Marin Transit

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Founded 1964
Headquarters 711 Grand Avenue, Suite 110, San Rafael
Service area Marin County, California
Service type transit bus, school bus, paratransit
Routes 28
Hubs San Rafael Transit Center
Stations Marin City: Donahue & Terners
Novato: Redwood & Grant
San Anselmo: San Anselmo Hub (Center & Sir Francis Drake)
Operator Golden Gate Transit
MV Transportation
Marin Airporter
Whistlestop
Website Marin Transit

Marin Transit is a public bus agency in Marin County, California, in the United States. Originally formed in 1964 as Marin County Transit District (MCTD), Marin Transit was re-branded on 30 July 2007 and now provides a variety of fixed-route and demand-response services using 4 contractors (Golden Gate Transit, Marin Airporter, MV Transportation, and Whistlestop).

History[edit]

Marin Transit was formed by a vote of the people of Marin County in 1964 and was given the responsibility for providing local transit service within Marin County. It has since played a key role in providing local transit service within the county through various funding sources (Measure A Funds, State Transportation Development Act Funds, fares, property taxes and Federal Section 5311 rural transit funds).[1] For a history of Marin Transit service in relation to Golden Gate Transit, click here.

Fixed-route bus service[edit]

Marin Transit serves all major cities, towns, and communities within Marin County except Muir Beach, Nicasio, and Peacock Gap (East San Rafael). Route information listed below is current as of 12 June 2016.[2][3]

See Golden Gate Transit for information on Regional and Commute bus routes serving Marin County, which have no affiliation with Marin Transit.

Regular service[edit]

A Marin Transit bus operating on Route 233 at the San Rafael Transit Center.
Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities, Communities, and Attractions Served Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
17 North-south San Rafael Transit Center Sausalito
(Ferry Terminal)
Daily San Rafael, Larkspur Landing, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Strawberry, Mill Valley, Tam Valley, Marin City, Sausalito Route 17 Schedule
22 North-south San Rafael Transit Center Marin City
(Donahue & Terners)
Daily San Rafael, San Anselmo, Ross, College of Marin, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Strawberry, Marin City Route 22 Schedule
23 East-west San Rafael
(Shoreline Parkway at Target)
Fairfax
(Broadway & Bolinas/Sir Francis Drake & Claus)
Daily Canal, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax Route 23 Schedule
23X Canal
(Kerner & Larkspur)
Fairfax Manor
(Sir Francis Drake & Glen/Olema)
Weekdays Canal, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Manor
29 East-west Canal
(Kerner & Larkspur)
Marin General Hospital Weekdays Canal, San Rafael, Larkspur Landing, Greenbrae, Kentfield, College of Marin, Marin General Hospital Route 29 Schedule
35 North-south Novato
(Redwood & Olive)
Canal
(Kerner & Larkspur)
Daily Novato, Ignacio, Northgate, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, Canal Route 35 Schedule
36 North-south Canal
(Kerner & Larkspur)
Marin City
(Donahue & Terners)
Daily Canal, San Rafael, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Marin City Route 36 Schedule
49 North-south Novato
(Redwood & Olive)
San Rafael Transit Center Daily Novato, Ignacio, Hamilton, Terra Linda, Northgate, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael Route 49 Schedule
71X North-south Novato
(Redwood & Olive)
Sausalito
(Ferry Terminal)
Weekdays Novato, Ignacio, San Rafael, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Marin City, Sausalito Route 71 Schedule
219 East-west Tiburon
(Ferry Terminal)
Strawberry
(Reed & Belvedere)
Daily Tiburon, Belvedere, Strawberry Route 219 Schedule
219F Weekdays Tiburon, Belvedere, Strawberry
228 East-west San Rafael Transit Center Fairfax Manor
(Sir Francis Drake & Bank/Olema)
Daily San Rafael, Larkspur Landing, Greenbrae, Marin General Hospital, Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Manor Route 228 Schedule
233 North-south Santa Venetia
(Vendola & Estancia)
San Rafael Transit Center Daily Santa Venetia, Marin Civic Center, Dominican University, San Rafael Route 233 Schedule
245 North-south Terra Linda
(Smith Ranch & Yosemite)
San Rafael Transit Center Daily Terra Linda, Kaiser Hospital, Northgate, San Rafael Route 245 Schedule
251 North-south San Marin
(San Marin & San Andreas)
Hamilton
(Hamilton Theatre Parking Lot)
Daily San Marin, Novato, Novato Community Hospital, Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, College of Marin (Indian Valley Campus), Ignacio, Hamilton Route 251 Schedule
257 North-south College of Marin
(Indian Valley Campus)
San Rafael Transit Center Weekdays Indian Valley Campus, Ignacio, Hamilton, Marinwood, Terra Linda, Kaiser Hospital, Northgate, Dominican University, San Rafael Route 257 Schedule

Note: Italicized locations are served on select trips only.

