Reduced commuter service on Presidents Day

Service change takes effect that day; minor trip changes and increased on-time performance
Feb 05, 2014

Community Transit commuter buses to downtown Seattle and UW will be on reduced schedule on Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of Presidents Day.

Community Transit service to downtown Seattle will be limited to Routes 402, 413 and 421. University District service will be limited to Route 855.

All Community Transit local buses in Snohomish County, including Boeing routes, will be on regular schedule. Sound Transit buses serving Snohomish County will also be on regular schedule.

Both the Customer Information phone line and the RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center will be open regular hours on Presidents Day.

Service Change

Monday, Feb. 17, is also the first day of the new service change for Community Transit buses.

No major route changes will take place, but some trip times may change. Please check new Bus Plus schedule books on buses or online at www.communitytransit.org.

Some changes to look for this service change are:

• Ash Way Park & Ride Bays 2 & 3 have been consolidated. New construction allows for more buses to pull up, shortening wait times.

• Route 410 will now stop at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station. This opens up a new connection between MLT and south Everett.

• Route 435 southbound buses will leave Mill Creek 5 minutes earlier, but maintain the same departure time at Canyon Park. This schedule will better match existing traffic.

• Route 821’s first southbound trip will leave Marysville 7 minutes earlier.

Sound Transit service operated by Community Transit will have minor changes:

• Some evening Route 512 northbound trips will depart from Seattle a bit earlier than currently scheduled.

• An early morning Route 512 southbound trip was added on Saturdays.

• Route 513 will have an additional southbound trip on weekday mornings

While most riders will not be impacted this service change, a lot of work has gone on behind-the-scenes to help improve the on-time performance of buses.

Extra vehicles have been added to key routes at certain times of the day to keep trips on time. More “schedule maintenance” and other service improvements are expected later this year.

Community Transit is responsible for providing transportation options for Snohomish County residents, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options.

Call Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org.

You can also read their blog at www.communitytransit.blogspot.com, visit their Facebook page or see them on YouTube.

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