Community Transit draft plan would run Swift Blue Line to Shoreline North Transit Station

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Swift Blue Line
Community Transit in Snohomish county has released its draft 2019-2024 Transit Development Plan and is seeking public comment through October 31, 2019.

Priorities of the plan include access and connectivity to Sound Transit’s Link light rail, with a focus on expanded service.

The draft plan includes a Swift Blue Line extension which would extend 1.8 miles south along Aurora Avenue to the Shoreline North 185th Link light rail station.

The Swift Blue Line currently comes into the Aurora Village transit center on N 200th. The City of Shoreline has long made overtures to CT to bring the Swift line to the park and ride at N 192nd on Aurora, but CT was not responsive.

Swift Blue Line has run from Everett to Shoreline's Aurora Village transit center since 2009, provides about 5,500 rides each weekday, and served more than 1.75 million passengers in 2018.

At the Aurora Village transit center, riders can transfer to Metro routes to three colleges, express runs to downtown Seattle, and multiple other destinations in King county.

The Draft TDP was presented to the Community Transit Board of Directors October 3 and is available for public comment through October 31. The report can be found online.

Public comment may be made in several ways:
People can offer their comments before the Board of Directors at a public hearing at 3pm, Thursday, November 7, 2019 in the Community Transit Board Room, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett.


Unknown October 7, 2019 at 9:23 PM  

Actually, the City of Shoreline was trying to get the agency to run its buses to Shoreline Community College due to the number of its students that come from Snohomish County, but they got no traction. Let's hope that the city and citizens are more successful in station locations, specifically since Aurora Village will be bypassed under this new routing that at least there can be a pair of stations at North 200th so that folks can still access the routes that go there as well as the businesses at Aurora Village.

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