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       August 2017 |  Community Transit News from CEO Emmett Heath

Swift Station at Merrill Creek Shows Swift Green Line Signage

The demonstration Swift Station at the Merrill Creek Base gives a sneak peek at  how future Swift Green Line stations signage will look.

Swift Green Line Corridor Construction Gets the Green Light to Begin

With its approval of the Swift Green Line contract for station construction at the August 3 Board Meeting, Community Transit’s Board of Directors gave the green light for staff to begin formalizing the construction schedule for the Swift Green Line corridor.

Station construction for the Swift Green Line includes: 

  • Mobilization and site work at 34 locations
  • Concrete and paving work
  • Intersection signal modifications
  • Roadway improvements
  • Station installation

Construction may begin as early as September 2017 and will continue through 2018.

Regular updates about the Swift Green Line can be found here.

Community Transit Receives State Auditor's Stewardship Award

Community Transit is First Transit Agency to Receive State Auditor's Stewardship Award

Washington State Auditor, Pat McCarthy, presented Community Transit with the State Auditor's Stewardship Award at the August 3 Board Meeting.

The award recognizes, "outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources as we pursue the shared goal of government that works better, costs less and earns greater public trust."

Community Transit recently earned its 22nd consecutive clean audit.

McCarthy, who has worked in public service for three decades, previously served as chair of Sound Transit and president of the Puget Sound Regional Council. McCarthy began her term as Washington State Auditor in January 2017.

Pictured above: (left to right) Board Chair Stephanie Wright, Washington State Auditor Pat McCarty and CEO Emmett Heath.

Coach Operator Graduates

Congratulations to our Newest Coach Operator Academy Graduates

Please join us in congratulating our newest Coach Operators, Curt Lear (left) and Aaron Gibson (right). They recently completed 10 weeks of intense training through the agency's Coach Operator Academy. A graduation ceremony was held on August 4 in the Board Room to celebrate their achievement with staff members.

The agency continues to recruit for coach operators, as well as many other positions. A list of available job opportunities at Community Transit is available here.

Pictured above: Our newest Coach Operators, Curt and Aaron, pose with Director of Administration, Geri Beardsley.

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    Emmett Heath, CEO
    Community Transit