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Everett Transit has laid out plans for some major service changes to its bus routes in North Everett and Silver Lake, slated to take place this August.

Under the new proposal, the North Everett Circulator (routes 4 and 5, which run in opposite directions in a loop around the neighborhood every hour) would be split and partially merged with existing route 17 (Everett Mall to Everett Station via Beverly Boulevard and Colby Avenue) to provide bi-directional service. The western half would become an extension of route 17 to College Station, while the eastern half would be route 4; as a result of the change, route 17 service would be extended into the weekend and run at similar times to the current route 5.

The second part of the proposal is a minor adjustment to route 7, one of the busiest routes in the city, in downtown Everett. Taking advantage of the newly-rebuilt Broadway Bridge, it would eliminate a few extra turns near Everett Station and restore the original route on Broadway used before 2012.

The third and final part of the proposal is the rerouting of all route 29 trips to serve the southern portion of Silver Lake, which is served by roughly half of the route’s trips on weekdays and a third on weekends. This would increase travel times by about five minutes, according to the current schedule.

Everett Transit is taking comments on the proposals until April 1 via an online form at EverettTransit.org, e-mail, phone calls and mail. The agency is also holding four public meetings discussing the changes, to be held at Everett Station and two other venues on the next two Wednesdays and Thursdays. The final proposal will be presented on May 13 at a public meeting to be held at Everett Station.

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Everett Station
3201 Smith Ave. Room 412 – Dan Snow Room (4th Floor)

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4 – 6 p.m.
Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch
9512 Evergreen Way – Activity Room

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5 – 7 p.m.
Everett Station
3201 Smith Ave. Room 412 – Dan Snow Room (4th Floor)

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Vintage at Everett
1001 E Marine View Dr. – Lobby

7 Replies to “Everett Transit Proposes Changes to Service in North Everett and Silver Lake”

  1. Seems that the second paragraph is not complete. “this change would also provide consistent” ????

  2. Dumb ET! Dumb, Incompetent, Misguided ET!

    Sorry, just venting about the silly/stupid service adjustments they’ve made over the last ~10 years so they could pay their portion of SWIFT.

    If this general manager would do his job instead of collecting a salary, the system would have the same service patterns as in the Mid-90’s, when they only received 3/10ths of a percent sales tax, no MVET (city systems were barred from MVET until 1998’s Ref 49?). Everything but the 15 ran 7 days a week, at least once an hour, none of this stupid 2 hour headway nonsense.

    Oh, and the 7 consistently ran every 30 minutes all day.

    1. The Swift carries almost as my people annually (1.5 million) in and out of Everett as the ENTIRE ET system carries people (2.5 million). I’d go as far as saying it’s one of the only useful routes in Everett.

  3. Late post but earlier (within the last year or so) there was a topic on how limited parking was at the South Everett Park and Ride. Expending service on route 29 could go a long way to alleviate that problem.

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