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August 17, 2009

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Marysville Park-and-Ride in Washington State

At recent ground-breaking ceremonies for Community Transit’s newest park-and-ride, located at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Grove Street in Marysville, WA, Chief Executive Officer Joyce Eleanor described the “tremendous growth in ridership” in the city and the transit system’s increase in service in north Snohomish County.

“Our three existing park-and-rides in Marysville are full every day,” Eleanor explained. “In just six years, commuter ridership between Marysville and downtown Seattle is up 34 percent.” The new facility will open later this year.

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke at the event about the important role of the federal government in public works projects. “One of our top goals is to create jobs,” he said. “That builds a foundation for long term economic growth. Investing in projects like this park-and-ride means jobs. It also eases congestion on the freeway, it eases pollution, and allows people to spend more time with their families.”

The park-and-ride will support commuter service to Everett, downtown Seattle, and Seattle’s University District with 213 parking spaces, as well as motorcycle spaces and bike lockers, and a large shelter for waiting passengers.

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