Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bringing You Home with Swift Bus Rapid Transit

Mina shares her story on the benefits of being a Swift rider

Bringing You Home with Swift from Community Transit on Vimeo.

Life is always on the move for Mina, an international student at Edmonds Community College. With different classes every day, and a busy social life, she needed a commute option that was inexpensive, flexible, and fast. She hopped on Swift and has been moving ever since.

Mina, who is from Mongolia, lives in Lynnwood with her brother. Every day she walks 15 minutes from her apartment to catch Swift Blue Line to the college where she studies Computer Science. Because Swift comes every 10 minutes, she never worries about a schedule. In just a few minutes the bus will arrive. Mina's commute is fast; just a quick 10 minute ride and she arrives at College Station.

Swift Blue Line is a bus rapid transit line that runs along Highway 99 between Aurora Village and Everett Station. Most of Mina's friends also use Swift to get to school and to support businesses along Highway 99. "We take the bus because we don't feel that cars are necessary since the bus comes to most of the area. We hang out, go to eat, go to karaoke."

Mina doesn't drive, and Uber is too expensive for her to use regularly. She doesn't mind since she feels safe and confident in Swift, "I don't have to worry about safety; it's really safe. And also I don't drive so I can study just while riding the bus, and I can hang out with my friends."

Want to get in on the Swift action? You're in luck! Our Swift network is expanding beyond Highway 99. Swift Green Line will open in March 2019 and will run from Canyon Park/Bothell through Mill Creek to the new Seaway Transit Center near Boeing/Paine Field. Swift Green Line will connect with Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 and Airport Road, creating the region's first bus rapid transit network for travel in South Snohomish County and beyond.

Swift, bringing more connections and more opportunities to keep you moving.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Take Your Ballot on the Bus

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Consider taking the bus to a ballot drop-off location near you. Don't let lack of transportation keep you from voting. You can take the bus to any of 17 ballots drop boxes in Snohomish County.

Tuesday November 6, is Election Day. If you prefer to drop off your ballot than mail it in, there are 18 Snohomish county ballot drop box locations-- check out this handy list published by The Herald.

Community Transit has service that takes you near 17 of the 18 drop-box locations with bus stops located approximately 2-3 blocks from these locations. Take a look at the list below and click on the route for service details.

Please note that the deadline for ballot drop-off is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, so make sure to note service times for your particular route.

Drop Box Location
Community Transit Route
Arlington: 135 N. Washington Ave. Route 106, 120, 220, 230
Bothell: 22833 Bothell-Everett Highway Route 105,106, 120
Edmonds: 650 Main St. Route 116
Everett: Rockefeller Avenue and Wall Street Swift (Wetmore Station), 510, 512
Everett: 1402 SE Everett Mall Way N/A
Everett: 600 128th St. SE Route 105106, 109, 115, 810, 860
Fifth and Orchard Route 270, 271
Granite Falls: 815 E. Galena St. Route 280
Lake Stevens: 1800 Main St. Route 280
Lynnwood: 19100 44th Ave. Route 112
Marysville: 1049 State Ave. Route 201, 202
Mill Creek: 159th Place SE and Mill Creek Boulevard Route 105, 115
Mountlake Terrace: 23300 58th Ave. W Route 119, 130, 810, 871
Mukilteo: 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Route 113
Smokey Point: 3300 169th Place NE Route 201202
Snohomish: 311 Maple Ave. Route 270271, 424
Stanwood: 9701 271st St. NW. Route 240