Good news! A rebounding local economy in Snohomish County may give Community Transit the capacity to increase transit service by 20 percent over the next six years.
Bad News! These service increases would total less than half the service hours that were cut during the recession, and fall far behind the demand for transit in the county.
This news comes as part of Community Transit’s Draft Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2014-19, an annual update to the agency’s six-year transportation plan. If you are interested in learning more about revenue, service and capital program forecasts through 2019, (as well as specific plans for annual expenditures, service levels and projects), this document is a great resource. The Draft TDP is available for review at www.communitytransit.org/futureplans.
Public comment on the plan is being taken through April 10. Anyone can submit comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (425) 353-RIDE (7433).
A public hearing on the Draft TDP will be held at the monthly Board of Directors meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Community Transit headquarters, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA, 98023.