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 18 fixed-route
38 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 3:45am to 8:30pm, Monday through Friday, and from 7am to 7pm on Saturday. The buses do not operate on 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
    • Route 1 "Southbound" - Oak Harbor to Clinton, via Coupeville, Greenbank, South Whidbey State Park, Freeland, and Bayview.
    • Route 1 "Northbound" - Clinton to Oak Harbor, via Bayview, Freeland, South Whidbey State Park, Greenbank, and Coupeville.
      • Route 1 "Northbound Express" - Clinton to Oak Harbor, via Bayview, Freeland, Greenbank, and Coupeville. (Reduces travel time to 1 hour).
  • Route 2 "West Oak Harbor" - Loop around west and north Oak Harbor, serves NAS Whidbey.
  • Route 3 "East Oak Harbor" - Loop around east Oak Harbor, and Whidbey Island NAS enlisted housing.
    • Route 411W "County Connector" - Oak Harbor to March's Point Park & Ride
  • Route 5 "Saratoga Loop" - Langley to Freeland and the Honeymoon Bay community, via Saratoga Rd.
  • 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") - Clinton to Freeland, via Langley and Bayview.
  • Route 8 "Scatchet Head" - Clinton to Bayview, via the Scatchet Head community and Langley.
  • Route 9 "City Shuttle" - West Oak Harbor.
  • Route 10 "City Shuttle" - East Oak Harbor.

Saturday[edit]

  • Route 1
    • Route 1 "Southbound" - Oak Harbor to Clinton, via Coupeville, Greenbank, South Whidbey State Park, Freeland, Bayview, and Langley.
    • Route 1 "Northbound" - Clinton to Oak Harbor, via Langley, Bayview, Freeland, South Whidbey State Park, Greenbank, and Coupeville.
    • Route 411W "County Connector" - Oak Harbor to March's Point Park & Ride
  • Route 12 "City Loop"

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.


Saturday[edit]

  • Route 3 "Stanwood" Terry's Corner-Stanwood
    • Route 411C "County Connector" - Camano to Mt. Vernon.
  • Route 5 "Camano Loop"

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