Swift Network News: Updates Inside are Blue, Green and about to be Read All Over

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Swift Network News Masthead

 Vol. 2, Issue 53

Swift Green Line Coming Soon Banner at Station near KPOB

This Swift Green Line station in front of the Everett Union Hall on Airport Rd. is the first to don the "Swift Green Line Opening Spring 2019" banner. Expect to see more banners along the Swift Green Line corridor in the coming weeks.

Swift Blue Line News banner
Swift Station at Lincoln is newly painted as of August 10 2018

Station Repainting Project Continues Southbound 

The Swift Blue Line stations are getting a facelift this summer with a new coat of high performance paint. Fifteen of the 33 stations have been repainted and the next group of 10 are prepped and ready to be painted at a rate of two per week.

Completed and reopened on 8/10:
SB 99/Airport Rd
SB 99/148th St. SW

Beginning 8/13:
SB 99/196th St SW (Stop #2764)
SB 99/238th St (Stop #2748)

During painting, the stations will be fenced and enclosed so the work can be done quickly and in an environmentally safe manner. 

To catch a Swift bus at these locations, follow the signs to the nearby local stop -- the Swift bus will stop there. ORCA card readers and ticket vending machines will be unavailable, so please pay your fare when you de-board.

Visit www.communitytransit.org/SwiftPaint for more information and a detailed schedule.

Information about Swift Blue Line is at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftBlue.

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway Transit Center Swift Platform

Seaway Transit Center Awaiting Shelters

The future Seaway Transit Center is nearing substantial completion except for construction of the bus shelters. Parts are on their way and will be installed over the next two months.

Meanwhile, final electrical, irrigation and plumbing work is underway on site.

Offsite, along 75th Street and Hardeson Road, the City of Everett is installing new wireless traffic control boxes to be able to make real-time adjustments to the traffic signals at the transit center. This will help optimize traffic flow during peak hours and when roads are congested.

New signage has also been put up on the perimeter fencing heralding this as the site of the Future Seaway Transit Center. While the facility will be complete this fall, it will not open for service until spring 2019 when the Swift Green Line starts.

Information about the Seaway Transit Center is at www.communitytransit.org/Seaway

Swift Green Line Station Construction
Retaining Wall Under Construction at 180th

Retaining Wall Under Construction at 180th

Underground and foundation work continues at several Swift stations along Bothell-Everett Hwy, from 164th Street south to 208th Street. Over the next two weeks there will be occasional overnight saw-cutting of existing sidewalk, and setting of foundations and retaining walls at several locations, including at 180th northbound. Weekend lane closures on Bothell-Everett Hwy are expected Aug. 17-19 at 180th, 196th & 208th Streets northbound.

During the week at 164th Street, expect daytime signal work and nighttime sewer work.

Signs are being installed at stations that are fenced off to indicate the Swift Green Line opens in spring 2019!

Information about the Swift Green Line stations is online at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftStations.

Community Transit Live
Martin dreams for the Swift Green Line

Join us Live on Wednesday, August 15 at Noon

Remaining work at the Seaway Transit Center and along 128th Street at I-5 is not likely to impact the public (much), but station construction continues to move south into Bothell and work at Canyon Park has yet to begin.

Join Martin (pictured here daydreaming about Swift Green Line service) and June to discuss these and other construction-related issues on Community Transit Live Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Noon. Join us on Facebook for the live webcast, where you can ask your questions, or watch the video afterward at your leisure. Our special guest this month is a fan favorite driver, Paolo S.

View previous webcasts, provide feedback or submit questions at www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

Swift Green Line Info
Swift Green Line Construction Area Map

Construction Includes Four Areas, Several Stages

The Swift Green Line will run between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the Seaway Transit Center, which is currently under construction near the Boeing Everett plant.

Swift Green Line buses will serve 34 stations at 16 intersections and two terminals every 10 minutes weekdays, and every 20 minutes nights and weekends.

Community Transit is building the stations in stages: underground utility work, concrete platforms, and finally the station structures.

Construction began in Area 1, the northernmost part of the route, and will generally move east and south, resulting in each station being visited several times in 2018.

Swift stations will provide weather protection, seating, adequate lighting, real-time next bus signs, and a rider information kiosk. ORCA smart card readers and ticket vending machines will provide quick and easy ways for riders to pay their fare before boarding a Swift bus.

The Swift Green Line will connect with the Swift Blue Line at Hwy 99 & Airport Rd., establishing Snohomish County’s first high-capacity transit network. The network will eventually include more Swift lines and Link light rail.

The Swift Green Line will begin service in spring 2019.