Swift Bus To Increase Frequency Of Trips Along Evergreen Way

September 5, 2018

Everett

CT

More blue busses more often.

Community Transit announced today Swift Bus Service running between Everett and Shoreline will increase the frequency of runs to every ten minutes on weekdays between 6 am and 7 pm.

The Swift Blue Line, Community Transit’s highest ridership route, will see a 20 percent increase in weekday service starting Monday, Sept, 24.

The bus rapid transit line that runs on Highway 99 between Everett and Shoreline will get an additional 28 trips a day. Swift Blue Line buses will run every 10 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, and every 20 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends. More than 1.7 million riders boarded the Blue Line last year, nearly four times the ridership of any other single Community Transit route.

Swift service is one part of an ongoing expansion of Community Transit service. New changes go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 23; weekday changes will start the following day. On Oct. 1, a new fare change will go into effect raising local bus and DART paratransit fares by 25 cents.

Details on the service changes and new trip times are available at www.communitytransit.org/NewService. In addition to all the changes listed, many individual trip times are changing, so riders should check their schedules before Sept. 23.

There are several ways riders can get new service information:

  • New bus schedules are available online.
  • The online Trip Planner has data to plan trips after Sept. 23.
  • New Bus Plus schedule books are on buses and at transit information distribution outlets this week.
  • New Bus Plus book is available online as a downloadable PDF.

Riders can also ask questions about service or fare changes via live webcast at noon Sept. 5 and noon Sept. 18 on the agency’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CommunityTransit.

Service changes

Swift Blue Line (Everett-Shoreline) – Effective Sept. 24

  • On Monday-Friday, the Swift Blue Line will operate service every 10 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Buses will continue to run every 20 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends.
  • The change to a bus every 10 minutes from every 12 minutes increases service by 20 percent and improves routes connections.
  • A new early morning weekday trip in each direction will be added starting at approximately 4:20 a.m. No changes to weekend schedules.



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