Learn About Upcoming Contracting Opportunities with Marin Transit!
On April 8, 2021 at 10:00AM, Marin Transit will offer this informative workshop on upcoming procurements and other contracting opportunities in partnership with the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Marin Transit Planning/Operations and Capital Projects staff will describe upcoming projects with the District and with our operations contractors. The workshop will also provide an update on resources for small and disadvantaged businesses on how to seek eligibility, learn about and respond to procurements, and build relationships with prime contractors. Marin Transit recently issued a procurement for Operation of Marin Access Service and Programs, due May 21, 2021, and seeks to promote DBE and SBE opportunities in forthcoming proposals.
Free Transit Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Starting February 24, 2021, Marin Transit, SMART, and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry will provide free transit trips to and from vaccination sites for community members with appointments. All three agencies are offering free rides by bus, train, and boat in both directions to mass vaccination sites, hospitals, or anywhere else that is offering vaccinations.
To receive a free ride, customers should be ready to show physical or digital confirmation of their same-day vaccine appointment at time of boarding. This joint effort by Marin County transit agencies is aimed at reducing transportation and cost barriers for community members to receive the vaccine.
Service Changes on Supplemental Routes (100-series)
As the conditions of the pandemic constantly evolve, we continue to be flexible and responsive to meet the needs of riders. With that in mind, effective Monday, February 22, Supplemental Routes 117, 122, 125, 135, 145, and 151 will have adjusted service. Please continue to check our website for the most up to date route and schedule information, service alerts, and other news items.
Upcoming Service Changes on Supplemental Routes (100 series)
New Service Changes Effective December 13, 2020
Marin Transit is adding and adjusting service this month to ensure riders do not get left behind by pass-up activity due to capacity limitations. These changes are also implemented in light of Golden Gate Transit service reductions on regional and commute routes. Changes are effective Sunday, December 13 and temporary as the District continues to adjust service due to evolving conditions of the pandemic.
Eligible Marin Transit Riders Get 50% Fare Discount with New Clipper START Program
Clipper START is now available in Marin County. Clipper START is an 18-month pilot program initiated by MTC and Bay Area transit agencies that uses the Clipper transit fare payment system to reduce the cost of transportation for low-income adults.
San Rafael Transit Center Relocation Project Update
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District has been working with the community to study where to relocate the San Rafael Transit Center. A public meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Event will be in English with translation available in Spanish for questions and answers. Meeting registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lk4suUGSQdCKr-DmJmaAdg
Marin Transit Offers Free Rides to Polls
On Monday, October 5, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors unanimously approved free local transit rides county-wide on all fixed routes during the upcoming 2020 General Election.
This promotional campaign offers voters a free transportation option to the polls. The free fare days will provide a touchless boarding process without the need to navigate fare payment, minimize interaction between riders and drivers, and reduce boarding times at bus stops. Free fares will also eliminate a potential cost barrier for riders and provide an additional incentive for voters to take public transit to polling places.
All Marin Transit local routes, supplemental routes, and the West Marin Stagecoach will be fare free from October 31 through November 3, 2020. Demand response services including paratransit, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, and Connect will be exempt from the free fare offerings.
Notice of Public Hearing - Clipper START Pilot Program
Marin County Transit District's Board of Directors approved Marin Transit to explore participation in the region’s means-based transit fare pilot program, which offers a 50% discount on the adult cash fare to eligible low-income riders with household incomes of 200 percent of the federal poverty level or lower. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Marin Transit staff will conduct Title VI Fare Equity Analysis to evaluate the proposed fare change under the Clipper START program and will start a public engagement process. A public hearing will be held before the Marin County Transit Board of Directors on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to engage public discussion on Marin Transit participation in the Bay Area means-based transit fare pilot program, and receive public comment in advance of potential approval by the Marin Transit Board of Directors at their October 5, 2020 meeting. For more information please visit marintransit.org/clipperstart