The South Fidalgo Connector is a demand-response service designed to connect the greater South Fidalgo Area to the regional bus network at the March's Point Park and Ride. Approved as a six month pilot project, the South Fidalgo Connector will begin June 1, 2016. The service will operate two days per week and will be open to the general public. All trips on the South Fidalgo Connector will start or end at the March’s Point Park and Ride, a major transfer point in the regional transit system.
The South Fidalgo Connector is not a fixed route and does not operate on a schedule or travel on a designated route. The South Fidalgo Connector is a shared ride, demand-response service operating outside of Skagit Transit's ADA Paratransit corridor.
Bus Routes Operating from March’s Point
Advance scheduling is required on the South Fidalgo Connector. Rides can be scheduled up to four (4) days in advance but no later than 4:00 PM the day before your desired ride. Skagit Transit may not be able to honor same day requests for rides.
To schedule your ride call:
TTY users: (360) 757-1938
Call Monday-Sunday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
When you call, be sure to tell your Scheduler that you are a South Fidalgo Connector client. Your Scheduler will give you a 10 minute window during which you will be expected to be waiting outside at the agreed upon pickup location.
Service Days and Times
Tuesdays and Saturdays
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
A $1 cash fare per boarding will be required. Your driver will not be able to make change or provide you with a change card. Please have exact fare ready when you board. Transfer tickets are not given or accepted on the South Fidalgo Connector.
Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations
After reviewing your registration form, a Skagit Transit employee will contact you to discuss where the bus will pick you up and drop you off. In some cases, this will be on the public street in front of your physical residence. However, the stop location could also require a client to walk a short distance from their home to a safe location on a County Road.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Skagit Transit provides Paratransit services to eligible recipients within a ¾-mile corridor of local fixed route bus lines. The South Fidalgo Connector is not ADA Paratransit. If you intend to ride the South Fidalgo Connector to access Paratransit services, we encourage you to read more about our Paratransit service by clicking here. Please call 360-757-4433 to request an application for Paratransit.
The Skagit Transit Board of Directors approved the South Fidalgo Connector as a pilot program. The program will run from June 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016 at which time the Board may decide to extend the pilot program an additional six (6) months or until May 31, 2017. At the end of the pilot period, the service will either be terminated or continued based on performance.
The South Fidalgo Connector is open to the general public. One-time registration is required to collect basic information about where you live, how to contact you, and any special accommodations you may need. Please complete the online form at the bottom of this page to register for the South Fidalgo Connector.
Registration should be completed at least three (3) weeks prior to your anticipated first ride on the South Fidalgo Connector. Skagit Transit strongly encourages registration prior to June 1, 2016. Register today!