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Electronic Fare System Change

Skagit Transit's electronic fare system, TouchPass, is changing its name to UMO. This change will also provide riders with some new capabilities such as trip planning and real time bus arrival information over the next few weeks. For more information, please go the TouchPass page under FARES.


Skagit Transit closed Friday, January 1

Skagit Transit operations will be closed on Friday, January 1. Service will resume on Saturday, January 2.


Skagit Transit closed Friday, Dec 25

Skagit Transit will not operate Friday Dec 25 Christmas Day. Service will resume on Saturday Dec 26. ​


COVID-19 Update

We have posted new safety updates and details on our upcoming Fixed Route service restoration.


Fixed Route Service COMING BACK

On Nov 2nd, Skagit Transit will restore some of its fixed route service. For more information, click on this story.


Thank you Skagit Transit Employees

Thank you to all of the Skagit Transit employees who show up everyday to keep our service running.


Skagit Transit partners with Helping Hand Food Bank

Skagit Transit recently partnered with the Helping Hands Food Bank on a very successful food drive. Click here for more details.


Detours for June 12th

Skagit Transit will detour some routes around an expected protest in downtown Mount Vernon. Click here for more details.


June 3rd Route 90X Schedule UPDATED

Skagit Transit has been given the clearance to do our 4PM run to Everett on the Route 90X today.


Customer Service is reopening

Skagit Transit Customer Service office at Skagit Station is reopening effective Monday May 18th 2020. Customer Service will be open from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM Monday thru Thursday.


Sound the Horn for Transit

Join in, Thursday, April 16, and "#SoundTheHorn" to honor and say thank you to all essential public transit employees working through the pandemic. (12:00pm PST) , all participating transit organizations are asked to simultaneously sound two one-second horn blasts from each vehicle in service.​


April 6th Service Reductions

Skagit Transit has reduced service to a Saturday schedule for most routes effective Monday April 6th 2020.


Fixed Route Service Reduction

Skagit Transit will reduce some service effective Monday March 30th. This is in response to dramatically declining ridership during the COVID-19 emergency.


Skagit Station & Transit Office Hours

Skagit Transit has closed Skagit Station and is reducing our business office hours until further notice.​


Skagit Transit Fare Free during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 emergency, Skagit Transit will be FARE FREE on its Fixed Route services.


Skagit Transit March 18th Board of Directors Meeting UPDATE

Skagit Transit will be holding this meeting via teleconference. For more details, please click the story link


2019 Novel Coronoavirus Update

What Skagit Transit is doing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19


TouchPass Goes Live!

Our TouchPass system is now live. Come ride with us!


Skagit Transit Jan 17th Snow Route Information

If you would like to know how being on a snow route may affect the route your bus takes, please read this article for a description of what each route does if it is placed on a "snow route" due to inclement weather.

Jan 15, 2020 07:22 AM

Skagit Transit Snow Route Information

If you would like to know how being on a snow route may affect the route your bus takes, please read this article for a description of what each route does if it is placed on a "snow route" due to inclement weather.


New Fares Effective January 2nd 2020

Please remember that local fares are changing January 2nd 2020. Please visit the FARES section of the Skagit Transit website for more information.


January 2020 Service Changes

Skagit Transit will be enacting a series of service changes effective January 2nd 2020. The routes affected are 185/195, 40X, 305, and 410. Please read this article for exact details.


2019-2024 Draft TDP

Skagit Transit Development Plan for 2019-2024

Jul 01, 2019 02:42 PM

Public Comment Period - Skagit Transit 2020-2022 DBE Goals

Skagit Transit has developed its 2020-2022 Disadvantaged Business Goals for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022. The goal for this period is 1%. The goal was developed in accordance with the process described in US DOT's CFR 49 Part 26. Public comments regarding the goal will be accepted for thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Please mail or e-mail comments to: Arden Flores c/o Skagit Transit 600 County Shop Lane Burlington, WA 98233


2019 Proposed Fare Increase

Skagit Transit is proposing to increase the fares charged for the services provided by this agency. Fare increases would affect: Paratransit, Vanpool, and Local Fixed Route Service. This proposal would institute a charge on our Paratransit service among its other changes.


Route 80X Changes

Route 80X will change effective June 16th. Please see the Rider's Guide or website for exact details.​


Island Transit Change to 411W

Island Transit has made some improvements to its 411W service from Oak Harbor to March's Point Park & Ride.


