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Bus Stop Improvements Update - March 22, 2019

Fri, Mar 22, 2019

The contractor continues to make progress on completing the final phase of the State of Good Repair (SOGR) Bus Stop Improvements Project.  Construction started in December 2018 on a series of upgrades to local bus stops to improve passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access. The rainy weather pattern continues to impact the schedule for installing improvements.

This week (March 18-22) has been no exception with only two sunny days to schedule work. Next week doesn't offer much relief but we plan to use the time to focus on paperwork and coordination tasks.  In spite of the inclement weather patterns, of the eleven bus stop locations across the county, the project has only two stops remaining:

  • Tiburon Blvd & Greenwood Cove Rd
  • Bellam Boulevard & E. Francisco Boulevard

We are counting on April gifting us with drier weather to install the planned improvements. The next update will share the poposed construction dates. If you have any questions about the project or construction activity, contact Adrienne Taylor at 415 226-0855 or ataylor@marintransit.org.

Bus Stop Improvements Update - March 1, 2019

Fri, Mar 1, 2019
Construction

Construction has been underway since December 3, 2018 for the final phase of the State of Good Repair (SOGR) Bus Stop Improvements Project.  Crews have been installing upgrades to local bus stops that improve passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access.  However, the stormy weather has significantly impaced the schedule initially anticipated to construct improvements at eleven bus stop locations across the county.

The raindrops just keep falling and all too frequently construction has come to a complete halt. But we did get a much-needed break last week when crews were able to demo and pour concrete at Magnolia & Bon Air (Stop ID 40302) and Redhill & Sequoia (Stop ID 40409).  

This week (February 25 - March 1), the gift of dry weather yesterday and today allowed the contractor to install bus shelters at both locations. With work now finished at these two stops the number of complete bus stops has grown to seven:

Bus Stop Improvements Update - February 15, 2019

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

By now you might have heard the good news that for a broad region of the state including Marin County, the drought is over. Marin Transit offers the tattered State of Good Repair (SOGR) construction schedule to prove it.  Construction has been underway since December 3, 2018 for the final phase of the SOGR Bus Stop Improvements Project.  In between the downpours, crews have been installing upgrades to local bus stops that improve passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access.  Making progress has truly been a challenge as rain unrelentingly fell upon the construction sites. However, the drier forecase for next week will allow us to schedule some of the work that fell victim to the torrential rains experienced the past few weeks.  Below is the rescheduled work plan.

Next week (February 19-22) - President's Day Week:

Redhill Avenue at Sequoia Drive - The construction of this stop will coincide with Spring Break since it is a heavily used student stop. This helps to minimize passenger disruptions. A temporary stop will be placed in front of United Markets at Red Hill Ave and Forbes.

    ✔ Install new shelter

Week of February 25 - March 8:

Magnolia Avenue at Bon Air Road - 

Walgreens Stores Now Able to Sell and Add Value to Clipper Cards

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

As of February 8th, Walgreens stores are now able to sell and add value to Clipper cards again. Please visit our retail map for other in-person locations. Visit clippercard.com for more updates.

Bus Stop Improvements Update - January 28, 2019

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Construction has been underway since December 3, 2018 for the final phase of the State of Good Repair (SOGR) Bus Stop Improvements Project.  Crews have been installing upgrades to local bus stops that improve passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access.

The weather is wreaking havoc on the schedule to construct these improvements. In spite of rain being forecast intermittently over the next two weeks, the SOGR project should make some progress.  Please note that there have been substantial changes to the construction schedule provided two weeks ago.  The revised schedule shows the following:

This week (January 28 - February 1):

   Tamalpais Drive & Madera Boulevard

      ✔ Install new shelter

Next week (February 4 - 8):

   Magnolia Avenue at Bon Air Road

      ✔ Temporarily relocate stop 195 feet from current bus stop
      ✔ Remove sidewalk & asphalt
      ✔ Construct new sidewalk & pavement
      ✔ Install new shelter & trash receptacle

Bus Stop Improvements Update - January 14, 2019

Tue, Jan 15, 2019

Construction has been underway since December 3, 2018 for the final phase of the State of Good Repair (SOGR) Bus Stop Improvements Project.  Crews have been installing upgrades to local bus stops that improve passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) access.

