Skagit Transit is a public transit system in Skagit County, Washington, US. It operates 18 bus routes, as well as dial-a-ride paratransit and vanpool services across the entire county. The agency was founded in 1993 and is funded by a 0.4 percent local sales tax.
|Headquarters||600 County Shop Lane, Burlington, WA 98233-9772|
|Service area||Skagit County, WA|
|Service type||bus service, dial-a-bus, vanpool|
|Routes||18 fixed-route, 12 dial-a-bus paratransit|
|Fleet||21 fixed-route, 17 paratransit, 40 vanpool|
The Skagit County public transportation benefit area, funded by a 0.2 percent sales tax, was approved by voters in Mount Vernon and Burlington in November 1992. Bus service began on November 3, 1993, with a network of four routes serving the two cities and no fares. The cities of Anacortes, La Conner, and Sedro-Wollley were annexed into the Skagit Transit service area in 1994, followed by Bayview and Concrete in 1995.
Service was cut after the passage of Initiative 695 in 2000, and voters rejected a sales tax increase to support restored service. Skagit Transit began operating inter-county routes to Island and Whatcom counties in 2005, and expanded with a Mount Vernon–Everett commuter route in 2006 part-funded by Island Transit and the state government. The agency also took ownership of Skagit Station in Mount Vernon, which is served by Amtrak Cascades and Island Transit. A 0.2 percent sales tax increase was approved by voters in the November 2008 election, allowing for expanded service.
- Address: 105 E. Kincaid St, Mount Vernon, WA.
- Facilities: A multimodal station serviced by Greyhound, Amtrak Cascades, Bellingham Connector, Island Connector and Everett Express which connects with Sounder commuter rail in Everett.
Skagit Transit charges a regular adult fare of $1 for local routes, with a transfer card. Reduced fare for youth passengers, senior citizens, and eligible users of a regional reduced fare permit. Commuter routes, including the County Connector, cost $2 per ride. Day passes of $2 (for local routes) and $6 (for County Connector routes) are also offered.
As of the September 2017 service change.
- Route 185 - Chuckanut Park & Ride to Bow-Edison
- Route 195 - Chuckanut Park & Ride to Skagit Valley Casino
- Route 202 - Skagit Station/South MV Park & Ride
- Route 204 - Skagit Station to Skagit Valley College
- Route 205 - Skagit Valley College to Skagit Station
- Route 206 - South Mount Vernon
- Route 207 - Skagit Station to Skagit Valley Hospital
- Route 208 - Skagit Station to Cascade Mall
- Route 300 - Cascade Mall to Sedro-Woolley
- Route 305 - Skagit Valley College to Sedro-Woolley
- Route 409 - 10th & Q Street to Island Hospital
- Route 410 - Circuit of Anacortes
- Route 513 - Skagit Station to Anacortes, via Skagit Regional Airport
- Route 615 - La Conner to Mount Vernon
- Route 717 - Sedro-Woolley to Concrete
- Route 750 - Sedro-Woolley to Marblemount
- Public Transportation Division (November 2008). Summary of Public Transportation — 2007 (PDF) (Report). Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
- "Skagit Transit - Routes". www.skagittransit.org. 2012-02-07. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- Public Transportation and Rail Division (September 1997). Public Transportation Systems in Washington State, 1996 Summary (PDF) (Report). Washington State Department of Transportation. p. 99. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Lerman, Rachel (November 19, 2013). "Skagit Transit ridership hits high point in October". Skagit Valley Herald. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Hixson, Russell (December 28, 2013). "Skagit Transit celebrates 20 years of bus service". Skagit Valley Herald. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Public Transportation Division (August 2006). Summary of Public Transportation — 2005 (PDF) (Report). Washington State Department of Transportation. p. 131. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Public Transportation Division (September 2007). Summary of Public Transportation — 2006 (PDF) (Report). Washington State Department of Transportation. p. 107. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- "Direct bus service offered from Island and Skagit counties to Everett Station". South Whidbey Record. June 21, 2006. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Schwartz, Ralph (December 7, 2008). "Growth on transit cools, but buses remain popular". Skagit Valley Herald. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- "Skagit Transit - Skagit Station". www.skagittransit.org. 2007-07-07. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Skagit Transit - 90X Everett Connector". skat.baron-co.com. 2007-01-04. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Skagit Transit - General Information". www.skagittransit.org. 2007-07-07. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Skagit Transit Fares webpage". Skagit Transit. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "Skagit Transit Routes webpage". Skagit Transit. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
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