Connecting Your Future


Everett Transit's Long Range Plan
  

 Photos of Everett Transit bus and station
 


Project overview

Everett Transit has connected the city of Everett’s neighborhoods and employment centers since 1893. Now it is time to think about connecting your future. In the next 20 years, Everett’s population is expected to grow by 40 to 60 percent. It is essential that we look forward together and consider how this growth will transform our community, including the future of Everett Transit service.
 

Everett Transit is developing a 20-year Long Range Plan that will identify future transit service, establish a set of service standards, and plan how Everett Transit will serve you into the future.

Scroll down for more information about what we heard from the community earlier this year, upcoming opportunities to provide feedback, the project timeline, and related documents.

Listening to the community


  June Outreach Event
 
We conducted our first vision outreach process in June 2017, where we reached out to the community, providing information on our plan and requesting feedback through our transit values survey.

You can watch the video of our 
Visioning Workshop on YouTube.

We had over 1,000 people interacting with us either online or in person, and we received over 400 surveys that helped us understand your transit priorities and values. People told us to:

  • Keep working on our mission of local service, and
  • Focus on greater coverage and higher frequency service.
In October 2017, we reached out to the community to gather input on our frequency and coverage service options. These options outline how bus service could operate into the future in the city of Everett given growth in transit service to accommodate an anticipated increase in housing and jobs in the region. To learn more about our service options, view our fact sheet

Over 1,000 people engaged with us again during our second phase of outreach, either online or in person, and we again received over 400 surveys that helped us understand which service options community members value. You let us know that we should focus on the frequency service option but incorporate some elements from the coverage service option. 

Draft Long Range Plan



Our draft Long Range Plan is almost complete! Check back on February 28 to review the draft Plan and take our survey. 

You can also visit us in person at one of the following meetings:

Question & Answer Session
MARCH 7 | 6:30 p.m. 
Everett Station
3201 Smith Ave
Dan Snow Room (4th floor)

Presentations at other meetings

FEB 28 | 12:30 p.m.
City Council 
3002 Wetmore Ave
City Council Chambers

MAR 6 | 6:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission 
3002 Wetmore Ave
City Council Chambers

MAR 15 | 9 a.m. 
Transportation Advisory Committee
3200 Cedar St
Spada Conference Room 


MAR 26 | 4:30 p.m. 
Council of Neighborhoods 
2930 Wetmore Ave 
8th Floor Conference Room 

  

What's next?


Our goal is to develop a Long Range Plan that reflects the values and vision of our community. Your input will help us develop the draft Long Range Plan with a preferred service option that describes how Everett Transit should look in the future. We will present a draft plan for feedback in early 2018 to refine the preferred service option, balancing an efficient and cost-effective system. The final Long Range Plan will follow in spring 2018, and will also define “service standards,” which will allow Everett Transit to adapt and flex the transit network to geographic, technological, financial, and demographic changes in the future.

 

The timeline below includes major milestones for the process, including when we expect to engage the community in the conversation.
  
Long Range Plan timeline
     

Stay engaged

  • Click Notify Me to receive notifications when we make updates.
  • For questions, comments, or to request a project briefing, contact Sabina Popa at 425-257-8805 or spopa@everettwa.gov
  • Stop by and chat with us when we are out-and-about in the community. Check out our upcoming events and meetings at the top of the page. 

Translations and accessibility

  • Our web materials can be translated into over 100 languages via google translate. To translate this page into another language, click “select language” in the top right corner.
  • Alternative formats or additional translated information can be made available: 425-257-7777 or TTY relay: 711 
  • For information on Everett Transit website accessibility, click here.