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Everett Herald: $250K in federal money to boost transit in east Snohomish County

Jordan Hansen

 Char McCain had the chance to visit family in Index this summer, a trip the 86-year-old bus rider from Snohomish doesn’t always get to make.

There are few transit options between the two towns, though a $250,000 federal grant to Homage aims to help solve the problem for elderly, disabled and low-income people. Door-to-door transit throughout the eastern reaches of the county is available through the Lynnwood nonprofit’s Transportation Assistance Program.

The grant money is intended to create more rides and transit options along U.S. 2 from Snohomish to Index, as well as Highway 522 from Monroe to Bothell. McCain heard about the program at a local senior center and has been using other routes for about three years.

“I couldn’t survive without it,” McCain said.

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