Marin Transit, in collaboration with the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), is excited to announce that starting July 1st, Connect will transition from the Marin Transit app to the Uber app platform and be part of the new Connect2Transit program. More information can be found at www.connect2transit.com.
The new Connect2Transit program will provide riders many benefits including:
- Integration of TAM’s first-last GET2SMART program and Marin Transit Connect all within one-app
- Service area expansion to roughly a 2.5-mile radius from all Marin County SMART stations
- Ability for Connect to increase first and last mile, shared-ride connectivity to fixed route transit and major employment sites
- Real-time transit departure information within the Uber app so you can compare your trip request to see if other shared ride options—including local bus, regional Golden Gate Transit bus service, or SMART rail service—is a more attractive option
In preparation for the transition, Marin Transit and TAM encourage all riders to download the Uber app. The app is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone or Google Play Store for Android. For employer subsidized riders, Marin Transit and TAM will coordinate directly with Kaiser and the County of Marin to inform these employers about the new program. If they decide to participate, they will reach out to employees to coordinate any new ride subsidies. Marin Transit will be also be reaching out to Marin Access Connect riders with information on steps to program special $3 fares in the new Uber app. All riders should download the Uber app regardless of rider type.
While Marin Transit Connect has been free since March 20th, fares will be collected again beginning July 1, 2020. The general public fare is $4 per mile. Marin Access clients are eligible for a $3 per trip fare.