West Marin Stagecoach and Muir Woods Shuttle[edit]

West Marin Stagecoach routes do not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

A West Marin Stagecoach bus operating on Route 68 at the San Rafael Transit Center.
Route Direction Terminals Days of Operation Cities, Communities, and Attractions Served Schedule Information
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
61 East-west All trips:
Marin City
(Donahue & Terners)
Bolinas
(Wharf & Brighton)
Daily Sausalito, Marin City, Tam Valley, Tamalpais High School, Stinson Beach, Bolinas Route 61 Schedule
Select weekend trips:
Sausalito
(Ferry Terminal)
66 East-west Pohono Street Park & Ride Muir Woods Weekends (seasonal) Pohono Street Park & Ride, Muir Woods Route 66 Schedule
66F Sausalito
(Ferry Terminal)
Sausalito, Marin City, Muir Woods
68 East-west San Rafael Transit Center Inverness
(Sir Francis Drake & Inverness)
Daily San Rafael, San Anselmo, Sir Francis Drake High School, Fairfax, Manor, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Inverness Route 68 Schedule

Supplemental service[edit]

Supplemental routes operate on school days only.

Route Direction Schools Served Cities and Communities Served Schedule Information
113 East-west Redwood High School Corte Madera, Paradise Cay Route 113 Schedule
115 North-south St. Hilary School, Willow Creek Academy, Tamalpais High School Sausalito, Marin City, Mill Valley, Tiburon Route 115 Schedule
117 East-west Neil Cummins School, Hall Middle School, Cove School Larkspur, Corte Madera Route 117 Schedule
119 East-west Redwood High School Tiburon, Belvedere, Strawberry Route 119 Schedule
122 North-south College of Marin San Rafael, San Anselmo, Hamilton Route 122 Schedule
125 East-west Sir Francis Drake High School, Lagunitas School San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Manor, Woodacre, Lagunitas Route 125 Schedule
139 North-south Terra Linda High School Terra Linda, Marinwood, Lucas Valley Route 139 Schedule
145 North-south Terra Linda High School Terra Linda, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael Route 145 Schedule
151 North-south San Jose Middle School, Novato High School, San Marin High School Hamilton, Ignacio, Novato, San Marin Route 151 Schedule
154 East-west San Marin High School, Sinaloa Middle School Novato, San Marin Route 154 Schedule

Demand-response service[edit]

Marin Transit provides two services that do not operate on fixed routes.

Novato Dial-a-Ride[edit]

The Novato Dial-a-Ride[4] provides curb-to-curb demand-response service within the City of Novato by reservation only. Novato Dial-a-Ride, which replaced the EZ Rider service that served only portions of the city, supplements fixed-route bus service and operates to areas not served by buses, including Bahia, Bel Marin Keys, and Black Point.

Novato Dial-a-Ride operates daily. Reservations for weekday service are allowed up to seven days in advance, with same-day service available as space permits. Only same-day reservations are permitted for weekend service. No service is provided on holidays.

Marin Access[edit]

Complementary paratransit (Handicapped/disabled access) service mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is operated within Marin County using the Marin Access name.[5] Service is available to eligible passengers by advance reservation.[6]

Fares[edit]

A Golden Gate Transit local transfer (issued on routes operated by Marin Transit) that allows a 3-hour travel period within Marin County.

All Marin Transit fares, except the 6-month and yearly youth passes, are also valid on Golden Gate Transit bus routes within Marin County. The Muir Woods Shuttle has special fares, which are described below.

Fare category Cash fare Clipper 1-day pass 7-day pass 31-day pass
Adult $2.00 $1.80 $5.00 $20.00 $80.00
Youth (ages 5 through 19) $1.00 $1.00 $2.50 $10.00 $40.00
Senior (ages 65 and over), Disabled (Handicapped/disabled access), or Medicare $1.00 $1.00 $2.50 $10.00 $25.00
Child (ages 4 and under) Free (maximum of 2 when accompanied by adult)
Transfer Free upon fare payment Automatically included N/A

Note: Clipper is not available on the Muir Woods Shuttle.

The fares and payment policy on the Muir Woods Shuttle (Routes 66 and 66F) differ from other Marin Transit routes. The adult (ages 20+) round-trip fare is $5.00 and is collected at the Muir Woods Visitor Center in addition to the park entrance fee. A receipt must be shown upon boarding the bus for the return trip. The youth fare (ages 19 and under) is free.

The Marin Access fare is $2.00 or $2.50, depending upon the origin and destination of the trip.[7]

Youth Passes (available for $175.00 for 6 months and $325.00 for one school year) are available to youths ages 5 through 19. The pass allows unlimited rides on any Marin Transit route. However, unlike other Marin Transit fare media, the passes are not valid on any Golden Gate Transit bus routes.

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