Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 56 | Swift Updates for August 31, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 56

Swift Network News is returning to a bi-weekly schedule as construction projects are nearing completion. The next issue will be published on Friday, Sept. 14.

Swift canopy installation

Glass panels for Swift station canopies are installed with a specialized, self-driven lifting device.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Canyon Park Park & Ride Station Construction Begins in Early September

Canyon Park PR construction

Construction activity for the Swift Green Line station at Canyon Park Park & Ride is expected to begin as early as Tuesday, Sept. 4. 

At that time, 10 parking spaces in the southeast corner of the parking lot along 17th Ave. SE near I-405 will be permanently removed to begin work on the new Swift station. These spaces are indicated by the "No Parking" section on the left side of the map.

Later, more parking spaces in two other sections, indicated on the right side of the map, will be temporarily closed for construction. There is no date for that work at this time. 

Bike lockers have been relocated, and motorcycle parking will also be relocated. When construction is complete, bike lockers and motorcycle parking will be returned to their original location.

There will be no change to bus service during construction.

Rider alerts provide the most updated information

For the most updated information, please subscribe to electronic rider alerts based on the bus routes you ride. Visit www.communitytransit.org/Subscribe to begin receiving email or text alerts.

If you have questions, contact Customer Care at (425) 353-7433 or email riders@commtrans.org. 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this project!

Canopies coming to seven more stations

After Labor Day, crews will spend the short work week installing the canopy of the station structure (see photo) at these seven future Swift stations: 

  • NB Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.
  • SB Airport Rd. and 100th St. SW
  • NB Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99
  • SB Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St. SE
  • SB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St. SE
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. SE

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

Community Transit Live

Construction, Changes to Service and Fares are Topics of Next Webcast

Don't miss the next Community Transit Live at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

In a special 45-minute episode, hosts Martin Munguia and June DeVoll will provide the latest Swift Green Line construction updates and describe changes to bus service and fares that are coming this fall.

Grab your lunch, your internet connection and your questions, then tune in to our Facebook page next Wednesday!

Community Transit Live will return at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for another 45-minute episode with Martin and Community Transit planner Roland Behee.

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

Swift Blue Line News banner
Welcome mats at Swift stations

Welcome Mat Refresh Begins Sept. 4

Another phase of our Swift Blue Line station refresh project begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The station "welcome" mats that show riders where to stand will be refreshed.

Swift stations will remain open while this work is being done, but the Swift bus will stop in a slightly different location -- usually one bus-length past the regular stop. Please pay your fare at the station as usual, then follow posted signs to the nearby temporary stop marker (see photo) to board the bus.

The welcome mat refresh work will take one day, and four stations will be completed each work day. If weather allows, the total project should take two weeks.

Thank you for your patience!

Painting resumes Monday, Sept. 10

Now that the Swift stations at Aurora Village Transit Center and southbound Hwy. 99/204th St. SW have reopened, all southbound stations of the Swift Blue Line have received a fresh coat of high-performance paint.

Crews will spend the week of Sept. 4-7 pressure washing the final group of stations in preparation for painting. Pressure washing takes place during overnight hours, so there is no impact on service.

Painting begins on the final group of stations on Sept. 10.

Closed Sept. 10-14

  • NB Hwy. 99 and 216th St. SW
  • NB Hwy. 99 and 176th St. SW

The repainting projects is on schedule to be completed in mid-October. Find a complete painting schedule at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftPaint

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

Seaway Transit Center
Larsen visits Seaway

Congressman Larsen Visits Seaway Transit Center

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the future Seaway Transit Center on Friday, Aug. 31 to see how far construction has come since his last visit in March. (See photo, with Community Transit staff.)

The transit center is now 88% complete, with most of the remaining work focused on irrigation, fencing and landscaping.

Irrigation crews will be working along 75th St. SW for at least another week. The work requires intermittent single-lane closures between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Fencing between the transit center and the Snohomish PUD property will begin installation on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The process is expected to take up to two weeks, but will have no impact on traffic.

Landscaping is expected to begin in early fall.

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

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.