Not to be outdone by Metro, Community Transit is also boosting Sunday frequencies for several routes in their September 22 service change. In the first major change to Sunday service since it was reintroduced in 2015, Route 201 (Smokey Point–Lynnwood) will be added to the Sunday roster with hourly service from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Route 201 will supplement existing Sunday service on Route 202 to provide 30-minute frequency on their shared corridor in Marysville and Everett.
Other routs will have added trips on Sundays and major holidays, including extended service until 9 p.m. for Routes 112, 113, 116, and 280. Community Transit is also upgrading Saturday frequency on the Swift Blue Line from 20 minutes to 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Both Swift lines will also have extended hours of service, including weekday trips that begin at 4:15 a.m. and evening service on Sundays and holidays until 9 p.m.
Several routes that serve Edmonds Station and Seaway Transit Center will have modified trip times on weekdays to better serve regional connections. Routes 116, 130, and 196 at Edmonds Station will have buses scheduled to arrive 10 minutes before morning Sounder trips and leave 10 minutes after evening Sounder trips. Routes 227 and 247 at Seaway Transit Center will be adjusted to provide better transfers to Boeing’s shuttles and other bus routes.
In the coming months, Community Transit will also begin collecting feedback on the major route restructure planned around the opening of Lynnwood Link in 2024. CT spokesperson Martin Munguia said to the Edmonds Beacon that the agency plans to present potential concepts for certain routes to truncate at Northgate Station when it opens in 2021. The Northgate truncation is made feasible due to the longer timeline for Lynnwood Link (which was moved back from 2023 to 2024), but would have to overcome the physical constraints of the Northgate interchange and the station itself, which will have limited capacity during peak periods.