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Skagit Transit Ride Free Day January 26, 2023

Skagit Transit is pleased to announce it's fare-free all day on Thursday January 26th throughout Skagit county. This fare fee program can help you to get to work, to education programs, to the libraries, museums and more. It's a chance to try transit with no out of pocket cost. It supports the annual Point in Time count also. The Skagit Transit Board of directors approved the fare free day which applies to Skagit Transit's local fixed routes. For more details about service, call 360-757-4433.​

 

Customer Service & Business office closure Nov 11

Skagit Station customer service office & business office Veterans Day closure Nov 11.

 

Emergency Cold Weather Shelters in Mount Vernon

If you need a place to stay warm while you sleep, there is a cold weather shelter in Mount Vernon. Please read this article for details.

 

Emergency Cold Weather Shelters in EAST COUNTY

If you need shelter from the cold, please read this notice see where you can go to warm up.

 

Route 204 Construction Detour

Route 204 had a detour due to road construction on Waugh Rd. It will be missing its three stops on Waugh Rd. This detour will be for all day on Tuesday October 4th and Wednesday the 5th. For more information please call Customer Service at 360-757-4433.

 

Service Change August 29th

Skagit Transit will enact a service change on August 29th that will mostly affect western Skagit County and Sedro Woolley. Please read this article or call Customer Service for more details at 360-757-4433​

 

2022-2027 Transit Development Plan

Skagit Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2022-2027 is available for public review and comment.

 

Rider Satisfaction Survey

Skagit Transit is asking you to fill out our Rider Satisfaction Survey. Please let us know how we are doing by clicking on this article. You will see a link to our online survey.

 

Skagit Transit No Bus Service Monday July 4

To observe the 4th of July Holiday Skagit Transit offices and services will not operate.

 

Skagit Transit Temporary Service Reduction

Due to staffing shortages, Skagit Transit will temporarily reduce service on 3 routes. For more details, please click on this story.

 

Deception Pass State Park Tour

Island Transit and Skagit Transit are co-hosting a tour of Deception Pass State Park. Skagit Transit's portion of the tour will start at 9:45 AM at Skagit Station (105 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon WA). You must register in advance.

 

Youth Ride Fare Free

Skagit Transit will offer fare free rides to Youth age 18 and under starting Monday June 20th 2022. This is a permanent change. For more details, please read this article.

 

Vendor Outreach Initiative

Skagit Transit is looking to gather feedback from prospective vendors who may want to sell their goods and services to the agency.

 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Skagit Transit is opening a 30 day public comment period to receive feedback about our Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) program.

 

Free Burlington Berry Dairy Days Fest Shuttle June 18 & 19 10a-4p

Skagit Transit will provide free rides from Burlington High School 301 N Burlington Blvd. to Berry Dairy Days shuttle stop at Alder and Fairhaven street. 10am to 4pm June 18 & 19 every 20 minutes. https://www.berrydairydays.com​

 

Customer Service Line Interruptions

Due to factors beyond our control, our Customer Service line is down. Please call 360-757-8801 if you are needing assistance and would like to talk with our customer service staff.

 

Have you tried Umo?

Umo is our electronic fare paying system, but it is also so much more. Click on this story to learn more!​

 

Masks Optional on Transit

Effective immediately, face masks are optional onboard all Skagit Transit buses and inside Skagit Transit buildings. Passengers wishing to wear masks in these settings are encouraged to bring their own.​

 

Mask wearing update

Masks are required when riding Skagit Transit buses and inside Skagit Station until at least May 3, 2022 Friday as required by TSA (US Homeland Security). TSA may chose to end the mandate earlier than that.

 

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Saturday Feb 26 Cascade Mall Burlington

Helping Hands Food Bank & Skagit Transit are partnering to drive out hunger at the Stuff a Skagit Transit Bus with food drive. Saturday Feb 26 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Cascade Mall parking lot (near foermer Penney's store) We are calling out to all community members to stop by with donations of non-perishable foods like beans, tuna, peanut butter or household items like laundry soap, cleaners, bathing products to help families in need. This is a drive thru style food drive with a food truck!​

 

Customer Service & Business Office closed Monday Feb 21 for Presidents Day Holiday

Skagit Transit Customer Service office at Skagit Station and Business office in Burlington will be closed Monday Feb 21 observing President's Day

 

Transit operates normally note offices are closed Monday January 17

Skagit Transit will operate fixed route & paratransit as normal except route 207 will operate on the hour Monday Jan 17. Customer Service office & business offices will be closed Monday Jan 17 to observe Martin Luther King Day. Both offices will be open Tues Jan 18 operating on normal hours.

 

Skagit Transit closed Saturday January 1

Skagit transit will not operate on Saturday January 1. Normal transit operations will resume on January 2nd.

 

Upcoming Snow Event

Snow is forecast for our region starting this weekend. Pleases read this article to find out how to get updates to our service.

 

Skagit Transit closed Thursday Nov 25

Thursday, November 25 is Thanksgiving, Skagit Transit will not be in operation. On Friday, Nov 26 Skagit Transit will resume full service. Customer Service office closed Nov 25 & 26

 
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Current Skagit Transit Update News

Skagit Transit Route Update Due to the effects of high winds, flooding and mud slides, some Skagit Transit buses are temporarily not operating or are running on alternative routes. Changes from altered routes to regular routes may occur on a route-by route basis. Due to conditions, some routes are operating behind schedule. Please use the Umo Mobility app or https://strweb.skagittransit.org/ for live real time bus tracking.

