Starting Monday, Edmonds commuters who use the Highway 99 corridor between Aurora Village and Everett can take advantage of Swift service with 12 stations instead of the usual 50 stops.Â To celebrate, Community Transit is hosting a community celebration at the Crossroads Station, Highway 99 and 196th Street in Lynnwood, from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Known as bus rapid transit, or BRT, the Swift system includes two stations in Edmonds â€“at 238th Street Southwest (at the Aurora Marketplace/Safeway going southbound and the Family Pancake House northbound) and at 216th Street Southwest (just a block east of Stevens Hospital).
Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on nights and weekends. The route now has 10 miles of transit signal priority intersections, which means that the green light will be extended at intersections for a few seconds to keep the buses on schedule. Find more information about Swift here.