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Rider Alerts

December 9th and 16th

 

Because of the Leavenworth tree lighting ceremonies occurring on the above dates;

The outbound Route 22 buses departing Columbia Station at 2 PM and 4 PM will not service the outbound stops only, between Peshastin and the Leavenworth Safeway. They will be using North road between Peshastin and Leavenworth for the outbound portion of their runs only. They will be on regular route for the inbound portion of the run.

 

The final Route 22 (departing at 6:10 PM for these dates) will not be affected and will stay on regular route.

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Expansion Projects and Timeline

 

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Vision 2025
Since the spring of 2016, Link Transit has been engaging the citizens of our communities to determine what they would like their transit system to be.

They told us they want a more comprehensive transit system: one that operates earlier in the mornings, later in the evenings, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. They said they wanted more direct and faster service, service to more areas, and service that operates more frequently. They told us that the existing system is too limited to meet many of the needs of our region.

For regional economic growth, they feel public transportation has to meet the needs of tourism and service workers on the weekends, and for second and third shift workers for our medical, manufacturing and fruit industries.

They also told us we need more comprehensive service to provide access to affordable housing and to more fully meet the special needs of elderly and disabled residents.

Most importantly, they told us that these improvements were important enough for them to support a small increase in the sales tax.

What follows is our proposal to respond to these communities desires.

For results of the community survey conducted in May 2017: FINAL SURVEY REPORT UPDATE 11.17.pdf

More, Faster, Flexible and Community Scaled
This plan would be funded by a voter approved, 0.2% (2 cents on a ten dollar purchase) sales tax. The tax would be phased, with the first 0.1% being imposed upon the passage of the measure. The second 0.1% would be imposed in July of 2020. The funds generated by this tax would be 100% committed to the expansion and improvement of Link Transit services.

The revenues would be used as follows:
• Improvements to elderly and disabled services
• Extended hours (earlier and later service)
• More frequency (more buses per hour on major routes)
• Ridesharing services (vanpool, worker-driver services, innovative options)
• More Saturday service, Sunday and holiday service (Veterans Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day)
• New buses, improved stops, park and rides and associated capital expenses
• Improvements to sidewalks, paths and bike facilities serving transit

Specific Projects

Wenatchee and East Wenatchee Urban Area
• Create high frequency (15 minute) north-south services
• More direct neighborhood services with smaller vehicles
• Service options to serve 2nd and 3rd shift workers
• More Saturday service
• Provide Sunday and holiday service
• Sidewalk and stop improvements

LinkPlus Service (service for persons with disabilities)
• Extended hours of service
• Easier access low-floor buses/vans
• Easier to handle electronic fares
• Expanded same-day service

Chelan/Manson to Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Provide Sunday and holiday service
• Improved local service in Chelan/Manson area
• Develop a Chelan Transit Center/Park and Ride
• Sidewalk and stop improvements

Leavenworth to Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Reduced travel time by more direct route
• Provide Sunday and holiday service
• Construct Peshastin highway stop
• Construct highway stop at Hay Canyon/Goodwin Rd

Cashmere to Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Provide Sunday and holiday service
• Later service
• Develop Cashmere Transit Center/Park and Ride

Rock Island to East Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Later service
• Add Sunday and holiday service
• Develop Rock Island Park-n-Ride

Malaga to Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Later service
• Add Saturday, Sunday and holiday service

Waterville to Wenatchee
• Increase daily round trips
• Later service
• Add Saturday, Sunday and holiday service

All Areas
• Maintain low fares
• More direct routes – faster travel times
• Develop ridesharing options (van and bus pools, working with transportation network companies and vehicle sharing organizations)
• Implement electronic fares
• Smart phone information apps
• Real time arrival signs
• More energy and environmentally sound fleet

Phasing/Schedule
July 2018 
Extended hours on major routes
Increases to Saturday services to Chelan, Leavenworth and East Wenatchee
Leavenworth Shuttle (October)
Chelan Shuttle
More Link Plus service

January 2019
Saturday service to Waterville, Rock Island, Malaga
Electronic fares, real time information and Apps
New Ride Share options