May 6th Service Change

Skagit Transit is making minor adjustments to the Route 204, 207, and 305 effective May 6th. To get information on the exact changes, please read this article. New maps and schedules can be downloaded. Route 204 will have an adjusted schedule and route. Route 204 will now service HAGGEN's in Mount Vernon. Route 207 will have an adjusted schedule. Route 305 will have an adjusted schedule.

Apr 15, 2019 09:14 AM

Proposed Fare Increase

Skagit Transit is proposing to increase the fares for the services we operate. We are hosting a series of public meetings to gather public feedback. The proposed fare increases and the list of public meetings are available in this article.


Skagit Transit Vendor Outreach Event

Contractors, subcontractors, service providers and suppliers. You are invited to meet with Skagit Transit contracting and planning personnel to learn about upcoming projects and contracting opportunities.


Guemes Island Shuttle Service

Skagit Transit will provide call-in shuttle service for Guemes Island residents to meet the passenger ferry during the ferry haul-out. To arrange a pickup, call Skagit Transit Dispatch at 757-4433, press #1 and ask for Guemes Dispatch.


January 2019 Service Change

Skagit Transit Service Change Effective Dec 31, 2018.


Skagit Transit 2019 DRAFT Budget

Skagit Transit has prepared a Draft 2019 Budget for public comment


2018 DRAFT Strategic Plan

Skagit Transit has begun a 30 Day public comment period on the DRAFT of its 2018 Strategic Plan. Public comments may be submitted by phone, in person, by mail, and by email to the Planning and Outreach Supervisor using the following information: Brad Windler Planning and Outreach Supervisor 600 County Shop Lane Burlington, WA 98233 360-757-5179 Or you can contact Customer Service to leave your comment


2018 Transit Development Plan

Skagit Transit is now taking public comments on the DRAFT 2018 Transit Development Plan that was presented to the Skagit Transit Board of Directors at their regular meeting on July 18th 2018.


2018 Strategic Plan

Skagit Transit will be hosting a series of 4 public meetings to gather feedback for our 2018 Strategic Plan.


2018 Rider Satisfaction Survey

Skagit Transit is conducting a Rider Satisfaction Survey. Please click on the link below to access our survey. This is your chance to help guide the changes and improvements that will happen at Skagit Transit. Thank you for participating.


Bus Coalition Press Release

The five transit agencies in U.S Rep. Rick Larsen’s 2nd Congressional District are proud to announce his co-chairmanship of the new Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus. Larsen is a strong advocate for public transportation, and a longtime transit rider. He served on the Community Transit Board of Directors when he was a Snohomish County Councilman before being elected to Congress.


2018 Skagit Transit DRAFT Budget

The DRAFT 2018 Operating Budget for Skagit Transit is available for public review


New 40X Bus Stop

The Route 40X will now stop on Avon Allen Rd near Memorial Hwy. This will be in the Westbound direction only.


Fare Free Day

Skagit Transit is supporting the Homeless Connect project being held at Skagit Valley College on 8/25/17 by being FARE FREE on local routes all day. This will help the local members of the homeless community connect to the social services they need.


Sept 2017 Service Changes

Effective Sept 5th 2017, Skagit Transit is making a number of improvements. The County Connector routes (40X, 80X, and 90X) will have new service added to those routes. Several other routes (202, 206, and 615) will have minor schedule changes. You can view the links to each route or you may can also get a copy of the new rider guide on our buses or at customer service. The new rider guide has a green cover and says effective Sept 5th 2017.


2017-2022 Transit Development Plan

2017-2022 Transit Development Plan is now available for review and public comment.


June 12th 2017 Service Change

Skagit Transit will have a service change on June 12th affecting routes in Mount Vernon only. Route 202 is a new route that will operate in South Mount Vernon. Routes 204 and 206 will have new routing to improve coverage and reliability. For information on these routes please pick up an ORANGE Supplemental Rider Guide on one of our buses or anywhere you would normally find one of our regular Rider Guides.


Guemes Island Shuttle

Skagit Transit will be operating a shuttle on Guemes Island during the Spring 2017 Haul Out of the Guemes Island Ferry. Please see the related Skagit Transit news release or call Customer Service at 360-757-4433 for additional information.


2017 Draft Budget

Skagit Transit is posting its proposed 2017 Budget for public comment


2016-2021 Transit Development Plan

The 2016-2021 Transit Development Plan is ready for review and public comment.


