service will be limited to hourly headways on most local routes, with the exception of Swift bus rapid transit (20 minute headways) and rural lifeline routes to outlying communities (2 hour headways). The June changes page on their website has specific, route-by-route details, which includes minor improvements to existing local service and additional trips on commuter routes 413 and 860.
In addition to the service restoration, Community Transit has modified its local service to eastern Snohomish County with the replacement of Route 275 with Route 271 on the Highway 2 corridor and extensions of certain Route 280 trips to serve the Boeing Everett plant.
Full list of changes below the jump.
- 20 minute headways: Swift
- 1 hour headways: 101, 105, 112, 113, 116, 119, 120, 130, 196, 202, 220
- 2 hour headways: 222, 240, 271, 280
Weekday and Saturday Trip Adjustments
- Additional weekday trips added to 105, 112, 113, 115, 116, 119, 120, 196 to improve frequency and hours of service
- 2 trips added to Routes 413 and 860 during morning and afternoon peak
- 30 grant-funded commuter trips added in 2013 will be retained after grant funding runs out later this year
East County Adjustments
- Route 275 deleted and replaced by Route 271, with more areas in Monroe served by the new route; routes 270 and 271 will combine for 30-minute frequencies on weekdays between Everett and Monroe
- 2 roundtrips on Route 280 will also serve the Boeing Everett factory