Island Transit (Washington)

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Island Transit
Island-Transit-Logo.svg
Slogan Fare Free!
Founded 1987
Headquarters 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, WA 98239
Service area

Island County, WA Stanwood, WA

Mount Vernon, WA

Anacortes, WA
Service type bus service
paratransit
vanpool
Routes 15 fixed-route
36 route deviated/paratransit
90 Vanpool[1]
Stops 60+ Timetabled Stops, 400+ signed stops
Hubs Harbor Station, Oak Harbor, WA
Bayview Shopping Center, Bayview, WA
Terry's Corner, Camano Island, WA
Daily ridership 3,811 [1]
Fuel type Diesel/Unleaded
Website islandtransit.org

Island Transit is a zero-fare transit system in Island County, Washington serving Whidbey Island, Camano Island, and the cities of Mount Vernon, Washington, and Stanwood, Washington The system consists of fixed-route service, paratransit, and vanpool. It is funded by 9/10th of 1% sales tax in Island County. Prior to 2009, funding was 6/10th of 1%, which prior to 2000 was 3/10th of 1%, with additional funds coming from the Washington State Motor Vehicle Excise Tax, which was reduced to a flat $30 per vehicle by the passage of Initiative 695 in 1999. The increase from 3/10th to 6/10th of 1% was to makeup for the shortfall of funds, created by the passage of I-695. The further increase of 9/10th of 1% was passed in 2009 to make up for budget shortfalls caused by high fuel prices and increased healthcare costs. Island Transit operates from 5:45am to 8:30pm, Monday through Friday. The buses do not operate on Saturdays, Sundays, or major holidays including New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Routes[edit]

Whidbey Island[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

    • Route 1 "Southbound" - Oak Harbor to Clinton, via Coupeville, Greenbank, South Whidbey State Park, Freeland, and Bayview.
    • Route 1 "Northbound" - Clinton to Oak Harbor (opposite of South Bound run)
  • Route 2 "West Oak Harbor" - Loop around west and north Oak Harbor.
  • Route 3 "East Oak Harbor" - Loop around east Oak Harbor.
    • Route 411W "County Connector" - Oak Harbor to March's Point Park & Ride
  • Route 6 "West Beach and Keystone" - Oak Harbor to Keystone Ferry Terminal, via the West Beach community and Coupeville.
  • Route 7 "Freeland/Clinton via Langley" (or "Langley Loop") South Bound run modified (see website for details) - Clinton to Freeland, via Langley and Bayview.
  • Route 8 "Scatchet Head" - AM/PM only (Commuter run)
  • Route 10 "City Shuttle" - East Oak Harbor.
  • Route 11 "City Shuttle" West and East Oak Harbor

Camano Island[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

  • Route 1 "West" - West Side Loop
  • Route 2 "East" - East Side Loop
  • Route 3 "Stanwood" Terry's Corner-Stanwood
    • Route 411C "County Connector" - Camano to Mt. Vernon.

Cities/Communities Served[edit]

Adjoining Systems[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A Summary of Public Transportation - 2007. Washington State Department of Transportation. 2008.

Related links[edit]

Island Transit Website