 

Week or Day Without Driving

Week or A Day Without Driving Challenge Could you go a week or a day without driving? Take the new October 22 – 29 Week Without Driving Challenge or try it for a day. Folks who take the challenge commit to using other forms of transportation than their personal car. When finish take a minute to tell Skagit Transit about your experience by email planning@SkagitTransit.org

 

September 7th Service Change

Skagit Transit will be introducing a series of service improvements on September 7th. Please read this article for more details about these exciting changes.

 

Cooling Stations in East County

Skagit Transit is operating two cooling stations in the east county area for residents who may need help cooling off in the extreme heat. Please click here for details.

 
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Masks Required on Skagit Transit

UPDATE- CDC is still requiring masks on Public Transportation even though masks may not be required in other settings. Masks are required for all riders on Skagit Transit Services. That mandate has been extended thru Sept 13th 2021.

 

Starting June 28 Change or Paper Passes Not Issued on Coaches

On Monday June 28, Skagit Transit will eliminate paper fare card sales and will transition completely to the UMO electronic fare system or exact change cash fare payments. Paper passes in hand will be honored. Also, June 28 the Paratransit Punch Cards will be eliminated. Riders may use a UMO Mobility app & UMO cards to pay fares. Skagit Transit is offering free plastic reloadable reusable UMO cards obtained at Skagit Station 105 S Kincaid St Mt Vernon WA office Mon - Fri through August 31.​

 

Full Service and Masks

Full Service is back, but mask requirements are still with us. Click here to learn more!

 

Summer Youth Pass

Skagit Transit's Summer Youth Pass June 1 - September 6, 2021 For those age 17 and under $15 pass provides unlimited local Skagit Transit rides

 

June 14 Resumption of Full Service

Skagit Transit will be resume full schedule service effective June 14, 2021

 
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Customer Service

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

 

Guemes Ferry Shuttle

Guemes Island shuttle service information for the 2021 ferry shutdown.

 

Skagit Transit is now open for ALL trips

Skagit Transit is now open for ALL trip purposes. It no longer needs to be an "essential" trip for you to ride the bus. We would like to welcome back all of our riders.

 
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Covid-19 vaccine appointment assistance

Covid-19 vaccination appointment assistance Skagit Gleaners, announced It is offering assistance to those in need. Skagit Gleaners will be opening up its facility during specific hours to assist with the COVID-19 vaccine appointment process. Staff will help with appointments Mon - Thurs 12:30p - 2:30p at it's facility 1021 Riverside Dr. Mt Vernon WA from Mon Feb 22 - Thur Mar 11. No appointment necessary. Skagit Transit route 205 & 208 serve Riverside drive stops at Hong Kong & Grocery Outlet​

 
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Stuff the Bus Food Drive Feb 27 Sat noon - 200pm

You can drive out hunger by Stuffing the Skagit Transit Bus with food! Helping Hands Food Bank Stuff the Bus Food Drive Saturday Feb 27 Noon to 2:00pm Cascade Mall parking lot 201 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington (by former Penney's store) Car drive-through model for donation of non-perishable food donations. Guest appearances aiding to Stuff the Bus - Cinderella at noon and Spider-man at 1:00pm Non-perishable food items & monetary donations welcome. For details 360-856-2211 Mon- Fri

 
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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 Station Updates

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following rules are in effect at Skagit Station: 1- No loitering inside Skagit Station 2- No eating or drinking inside Skagit Station

 

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.

 
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New 90X Service

Starting Monday Sept 14th, 2020, Skagit Transit will add a 6:00AM trip southbound on the Route 90X. ​

 
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Thank you Skagit Transit Employees

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

 
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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.

 

Paratransit Fares Start August 5, 2020

As a reminder, Skagit Transit will be charging a fare on our Paratransit service starting August 5, 2020.​

 

Face Mask Reminder

From the Desk of Skagit Transit's Executive Director

 

Detours for June 12th

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

 

Updated Service Reductions- June 5th

Route 90X will now operate a regular Saturday schedule starting Monday June 8th. Other service reductions are remaining in effect. Please click on this article 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.

 

Safety Announcement

For your safety and the safety of others, Skagit Transit recommends that face coverings be worn when riding the bus.

 

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.

 

Mar 23rd COVID-19 Update

Enter and Exit at Rear Door. Ride for ESSENTIAL trips only.

 

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's Response to COVID-19

03/13/2020 Update on Skagit Transit's response and priorities to the COVID-19. Please click here to read the statement from Dale O'Brien, Skagit Transit Executive Director.

 

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

 

Skagit County Coronavirus Information

Skagit County Dept of Emergency Management has asked Skagit Transit to post a link to a regularly updated website on the Coronavirus.

 

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 aflores@skagittransit.org

 

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.

 
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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 bwindler@skagittransit.org 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.

 
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2014 Employee of the Year

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

 
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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.

 
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Skagit Transit Employee of the Year

Jeanine Ballenger selected as 2013 Employee of the Year

 
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BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY

March 18th is Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

 

ALGER PARK AND RIDE OPENS MONDAY MARCH 3

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

 
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Sprouted Bumbershoot
 
 
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