LYNNWOOD — Community Transit’s new Swift Orange line service has a start date: March 30, 2024.
The Orange Line will run 11 miles between McCollum Park’s park and ride and Edmonds College. The rapid bus transit line will have stops at Mill Creek Town Center, Ash Way Park and Ride, the Swamp Creek park and ride, Alderwood Mall and then the college.
Once the Lynnwood light rail is up and running in fall 2024, the bus will also stop at Lynnwood City Center Station. Connection to light rail is a large part of Community Transit’s goals moving forward.
It will also connect to Community Transit’s Swift Blue and Green lines.
The Orange Line project cost $83 million, using $67.9 million in federal funds and $5 million in state funding.
Buses on Swift lines arrive every 10 to 12 minutes on weekdays and every 15 to 20 minutes on early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Swift charges the same fare as other local buses, $2.50 per ride. An ORCA card can be used on the bus.
“The addition of the Swift Orange Line will open up a new world of possibilities for people who are looking for faster and easier ways to get around our county, the region, and beyond,” Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz said in a press release Thursday. “Swift is truly the backbone of Snohomish County’s transit system with its high-capacity buses, accessible features, and iconic stations.”
Jordan Hansen: 425-339-3046; email@example.com; Twitter: @jordyhansen.