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Topic: Community Transit Snohomish County

  Sound Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was formed in 1993 by the Snohomish, King, and Pierce County Councils.
Sound Transit's bus fleet is operated by local transit authorities Community Transit, Metro Transit, and Pierce Transit.
Sound Transit will eventually run up to 18 daily round tips from Tacoma and 4 from Everett to Seattle once all trackwork is completed by BNSF Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sound_Transit   (254 words)

 Snohomish County Business Journal
By 2007, Snohomish County’s diesel-powered “working wheels” — from buses and semi-trucks to bulldozers and excavators — will be required to meet new local and national sulfur standards designed to eliminate 90 percent or more of today’s toxic exhaust gases and fine particulates.
Community Transit is already running its 308-bus fleet on the new cleaner-burning diesel fuel, adding to operating costs, but “the overall benefit to the people of Snohomish County is priceless,” said transportation agency spokesperson Tom Pearce.
Community Transit also has begun installing retrofit devices on some of its buses to recirculate and reburn fine particulates in preparation to meet the 2007 EPA diesel-engine exhaust standards, he said.
www.heraldbusinessjournal.com /archive/dec02/dieselfuel-dec02.htm   (999 words)

 Snohomish County Community Transit Plans Rapid Bus Service along 99 in WA - Top Transit News | MassTransitMag.com: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Community Transit is calling the system Swift, with a logo that looks like a fast bird.
In Seattle and other parts of King County, there has been talk of bus rapid transit, but the funding hasn't come together, and the planning isn't as far along as in Snohomish County, Community Transit spokesman Martin Munguia said.
Adding rapid transit along Highway 99 could increase ridership by about 50 percent, from 4,300 boardings a day in 2004 to about 6,600 boardings a day in 2008, according to a study of the project.
www.masstransitmag.com /article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1311   (506 words)

 RATG: Community Transit Information
DART is operated by Senior Services of Snohomish County and provides ADA paratransit service for Community Transit service area.
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee is a Community Transit Board-appointed committee composed of Community Transit riders and one Community Transit driver.
Forums are scheduled at park and rides and transit hubs throughout the county to gather input and answer questions for passengers.
www.findaride.org /ratg/community_transit.php   (459 words)

 Seattle Transportation Resources: Transit, Shuttles, Airlines, Ferries, Trains, Maps, and more
Sound Transit is charged with delivering a mix of light rail, commuter trains, and regional bus routes for King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Snohomish County's bus system, which also provides commuter service to and from downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and the University District.
Operated by the Wahkiakum County Public Works, this is a small open-deck car ferry that runs between Puget Island on the Washington side and Westport on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
www.callihan.com /seattle/seattle_transportation.html   (2979 words)

 Regional View October 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Community Transit in Snohomish County and Kitsap Transit in Kitsap County are the latest to successfully tap new funding authority passed by the Legislature in 2000.
Cohousing communities are managed by residents, who do much of the work to maintain the property, prepare common meals shared by other residents, and meet regularly to develop policies for the community.
King County's high rate of income growth compared to the other counties reflects in part the fact that King County has had strong job growth, a larger proportion of higher-paying jobs and demographic characteristics such as smaller average household sizes.
www.psrc.org /datapubs/pubs/view/1001.htm   (2494 words)

 DJC.COM: Transit may get tax help, provided by Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Kitsap Transit is levying five-tenths of a percent and is looking for ways to restore deep budget cuts.
The transit agency also is considering how to provide passenger-only ferry service, which the state is preparing to drop.
The slimmed-down version is better than nothing, said Dan Snow, head of the state Transit Association, Chuck Williams of Metro and Joyce Olson of Community Transit.
www.djc.com /news/business/11003723.html   (421 words)

 I-695 backer irked by Metro polling
John Wilson, chief of staff for County Executive Ron Sims, confirmed Tuesday that a county-hired firm is surveying 400 Metro Transit riders and 400 nonriders on various contingencies contemplated if the car-tax-slashing initiative passes Nov. 2.
For King County alone, I-695 would mean estimated first-year losses of $106 million for Metro Transit, $10 million for the Seattle-King County Public Health Department and $5.8 million for assorted agencies responsible for criminal justice services, Sims and other county officials have said.
Community Transit in Snohomish County, meantime, has scheduled 26 public meetings to describe service cuts.
www.mrsc.org /subjects/finance/695/articles/tribune1006.aspx   (702 words)

 Community Transit Online - Smile and Ride
Community Transit is frequently recognized as one of the best transit providers in the state.
Community Transit continues to implement an exciting FREE WI-FI pilot program.
Community Transit and Everett Transit are ready to fly you to work on one of seven bus routes designed especially for Boeing workers.
www.commtrans.org   (174 words)

