From a Community Transit News Release.
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award recognizes exceptional transportation projects with women in leadership roles
On March 7, 2019, Community Transit’s Swift Green Line was presented with the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Puget Sound Chapter.
The Swift Green Line was recognized as an exceptional project advancing transportation. The group honors projects with women in key leadership positions.
The Swift Green Line project team was led by June DeVoll, Community Transit’s Manager of Strategic Planning and Grants and Joy Munkers, Director of Planning and Development.
DeVoll served as the project manager for Swift Green Line with Munkers serving as project sponsor, providing executive leadership.
From planning through implementation, DeVoll and Munkers were supported by an internal and external team that included more than 50 women.
Swift Green Line was lauded for its role in presenting transportation solutions, such as:
- Significantly improving transit travel times: Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays, and every 20 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the Seaway Transit Center near Boeing-Everett.
- Improved transit connections: Swift Green Line will connect with Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 and Airport Rd., creating a high frequency, high-capacity transit network. The Seaway Transit Center will connect Community Transit routes with regional transit partners; Everett Transit, Sound Transit, and Boeing shuttles.
- Improved transit reliability: The Swift Green Line project included road improvements like new lanes on 128th St. approaching the I-5 overpass. This resulted in improved transit speed and reliability through the corridor. Before the new lanes and queue jumps, it took buses from 3-17 minutes to cross this busy overpass. Buses now cross the overpass going eastbound in 3-8 minutes and westbound in 3-6 minutes.
- Linking jobs and residents: Directly links 46,000 residents and 53,000 jobs and provides one-transfer connections to major regional destinations.
Community Transit will launch its second bus rapid transit line, the Swift Green Line, at noon on March 24, 2019.
Details about Swift Green Line can be found at www.communitytransit.org/swiftgreen.
Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field opening on March 24.