Lots of things get left behind on Community Transit buses
And a lot more is getting left behind these days, with more bus service being offered.
“We handle about 10,000 items per year now,” said Matt Coomes, RideStore supervisor, in a Community Transit blog post.
That’s up from about 8,000 items per year as reported a couple of years ago.
Bicycles are one of the most common items left behind. But there’s a lot more. Phones, umbrellas, glasses, IDs. A little over one-third will get reclaimed by their owners.
Lost items make their way to the RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center.
Because of lack of space, bikes are held for 10 days before turning them over to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office as lost property. Other items are held for 14 days before being destroyed or donated.
If you leave an item on a Community Transit bus or Snohomish County Sound Transit bus, contact the RideStore at 425-348-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If your item is found, it will be ready for pick-up after 8 a.m. the next business day at the RideStore, 20110 46th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
For items lost on a Sounder train, check with the Sound Transit security office at Union Station in Seattle; call 888-889-6368 (menu option 7, then 1).
For Everett Transit’s lost and found, call customer service at 425-257-7773. Items found on an Everett Transit bus and delivered to the Customer Service Center at Everett Station (3201 Smith Ave.) should be available for pick-up the next business day after 10 a.m.