Snohomish County residents will soon have another transit option.
Community Transit will launch its Swift Green Line on Sunday, connecting Canyon Park in Bothell to Seaway Transit Center near Boeing in Everett.
“We’re hoping this will make it a lot more attractive for people who don’t now use transit to ditch their cars and try transit,” said Martin Munguia, spokesperson for Community Transit.
Buses will operate every 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and every 20 minutes on early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Community Transit promises it will be a quicker experience for travelers, because riders pay at the station before boarding the bus. Buses also make stops at each station, no cord pulling required.
The Green Line intersects with the Swift Blue Line’s Highway 99 station offering riders a transfer option to Aurora Village or Everett Station. It also passes by Paine Field’s new commercial passenger terminal, which launched service earlier this month.
“All along that corridor there’s a lot of retail, a lot of apartment complexes, so we know that area is ripe for high ridership on a frequent route,” Munguia said.
The Blue Line, which launched service is 2009, is Community Transit’s most popular line and sees 6,000 travelers per day. Munguia expects the Green Line to have similar success.
Plans are already in the works for the Swift Orange Line, which go from Mill Creek to the Lynnwood Transit Center. That line will connect with the future Lynnwood Link Light Rail Station, which is expected to open in 2024. Munguia says that the Orange Line will be operational when light rail opens.