Flex Routes - FINAL Service Changes Announced

Flex routes 49, 185, 195, and 750 will be replaced by fixed routes starting Monday, January 4, 2016. Download this document to find out more!


Flex Routes - Preliminary Service Changes Announced

Flex Routes 49, 185, 195, and 750 will become fixed routes on January 4, 2016. Preliminary schedules, route maps, and change details are summarized on this document.


Flex Route 185 - Proposed Service Cuts

Skagit Transit staff is recommending to the Board of Directors that service days on Route 185 be reduced from five days per week to three. This change requires a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period has begun and will end on November 17, 2015. The Board of Directors will decide on this matter on November 18th, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Sedro-Woolley City Council Chambers, 325 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley.


Service Changes to Upriver Communities Coming November 2nd

Starting Monday, November 2, 2015, the following service changes will go into effect: (1) Flex Route 8 to Concrete will be replaced by Fixed Route 717 and complementary paratransit service; (2) Route 717 will begin operating on a new schedule and adjusted route; (3) Local fares will be charged on Route 717 - $1 Regular, $0.50 Youth, and $0.50 Reduced or Disabled. One-day and 31-day passes are also available; and (4) Skagit Transit will begin offering 1 additional morning round trip per weekday.​


Survey on Transit Needs in South Fidalgo Island

Skagit Transit is looking for input from potential transit riders in South Fidalgo Island. Input is being sought through the month of October. Interested? Please click on the link above to complete an online survey.


September 14, 2015 Service Changes - Find Out More!

Starting September 14, 2015, a number of service changes will go into effect. Please read this document to find out more!

Aug 20, 2015 09:33 AM

Public Hearing for 2015-2020 Transit Development Plan Rescheduled

Skagit Transit will be holding a pubic hearing on its 6-year Transit Development Plan at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Burlington City Hall Council Chambers, 833 South Spruce Street, Burlington, WA 98233.


Draft 6-Year Plan Released for Public Comment

Skagit Transit has released a draft Transit Development Plan that lays out planned programs and projects for the next six years. Public comments are being accepted through August 13, 2015.


2014 Employee of the Year

Stan Nelson is 2014's Employee of the Year. Congratulations Stan!


Skagit Transit Lends a Hand at Downtown MV Fire

Skagit Transit Operators Mike Kerr and Jay Andrew responded to a request by Emergency Medical Services Thursday night for evacuation assistance with a structure fire in downtown Mount Vernon. Skagit Transit was able to provide coaches and Operators to assist with the evacuation of residents living nearby. Our thoughts are with those impacted by the blaze.


Community Meeting in Concrete

Skagit Transit is seeking community input on proposed service changes that would increase service to Lyman, Hamilton, and Concrete. We want to hear from you! Join us to provide feedback and input on routing, service levels, departure times, and other transit service issues.

Mar 18, 2015 12:08 PM

Study Identifies Possible Locations for New Skagit Transit Base

Skagit Transit has outgrown its current Maintenance, Operations, and Administrative base (MOA) in Burlington. Understanding that space and capacity constraints would hinder organizational growth and service expansion, Skagit Transit applied for and won a planning grant to study the feasibility of expanding in place or relocating to a new site. This report documents the study’s procedures and findings and makes recommendation to the Skagit Transit Board of Directors.


Local Buses to Operate Fare Free on January 29th

In support of programs operating on Thursday, January 29th supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Skagit Transit will be operating local routes fare free. Fares will be needed to board the 80X and 90X.


Skagit Transit Tries Electric Bus

Skagit Transit borrows electric (zero emissions) bus from manufacture BYD to test on local routes. Click "Read More" to see the Skagit Valley Herald article.


Skagit Transit Ride Pass Grant Program Applications Being Accepted

The Skagit Transit Board of Directors approved a yearly distribution of up to 10,000 local service one-day ride passes to pre-approved organizations serving low income/disabled clients with no other means to pay for public transportation.


Special Needs Transportation Survey

Do you use transit because of a physical or mental disability or because of your income status or age? We want to hear from you! Please complete this survey.

Jeanine Ballenger

Skagit Transit Employee of the Year

Jeanine Ballenger selected as 2013 Employee of the Year

First bus in Paris


March 18th is Bus Driver Appreciation Day!



The new Alger Park and Ride will be open March 3rd

Sprouted Bumbershoot
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