July 2019
Sunday service
Extended hours in most areas
Basic access service till 1:00 am
Employer based Worker-Driver program
New smaller neighborhood buses

July 2020
New full sized buses on frequent routes
Higher frequency on major routes
Rock Island Park and Ride
Peshastin Highway stop
Hay Canyon Highway stop
Real time arrival signs
Transportation Network Company integration
Enhanced bus stops and Queue jumper (congestion reduction)

Post July 2020
Park and Rides in Cashmere and Chelan
Transit improvements on North Wenatchee Avenue
Upgraded stops on US 2/97, US 97A
Sidewalk and pathway improvements
Commute trip incentive programs

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Please Yield To Buses

YIELD TO BUSES BIG BOX ADEvery day, more and more people are riding Link Transit to get where they need to go. This means that along all our urban area routes, every few blocks a bus may stop to pick up or drop off passengers, pulling out of traffic when there is room to do so. Sometimes this is not possible depending on the configuration of the roadway and the width of the parking lane.

If you happen to be behind a bus when it is signaling to get back into traffic, we ask that you please yield to the bus. This allows the bus driver to safely merge back into traffic while maintaining their schedule for those riding the bus, and waiting further down the route for the bus to arrive on schedule. It only takes a few seconds for the bus to get moving again, and then everyone can continue safely on their way.

Our drivers and our passengers thank you for this courtesy.

 

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One Day Wanders

Activities You Can Get To On Public Transit in Chelan and Douglas Counties

Leavenworth Shoppers

Have you ever thought of taking Link Transit on a day trip to Chelan or Leavenworth, where you can eat, drink, and shop to your heart's content? Summer is just around the corner and is a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. So grab another mom and all your kids and make a day of it in Chelan, Leavenworth or Cashmere. 

When you ride the bus, you don't have to worry about parking and you can even enjoy a few glasses of local wine or a couple of steins of cold beer, and nothave to worry about driving home. Plus it is a good way to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way and to visit with friends. And kids love riding the bus!

Round trip fare is only $5.00 and buses run about every hour in each direction, and up to 4 kids aged 12 and under can ride free with each fare-paying adult.

Parking in Wenatchee is available at the Olds Station Park and Ride on Penny Road, or in downtown Wenatchee at Columbia and Kittitas. This lot is small, so there may be limited availability.

There are two routes that serve Chelan. Route 20 travels on the Douglas County side of the river through Orondo, and operates 5 trips per day Monday through Friday, and Route 21 travels through Entiat and operates 12 trips per day Monday through Friday, and 5 trips on Saturday.

Route 22 serves Leavenworth with 20 trips per day Monday through Friday, and 6 trips on Saturday.

And if you choose to stay in the Wenatchee area, there are three routes throughout Wenatchee and East Wenatchee that are fare free: Current A, B and C.

We look forward to seeing you on board!!

For more information, please contact Guest Services at 662-1155.

Things to do in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

  • Historic Downtown atmosphere
  • Unique and local shopping downtown
  • Antique shops
  • Pybus Public Market
  • Art on the Avenue
  • Wenatchee Valley Mall
  • Valley North Center

Click here for the routes that serve downtown Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

Chelan photo

Things to do in Chelan and Manson
•    Slidewaters at Lake Chelan (summer only)
•    Lakeside Park
•    Championship putting course
•    Jetski rentals (summer only)
•    Riverwalk Park
•    Unique, sophisticated shopping
•    Great local wineries and restaurants
•    Mill Bay Casino

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Chelan and Manson

Things to do in Leavenworth
•    Bavarian style festivals
•    Weekly Art in the Park
•    Bavarian themed restaurants and shopping
•    Hand crafted treasures
•    Championship putting and miniature golf
•    Icicle Junction Family Fun Park
•    River rafting (summer only)
•    Blackbird Island walking trails
•    NW Audubon bird trail
•    Carriage rides

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Leavenworth

Things to do in Cashmere
•    Small town Americana
•    70,000 square foot Antique Mall
•    Aplets and Cotlets tours and tasting
•    Pioneer Village and Museum
•    Wineries and Festivals
•    Artisan distilleries
•    Right on your way to Leavenworth

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Cashmere

 

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