Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 68| Swift Updates for March 15, 2019

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 Vol. 2, Issue 68

Invitation for Swift Green Line Grand Opening Celebration; Sunday, March 24

Grand Opening of the Swift Green Line; Sunday, March 24

Community Transit launches its second bus rapid transit line, the Swift Green Line, at noon on March 24. The agency invites the public to a community celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCollum Park. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities such as caricature artists, balloon animals and an opportunity to meet Oxy Gene, the Clean Air Superhero!

But that's not all, come join us for: 

  • Food trucks
  • VIP Speakers
  • Live Music
  • Giveaways

Green Week

Join us for "Green Week" on social media as we share fun stories about all things Swift Green Line.

During the week of March 18-24 visit our blog at: http://communitytransit.blogspot.com/

Check out a Swift Bus 

Community Transit will be out at Albertsons's located in the shopping center by the Mariner Park & Ride at 520 128th St SW on Monday, March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Check out a Swift bus and learn about how Swift Green Line can help you make connections you can count on. 

Information about Swift Green Line is online at: www.communitytransit.org/SwiftGreen

Seaway Transit Center

Fences Down; Construction Nearly Complete

Those driving by Seaway Transit Center may have noticed that the fences are no longer up. Construction at Seaway Transit Center is nearly complete and the transit center will be fully operational beginning March 24. Please note, stations are still under construction and are not currently open to the public until service begins.

Lighting, benches and signage are complete and crews will be out pressure washing and site cleaning next week to prepare for the opening. 

There are several features that will be completed in the weeks after the transit center opens:

  • Windscreens on bus shelters for local routes.
  • Corner entry shelter roofing.
  • Touch-up painting.
  • Permanent kiosk displays (there will be temporary kiosk displays in the interim).

Crews will work on these items during evenings and weekends.

Swift Green Line Info

The Blue and Green Connection

Eighteen new Swift buses will go into service on the Blue Line to get them road-ready for when the Green Line begins service on March 24. At that time we’ll have 33 Swift buses being used interchangeably on the Blue and Green Lines. 

Swift Green Line will connect with the Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 and Airport Rd., creating a high-frequency, high-capacity transit network. Community Transit crews will be out at Blue Line and Green Line Swift stations at Highway 99 and Airport Rd., and elsewhere on the route, assisting riders during the first few days after Swift Green Line service begins.

Service Change and Boeing Shuttle Information

There are other service changes starting Sunday, March 24, including a restructure of Boeing service.

For information about service changes including Swift Green Line, Seaway Transit Center and Boeing shuttle service, visit: www.communitytransit.org/NewService.

Swift Green Line Station Construction
Swift Green Line Station with Fence Down

Fences Down, March 18

Station Construction

Some fences are already down at Swift Green Line stations as we prepare for service to begin. All fences are scheduled to come down at the rest of the stations by Monday, March 18. Please note, stations are still under construction and are not currently open to the public until service begins.

Crews will be out cleaning the station sites next week in preparation for the launch of Swift Green Line service.

Specific Station Construction Information

Landscaping and nighttime road striping at stations may result in periodic single-lane closures, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 15. Work will continue through Wednesday, March 20.

Landscaping will continue in the weeks after Swift Green Line service begins with minimal nighttime and weekend single lane-closures. 

Stops Affected by Swift Green Line Construction

Good news! On Monday, March 18, Stop #1552 located at westbound 128th St. SE at 3rd Ave. SE will be open.

The following stops have been re-opened this week: 

  • Stop #2652 located at southbound Hwy. 527 & 153rd St. SE
  • Stop #806 located at northbound Airport Rd. & 112th St. SW

If you ride a local bus affected by stop closures or relocation, subscribing to Rider Alerts will notify you as soon as the stops are open. Subscribe for either email or text alerts (or both) at www.communitytransit.org/subscribe. To see the status of these stops without subscribing to an alert, visit bit.ly/GreenLineLocalStops.

Community Transit Live
Martin and June hosting Community Transit LIVE

Next Webcast: March 19

To watch the latest webcast and get answers to some of the questions asked during the live webcast, visit: https://www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

Want to stay in the know? Join us on Tuesday, March 19 at noon.

Spend your lunch hour with Martin and guests while they spend time giving you the latest Swift Green Line news and answer your Community Transit questions. They'll be available to answer your questions in real time, too!

If you can’t attend the live webcast, you can submit questions ahead of time and view the recording later at https://www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

The next noon webcasts are scheduled for:

  • March 19:  An expanded 45-minute webcast covering the March Service Change and upcoming Swift Green Line launch events.
  • April 9: 30-minute webcast.

Swift Green Line Info
Integrated Future Swift Network

Integrated Future Network

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

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

Swift stations will provide weather protection, seating, 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 (see map above).

The Swift Green Line will begin service on March 24.