The Route Ahead | September 2017 Issue

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  September 2017 |  Community Transit News from CEO Emmett Heath

Hand Up Project Celebrates with their New Van GO Vehicle

Volunteers and staff members from The Hand Up Project pose with their 7-passenger van. The group was awarded this vehicle through Community Transit's Van GO grant program.

Agency Adds 45,000 Local Trips through Vehicle Grant Program

12 non-profit groups awarded vans to provide needed rides in their communities

Cheering teams of non-profit staff and volunteers filled the Community Transit Board room today as the transit agency announced recipients of the 13th Van GO vehicle grant program.

Twelve local community organizations were awarded Community Transit vehicles that have reached the end of their service life at the agency. Together, 10 vehicles will provide 45,000 annual trips to seniors, disabled students, at-risk youth and others who benefit from the work of these local organizations.

Since the Van GO program began in 2000, Community Transit has awarded 136 vehicles to a variety of 501c3 non-profit organizations around Snohomish County. This year, the agency awarded eight seven-passenger vans and two 16-passenger mini-buses. By state law, other Community Transit surplus vehicles are sold at public auction to help recoup the public investment.

Learn more about the Van GO Program and all of the 12 grant recipients.

View a video of CEO Emmett Heath and Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Board Secretary, as they present the first Van GO recipient at the September 7 Board Meeting.

New Bus Plus Book for September 2017 Service

New Service Starts September 24, 2017

New Boeing route from south Snohomish County, route extensions, and more Seattle trips highlight September service expansion.

Community Transit is increasing bus service by 6 percent this fall, including two routes that will serve the Boeing-Paine Field area from south  Snohomish County.

The service expansion will improve transit connections throughout the county,  add more weekday trips to Seattle and the University District, and add more  trips on Sundays.

The new changes go into effect Sunday, September 24. Updated bus schedules  will be online in early September and new Bus Plus books will be available on  buses  in mid-September.

Download a PDF of the September 2017 BusPlus Book

Preview of September Schedules

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Get Your Service Questions Answered at a Community Conversation Near You

Community Transit's Marketing & Outreach Staff has spent the summer holding Community Conversations at libraries and public gathering places throughout Snohomish County.

The goal? To answer questions about the agency, from schedules and trip planning to how to pay fares.

Summer may be ending, but Community Conversations are scheduled to continue with the arrival of the agency's September Service Change, effective Sunday, September 24-- just in time for Fall!

Staff will be at the following Sno-Isle Libraries and park & rides:

If you have any questions, please email

CEO Signature

    Emmett Heath, CEO
    Community Transit