Do You Care About Local Bus Service In Everett?

March 5, 2018

Everett Government

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If you have an interest in transit service within the Everett city limits you will want to weigh in on this.

Right now Everett Transit is in the process of trying to determine the long-range future of bus service in Everett, Washington. Everett is the only city in Snohomish County with its own local transit system. Community Transit runs bus service to and from Everett to various parts of Snohomish County while Sound Transit runs bus and train service between Everett and Seattle. The Mayor can adjust service and modify schedules while the Everett City Council is charged with establishing fares and putting tax rate proposals before voters.

Everett Transit operates eleven different routes within the city limits. In addition, Para Transit service is available for those who have a disability or who are over 65 years of age and do not have another means of transportation. The local fare for adult riders (age 19-64) is $1.00, youth (6-18) 75 cents and reduced (seniors 65+ and disabled) is set at 25 cents.

The long term financial future is bleak with expenses outpacing revenues within the next four years. Options to counter the loss include eliminating Sunday service, raising fares, raising the local sales tax, eliminating some routes, being less generous with Para Transit service.

Before any changes are made the folks at Everett Transit are asking for input on their long-range plan. A public Question and Answer session is set for Wednesday March 7th 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Everett Station. You can also read the long range plan and take a survey here.

Everett Transit says the long range plan services three main goals

  • Identify future transit service
  • Determine funding options for future service
  • Establish a set of service standards

You can click here to visit the Everett Transit website to learn more about all of the operations, apply for a job with Everett Transit or read the long-range plan.



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