Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 59 | Swift Updates for Oct. 12, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 59

Seaway greenery awaiting planting

Trees, shrubs and groundcover plants await planting at the future Seaway Transit Center.

Seaway Transit Center

Plants to Cover One-Third of Transit Center

The arrival of truckloads of plants at the future Seaway Transit Center has infused a lot of green into the site, a softening contrast to the concrete of the driveways and bus lanes.

Dozens of trees, hundreds of shrubs and thousands of groundcover plants will eventually cover an acre of the site, one-third of the entire transit center.

The eastbound right lane of 75th St. will close as needed to make room for landscaping crews. Bus service will not be affected.

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

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Crews Focused on Electrical and Concrete Work

Over the next two weeks, electrical and concrete crews will be at several different construction sites of future Swift Green Line stations.

Electrical work is planned for stations on Airport Rd. and on southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 208th St. Concrete crews will install curbs, sidewalks and platforms on southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 180th St. and 196th St.

On southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 164th St., crews have finished working on the sewer and storm drains, and are now focusing on building a retaining wall for the station. This work will take two weeks, beginning with nighttime excavation (scheduled for the night of Oct. 14 and Oct. 15) then daytime setting and pouring concrete for the wall.

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

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Swift Blue Line Wetmore Station

Only One Week to Go

Crews have been working on the 33 Swift Blue Line stations since June, revamping them with refreshed welcome mats and a new coat of bright blue paint.

The project is now nearly complete, with only two more stations left to paint.

Reopened now (Oct. 12)

  • NB Evergreen Way at Casino Rd.
  • NB Evergreen Way at 50th St.

Closed Oct. 15-19

  • NB Evergreen Way at Madison St.
  • NB Wetmore Ave. at Pacific Ave. (pictured)

While a station is being painted, it is enclosed and fenced. Riders board their Swift bus at a nearby temporary stop and pay their fare when they deboard. 

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

Community Transit Live

Next Live Webcast: Oct. 23

In the next webcast, Community Transit Live hosts a special guest from the agency's recruiting team.

The team, now working from a new location near Everett Mall, is hosting a job fair on Oct. 24.

Join us at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23 to hear what it's like to work at Community Transit and what the job fair will offer prospective applicants (and, of course, get the very latest updates on Swift Green Line construction).

Bring your lunch and your questions to www.facebook.com/CommunityTransit.

If you can't make it, the video will be posted on Facebook right away; a captioned version will be available by the end of the week.

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.