Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 61 | Swift Updates for Nov. 9, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 61

Station Progress One Year Later

Stations in various stages of completion along the Swift Green Line route.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

One Year Later...

Construction on the stations that will serve the Swift Green Line began Nov. 12, 2017, with crews breaking ground on the stations located on Airport Rd. west of Hwy. 99.

A year later, these stations will be the first to receive ticket vending machines, next bus signs and ORCA card readers. Crews will install these electrical fixtures then return later to add windscreens and seating.

Lane closures at Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 164th St. SE

The final in-lane bus pad for Swift Green Line is scheduled to be installed on southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 164th St. SE. Concrete bus pads are hardier than asphalt and better suited for the frequency of Swift service.

If weather allows, work will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. One lane will be closed until the work is complete; a second will close as needed.

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

Community Transit Live
Seaway project manager Dan Jerome

Nov. 12 Webcast to Feature Virtual Tour of Seaway Transit Center

On Monday, Nov. 12, Community Transit Live will feature a virtual tour of Seaway Transit Center from Dan Jerome, the transit center’s construction project manager.

The webcast begins at noon — bring your lunch and tune in as Dan tells the story of how a “giant pile of dirt” became the agency’s newest transit center and northern terminal of our second bus rapid transit line.

In addition to the tour, agency spokesman Martin Munguia will provide Swift Green Line construction updates and live answers to your questions.

View the webcast live at www.facebook.com/communitytransit or return later to watch a recording.

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

128th Street Project

Finishing Touches: Landscaping

New right-hand lanes on 128th Street approaching I-5 from either direction have significantly improved travel times over the freeway since they were completed last summer — especially for emergency vehicles.

With cooler weather better for planting shrubs and trees, crews will return to the east side of the project to finish planting the rain garden at the corner of 128th and 3rd Ave. SE. Over the next few weeks, crews will plant native landscaping and place wildlife habitat logs. They will also plant shrubs along the north side of the sidewalk.

Information about the 128th Street project is online at www.communitytransit.org/128th.

Community Events
Veterans Day

Swift Buses on Parade

In November and December, Community Transit's Swift bus will participate in two Mill Creek holiday parades, along with transit superhero Oxy Gene:

Nov. 10
Mill Creek Veteran's Day Parade
Parade starts at 11 a.m.

Dec. 1
Santa's Coming to Town at Mill Creek Center
The Santa parade starts at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Community Transit information booth and carriage rides until 6:30 p.m.

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway's first bus shelters

Final Striping of Seaway Blvd. Planned for Nov. 10

In an effort to take advantage of unusually dry November weather, construction crews plan to place permanent lane stripes on Seaway Blvd. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Seaway Blvd., from 75th St. SW to about 600 feet south, will be closed one or two lanes at a time beginning at 6 p.m.

Temporary lane stripes will be removed and replaced with sturdier permanent striping. Traffic control and Everett Police Department will assist in the process, which should be complete by 5 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Bus shelters installed

Steel frames for the first two of six bus shelters at Seaway Transit Center have been installed (see photos).

Each shelter frame has structural columns and cantilevered outrigger arms that will support roofing and lighting to be installed later.

Other amenities to come include glass windscreens, benches, leaning rails, and rider information kiosks.

Live sneak peek on Monday

Community Transit Live will include a sneak peek at the nearly completed transit center. Tune in to our Facebook page at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, to hear from the Seaway project manager, Dan Jerome. He’ll give a virtual tour of the transit center and answer questions about the service and amenities it will offer.

If you can’t make the live webcast, visit www.facebook.com/CommunityTransit at your convenience to watch the recording.

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.