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March 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Sound Transit to add double-decker buses in 2015

Sound Transit is about to buy five double-decker express buses, similar to the popular Double Tall fleet operated by Community Transit. Transit-board members will vote Thursday on a $5.1 million purchase, including taxes and contingency.  These five will run only on Sound Transit’s routes from Snohomish County, where Community Transit employees will drive and maintain them. Each…

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December 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Friday night’s commute to flow like figgy pudding

Plan ahead, fellow travelers. Friday evening’s commute likely will be among the worst of the year, while the Great Figgy Pudding Streetcorner Caroling Competition uses the junction of Fifth Avenue and Pine Street at 5 p.m.  An estimated 10,000 people are expected to join the merrymaking. A year ago, bus commuters heading to Snohomish County were…

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November 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Man’s body found in Lynnwood Transit Center restroom

The body of a man was found Tuesday in a restroom at the Lynnwood Transit Center/Park and Ride, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tells Times news partner LynnwoodToday.com. The Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over Community Transit facilities, was alerted to the body around 5:30 p.m. Detectives do not think there is anything suspicious about the death. The Snohomish…

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January 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM

New schedules for Community Transit now online

Community Transit is now online at www.commtrans.org. The Snohomish County transit agency is eliminating nine routes, and will reduce trip frequency on nearly every bus route in an effort to reduce costs. The changes, driven by a drop in sales-tax revenue caused by the recession, will take effect on Feb. 20. Questions about the route changes…

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