Planning Programs and Projects

Skagit Transit's planning framework underpins the agency's mission to deliver efficient, sustainable, and responsive transit solutions. Through strategic planning, Skagit Transit establishes and adheres to design standards, assesses community needs, and integrates innovative approaches to enhance public transportation infrastructure and services.

Bus Stop Design Standards

Our bus stop design standards are crafted to balance functionality, accessibility, and community integration. These standards guide the development and modernization of bus stops, ensuring they are accessible, safe, and user-friendly for all passengers. Detailed guidelines help stakeholders understand requirements and expectations. View the full Bus Stop Design Standards.

2018 Strategic Plan

The 2018 Strategic Plan was a pivotal step in shaping the future of Skagit Transit, reflecting our commitment to community engagement and service excellence. Through comprehensive analysis and public input, the plan outlines our vision, goals, and strategies for the next five years, driving continuous improvement in our service offerings. Read the 2018 Strategic Plan.

Six-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP)

The Six-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP) is Skagit Transit's roadmap for achieving long-term transportation goals. It details the planned investments in fleet upgrades, infrastructure projects, and service enhancements to meet the evolving needs of our community, promoting a more connected and sustainable transit network. Check the 2023-2028 Transit Development Plan.

Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)

Our participation in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) underscores our commitment to regional collaboration and federal compliance. The RTIP process aligns our project planning with regional transportation priorities, securing funding and ensuring the integration of Skagit Transit projects into the broader regional transportation framework. More information on the RTIP can be found on the Skagit Council of Governments website.

5307 Program of Projects Public Hearing Information

Skagit Transit is a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds. A program of projects (POP) is a list of projects proposed by a grant recipient to be funded from the urbanized area’s Section 5307 apportionment. In some cases, the POP also includes flexible federal highway funds, such as the Surface Transportation Block Program (STBP). FTA requires that any changes to the POP be circulated for public review as a condition of grant approval. The POP includes a brief description of the projects, total project costs, and Federal share for each project.

In order to satisfy the POP requirement of the Urbanized Area Formula Program, Skagit Transit will utilize the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) development process to satisfy the public hearing requirements of Section 5307. The Skagit Council of Governments is the lead agency for RTIP development. Projects funded with FTA Section 5307 program funds will be listed in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and can be viewed using this link.

Skagit Transit is the public transportation service provider for the Skagit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA). Reference documents found on this page refer to the PTBA often. The following is a brief definition of PTBA: A designated transit service area based on voting district boundaries. Revenues come primarily from a local sales tax collected within the PTBA.


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