We want to hear from you!

During 2020, we are planning the future of transit in Everett. We want to hear about your transit values and priorities.

On this webpage, you can learn about Rethink Everett Transit, a planning effort helping the City of Everett plan future transit, and share your thoughts by taking the brief survey below.

Why is this planning needed?

Everett is growing, with the population expected to increase by up to 60% in the next 20 years. The city’s goals include supporting the transportation needs of this growing population and business community.

To help accommodate growth, the Everett Transit Long-Range Plan was finalized in 2018. The plan defined objectives for Everett’s transit planning through 2040. Everett Transit engaged more than 2,000 community members during the development of the plan.

Since adoption of the plan, it appears funding for transit will not be enough to meet Everett’s growth goals. The City of Everett has identified three options for managing future transit service in Everett:

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Option 1 - Growth: Follow the "Growth Option" from the Everett Transit Long-Range Plan, which would require asking voters to increase the transit sales tax from its present level of 0.6% (6 cents on a $10 taxable purchase) to 0.9% (9 cents on a $10 taxable purchase) in Everett. This option would allow for those revenues to be invested in sustaining and improving transit mobility within the city.

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Option 2 - Growth through consolidation: Explore a consolidation and annexation of the City of Everett into the taxing and governmental boundaries of Community Transit. This option would require asking voters to approve the annexation into Community Transit. Under current law, this would increase the transit sales tax from its present level of 0.6% (6 cents on a $10 taxable purchase) to 1.2% (12 cents on a $10 taxable purchase) in Everett. This option would allow those revenues to be invested in improved transit services in Everett and integration with countywide transit.

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Option 3 - Current system: Explore the outcomes of maintaining the current transit tax rate of 0.6% (6 cents on a $10 taxable purchase). No new revenue would be invested in transit service.

Project timeline

2018

  • Long-Range Plan adopted

2019

  • Workshops on future transit options

Spring - Summer 2020 (We are here)

  • City begins process to evaluate transit options
  • Public outreach to gather feedback on transit values

Summer - Fall 2020

  • City conducts technical analysis of transit options
  • Public outreach to gather feedback on future transit options
  • Public outreach and technical analysis shared with City Council

Fall 2020

  • Public outreach to share future transit options results
  • Public outreach and technical analysis shared with City Council

2021

  • City Council evaluates transit options

Help shape the future of transit

The following questions will take only a few minutes to answer and are anonymous. Your input, along with technical analysis, will help City Council understand community priorities as they decide on an approach for managing future transit service in Everett.

Share your input

If you have questions, please email ETmail@everettwa.gov or call 425-257-7777.