The Route Ahead | August 2019 | Community Transit News from CEO Emmett Heath

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August 2019 |  Community Transit News from CEO Emmett Heath

Evergreen State Fair Bus Route 271

Bus Route 271 at the Evergreen State Fair

Extra Evening Trips From the Evergreen State Fair

Taking the bus is the easiest way to get to the Evergreen State Fair. This year, Community Transit has additional nighttime trips to help people get home after the Fair has closed. Whether you are seeking carnival rides, concerts, fair food and fun, or you are working at the Fair, we can get you there, and back.

The Evergreen State Fair runs from August 22 through September 2 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Routes 270 and 271 (Gold Bar-Everett) will drop you off directly at the West Gate entrance, Monday through Friday. Route 271 serves the fairgrounds on weekends and Labor Day.

To learn more about extended service to the Fair visit

Community Transit Superhero, Oxy Gene

Summer Events: Next up, National Night Out Against Crime

Community Transit is at a variety of Snohomish County events this summer to spread the word about our new Swift Green Line service, answer questions about trip planning and much more. The next event on our list is the National Night Out Against Crime in Snohomish.

National Night Out Against Crime (Snohomish), August 6 Our superhero, Oxy Gene, and a Swift bus will be at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish for National Night Out Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Stop by the Community Transit booth, tour a Swift bus and learn more about transportation options, including our new Swift Green Line service with connections to Bothell, Mill Creek and Everett. The event is accessible by transit on Community Transit Route 116.

Stillaguamish Festival of the River (Arlington), August 10 Community Transit will be at River Meadows Park in Arlington to talk about employment opportunities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Learn more about our “hiring frenzy” in the story below. The Festival of the River showcases Native American traditional dance, culture and family-friendly activities.

Movies in the Park (Lake Stevens), August 15 Stop by our booth at Lake Stevens Community Park at 7:30 p.m. to ask your transit questions and learn how to plan a bus trip around Snohomish County. Then, stay for the 8:40 p.m. outdoor showing of Mary Poppins Returns. The event is accessible by transit on Community Transit Route 280.

Visit to see all of our scheduled events. Our team truly enjoys participating in these events, meeting community members, and providing information on our services in Snohomish County. We hope to see you there!

Recent Coach Operator Grads

More Service, More Jobs

Community Transit is expanding bus service and ramping up its recruitment efforts to meet the growing transportation needs of the communities we serve. We’re hiring bus drivers, mechanics and administrative positions.

On July 30, King 5 News featured Community Transit in a story about our need for drivers. With such a tight job market in the region we are looking for people who are considering making a career change. The story features a new employee that made the leap from a desk job to becoming a bus driver. 

We continue to graduate new bus drivers every few weeks. To see job opportunities available at Community Transit, visit

If you have any questions, please email

    Emmett Heath, CEO
    Community Transit