 Transit Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Community Transit Serves Snohomish County, Washington (the next county north of Seattle) with extensive bus service.
Metro Transit Serves King County, Washington (the county Seattle is in) with extensive bus service and the Waterfront Streetcar.
Sound Transit Serves Snohomish, King and Pierce counties with high-speed rapid transit utilizing express busses, commuter trains, and now working on a light rail project called Link.
www.eskimo.com /~robertf/transit/tranlinks.html   (231 words)

Community Transit (Snohomish County) provides more than 35 percent of its bus service (1994) through one of the nation’s largest competitive contracts (more than 75 buses).
The private company’s operating employees are represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union local that represents Community Transit employees.
Private proposal costs were from 13 to 32 percent below Community Transit’s internal proposal cost, with the contract award producing 23 percent savings.
www.publicpurpose.com /ut-snoho.htm   (250 words)

 Welcome to First Transit
Community Transit is a weekday, peak hour commuter service; Sound Transit provides express service seven days a week.
As part of the contract with Snohomish County, First Transit operates and maintains 118 revenue vehicles, including 81 New Flyer articulated vehicles, 21 New Flyer Invero coaches, 17 Gillig Phantom coaches, and 8 RTS vehicles.
The First Transit staff at this location includes Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Fuelers/Cleaners, Transit Supervisors and Trainers, Dispatchers, Operations Supervisors, Management, and Administrative employees.
www.firsttransit.com /FirsttransitView.php?id=79   (99 words)

 Government Contacts
Snohomish County local and commuter bus service, with information on bike lockers, Snohomish County bike trails and more.
A King County advocacy group promoting the development of the East lake Sammamish Trail from Redmond, WA to Issaquah, WA, along a former railroad right of way.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
www.cascade.org /Advocacy/bike_transit_links.cfm   (507 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Transit services adding Wi-Fi to buses
Yesterday, Community Transit in Snohomish County launched a three-month pilot project and installed wireless Internet service on one of its routes, bus 422 from Stanwood to Seattle.
Metro and Community Transit worked with Junxion Box, a Seattle company that designed the mobile-connection device, to install small green boxes on the buses to provide Internet service.
Community Transit is paying $700 for each box and $50 a month per bus for the service.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002477153_wifi07m.html   (329 words)

 U.S. Senator Patty Murray - Murray, Cantwell, Inslee Announce $14.7 million in for the 1st Congressional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
TEA-LU, which passed the House today and is expected to clear the Senate tomorrow, sets the funding levels for highways, ferries, and transit programs for the next six years.
Communities from Bothell to Mukilteo to Kitsap County will see much-needed traffic relief from this bill.
The analysis of a 37 mile section of SR 9 traversing Snohomish County will identify high priority congestion mitigation and safety project points.
www.senate.gov /member/wa/murray/general/news.cfm?id=242044   (730 words)

 Multi-modal (bike / bus, ferry, shuttle van, train) Options: Seattle, King County and the Northwest
All transit agencies (there is at least one for each county -- see below) in the region have a front rack that carry two bikes.
SeaTac Airport is served by Metro buses #194, #174, #140, and Sound Transit buses #560 and #574.
C-TRAN - Clark County Transit, north of Portland, OR Everett Transit - Snohomish County (north of Seattle)
www.ibike.org /ibike/salish/multi-modal.htm   (1059 words)

 Fall 1995 MBS Convention
After a lunch break we went to Community Transit, in Snohomish County, north of Seattle.
Community operates express service to downtown Seattle, along with local service to county communities and the city of Everett.
After these events we were treated to a slide show of local western Washington transit companies, with the narration done by Wayne Hom, Josh Shields, and Allan Sparnne.
www.motorbussociety.org /conventn/95fall   (828 words)

 Welcome to Lake Stevens Journal online.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Located 8 miles east of Everett, in Snohomish County, Washington, Lake Stevens is named for the lake it encircles.
With so many new faces, community events like cheering for the high school teams, going to school or church related activities, and getting involved in service clubs help keep the hometown ties strong.
The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) supplies water and electricity, telephone service is provided by US West, and natural gas by Puget Sound Energy.
www.lakestevensjournal.com /lakestevens.html   (799 words)

 I-695 would mean big cuts in transit
For bus riders in King County and elsewhere the price would be high: Metro Transit officials estimate a loss of $106 million per year.
For the county's road budget, the loss due to passage of I-695 would be about $80 million over the next six years as the state's voter-approved Referendum 49 transportation program would lose its source of money.
For Metro transit to lose about one-third of its budget -- with similar losses for Pierce Transit and Community Transit in Snohomish County -- would be a huge step backward.
www.mrsc.org /subjects/finance/695/articles/pi923.aspx   (458 words)