Already work is complete on five stops.  These locations include:

  • Mission Avenue & Mary Street - new sidewalk and curbs
  • Canal Street & Medway Road - new sidewalk, curbs, and shelter
  • Los Ranchitos Road & Golden Hinde Boulevard - new sidewalk and curbs
  • Lincoln Avenue & Grand Avenue - new shelter
  • Manuel T Freitas Parkway at Del Ganado Road - new sidewalk and curbs

Soggy weather delayed the following projects but by working between the rain drops, it might be possible to begin construction on them next week:

Magnolia Avenue at Bon Air Road

     ✔ Temporarily relocate stop 195 feet from current bus stop
     ✔ Remove sidewalk & asphalt
     ✔ Construct new sidewalk & pavement
     ✔ Install new shelter & trash receptacle

Tamalpais Drive & Madera Boulevard

     ✔ Install new shelter

Bus Stop Improvements Update - January 3, 3019

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Since December 3, 2018 construction crews have been busy constructing improvements for the final phase of the State of Good Repair (SOGR) Bus Stop Improvements Project.  The project primarily consists of upgrades to passenger amenities and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) improvements.

This first week of the new year, the plan is to install new shelters at 2 locations: Canal & Medway and Lincoln & Grand.

During the week of January 7-11, scheduled construction activities are show below.  The rainy forecast may push some tasks into the following week.

 

Manuel T Freitas Parkway at Del Ganado Road

✔ Temporarily relocate stop 270 feet from current bus stop
✔ Remove curbs, gutters, sidewalk & planter
✔ Construct new sidewalk and curbs

 

Canal Street at Medway Road

✔ Temporarily relocate stop 195 feet from current bus stop
✔ Remove sidewalk & asphalt
✔ Construct new sidewalk & pavement
✔ Install new shelter & trash receptacle

 

Bus Stop Construction Update – December 17 2018

Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Marin Transit is committed to providing improvements that benefit bus riders and increase operational safety as demonstrated by the launch of the second phase of the State of Good Repair Bus Stop Improvements Project.  Since December 3, 2018 construction crews have been hard at work at three locations. 

 

Mission Avenue at Mary Street

✔ Removed curbs, gutters, and sidewalk
✔ Constructed new sidewalk and curbs

 

Canal Street at Medway Road

✔ Removed curbs, two trees
✔ Removed curbs, gutters, and sidewalk
✔ Constructed new sidewalk and curbs

 

Los Ranchitos Road and Golden Hinde Boulevard

✔ Removed curbs, gutters, sidewalk, and landscaping
✔ Constructed new sidewalk and curbs

 

Construction of Bus Stop Improvements to Start This Week

Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The State of Good Repair project is designed to improve accessibility, safety, and amenities of local bus stops in Marin County.  Two prior phases have been completed and construction of the final phase of the project starts the week of December 3.   During construction, bus stops will be relocated to allow the contractor to safely install the location upgrades. 

Starting this Thursday, December 6, stop # 41159 at Mission Avenue at Mary Street will undergo improvements to the curb, gutter and sidewalk.  In addition to further assist the site’s accessibility, the planter strip will be removed.  Until December 21, 2018, while the new concrete is drying, riders will use a temporary bus stop about 50 feet east of the current bus stop.

Route 122 Extended to East San Rafael

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Effective August 20, 2018, Marin Transit will extend select trips on Route 122 to serve East San Rafael. This extension will provide hourly service between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm on school days only. The new service will operate as a pilot project and help the District test demand for fixed route service to the San Rafael neighborhoods of Peacock Gaps, Glenwood, Bayside Acres, Lock Lomond, and Country Club. The need for additional transit service to these areas was identified in the 2016/17 East San Rafael Assessment and included in the District's update of the Short Range Transit Plan in 2017. In addition to the extension of Route 122, Marin Transit expanded its service area in March of 2018 for Marin Access senior/ADA service and the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway Transportation extended its Route 31 ferry feeder service to East San Rafael in June of 2018.