Budget & Financial Information

Community Transit budget documents are provided to give easy access to important information about agency revenues, expenditures and financial status.

The 2017 Budget (PDF) was approved by the Board of Directors on December 1, 2016.

The 2017 Budget reflects the agency's first full year of funding from 2015’s Proposition 1, with sales tax revenue expected to grow by $19 million in 2017.

Funding will go towards:

  • New bus service, more buses, and more employees to drive and maintain those buses.
  • New capital projects, most notably the Swift Green Line between Bothell/Canyon Park and Boeing/Paine Field.
  • An ambitious capital program that includes:
  • Purchase and delivery of 57 new buses, including 17 Double Talls.
  • The start of construction on the Swift Green Line.
  • Work to upgrade the agency’s wireless communication system.
  • A new camera system at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center.
  • A corridor study for the Swift Orange Line, designed to connect to Link light rail in Lynnwood.

The agency's 2017 Budget assumes operating revenue of $172 million, with operating expenses of $134 million and funding for the capital projects.

Previous years' financial documents are available below.

Sales Taxes Support Transit

Community Transit's primary funding comes from a voter-approved 1.2 percent sales tax within the service district. That’s 12 cents of every $10 taxable purchase. 

Sales tax revenue usually accounts for 65 to 70 percent of Community Transit’s operating budget. Rider fares account for about 20-25 percent of the operating budget, and grants, advertising and interest make up the remainder of operating revenues.

2017 Proposed Budget Sales Tax ChartSource: 2017 Proposed Budget