 Legislative Issues - Funding for First District Transportation Priorities
The bill authorizes $286.5 billion in federal funding for highways, ferries and transit programs through the year 2009.
The Regional Partnership of Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties lists completion of the UW-Bothell freeway interchange as a top priority and essential to the growth of the tech and bio-tech corridors in Bothell.
The work on a 37 mile section of SR 9 traversing Snohomish County will identify high priority congestion mitigation and safety project points.
www.house.gov /inslee/issues/transportation/tea21_2005.html   (694 words)

 Jewish Federation: Jewish Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Voters approved a new transportation plan at the end of 1996, which should mean some light rail and commuter rail near the beginning of the next century.
Community Transit, Snohomish County's public transit system, serves the cities north and east of Seattle.
King County Citizens' Complaints, Ombudsman Office, 206-296-3452.Handles complaints against King County government.
www.jewishinseattle.org /JF/Resources/Guide/Services.asp   (1043 words)

 WHEELS - News and Events - Press Release
He got transit legislation enacted into law in 1974 and 1975 in the Washington State Legislature, which allowed the formation and financing of new public transit systems known as Public Transit Benefit Area Corporation.
In June 1976, by a 79% yes vote, voters in Snohomish County, Washington approved a.3% sales tax increase to finance the Snohomish County Public Transit Benefit Area Corporation (Community Transit).
Sood served as president of the Washington State Transit Association in 1982 and 1983 and served as a member of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Board of Directors in 1983 and 1984.
www.lavta.org /news/pr030205.html   (490 words)

 Northwest Hospital Commute Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Direct transit service to the hospital was very limited, and the hospital is sited on the west side of I-5, while the transit center is on the east side, with a traffic-congested connection between them.
The hospital fully subsidizes King County Metro FlexPasses and subsidizes 75% of the cost of passes for Community Transit of Snohomish County and Pierce County Transit.
Community Transit and Pierce County Transit passes subsidized at 75%
www.commuterchallenge.org /cc/dawnwhospital.html   (513 words)

 The Seattle Times: Snohomish County News: Community Transit plans rapid bus service along 99
Community Transit plans rapid bus service along 99
A sleek bird adorns the side of a Community Transit bus in this proposed look for the agency's coming rapid-transit service.
"The swift bird rarely lands or perches — it's always on the wing," said Community Transit's chief executive officer, Joyce Olson.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/snohomishcountynews/2003168337_swift02n.html?syndication=rss   (474 words)

 Economic Information: Transportation
In 2004, Sound Transit ST Express buses operated on 12 routes during weekdays serving Downtown Seattle averaging a total of 684 bus trips each weekday.
Sound Transit began regional express bus service connecting urban centers in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in 1999.
In 2004, Community Transit (Snohomish County) operated 20 routes into Downtown Seattle.
www.downtownseattle.org /content/businesses/Transportation.cfm   (621 words)

 Transportation, BCC
Community Transit - Snohomish county bus schedules and information.
Sound Transit - ST Express bus and Sounder train schedules and information.
Intercity Transit Routes - Bus schedules and information for Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County.
www.bcc.ctc.edu /aces/transportation.htm   (119 words)

 Everett and Snohomish County Community Links
Snohomish County is located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains.
The arts are flourishing in Everett and Snohomish County.
Our community college has an excellent reputation and offers two and four year degrees in many disciplines.
www.vincedecker.com /public/communityLinks.do   (823 words)

 DJC.COM: Lake Stevens transit center work to begin, provided by Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
LAKE STEVENS -- Community Transit, the Snohomish County-based transit agency, has authorized $2.5 million to build a transportation center in the Lake Stevens area.
It has hired Strider Construction of Bellingham to build the facility, which will be both a park-and-ride and a hub for local and commuter bus service.
"There's been tremendous growth in the Lake Stevens area recently, a lot of increase in residences and a lot of demand for commuter service to Seattle," said Tom Pearce of Community Transit.
www.djc.com /news/co/11155594.html   (127 words)

 WSDOT - I-405 Travel Options - Ride The Bus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Regional Trip Planner includes King, Pierce and Snohomish County bus and commuter train information.
Information about the different local transit agencies, their service areas, fares, and phone numbers.
Community transit's Rider Information line is staffed with a live operator 5:30 am - 9:00 pm weekdays and 8:30 am - 4:00 pm weekends (closed on major holidays).
www.wsdot.wa.gov /Projects/i405/TravelOptions/RideTheBus.htm   (211 words)

 Legislative Issues - House Passes Local Transportation Projects
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a transportation bill that includes crucial funding that U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee has requested for high priority transit project in Snohomish, King and Kitsap counties.
The Washington State ferry system is the largest in the country, with over 25 million riders annually — close to the number passengers that travel through Sea-Tac Airport annually.
Overall, the legislation will provide $284 billion in federal highway, transit and road safety projects through 2009.
www.house.gov /inslee/issues/transportation/house_local_projects.html   (806 words)

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