Added Supplemental Service Starting August 10th
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Marin County Public Health Officer requires Marin Transit to limit the number of passengers onboard a bus to allow for adequate physical distancing. In order to accommodate as many passengers as possible and to provide more frequent service, Marin Transit will begin operating additional “Supplemental Routes” to connect passengers to their destinations more quickly. These routes will generally operate Monday – Saturday starting August 10, 2020 and Sunday service will be added on select routes as demand grows. More information, including maps and schedules, are provided on the individual route pages linked below.
Route 117 provides additional service along Route 17 between Marin City, Mill Valley, Strawberry and the San Rafael Transit Center.
Route 122 provides additional service along Route 22 between the San Rafael Transit Center and College of Marin via 4th St in San Rafael.
Route 135 provides service along Route 35 within the Canal area of San Rafael and the San Rafael Transit Center.
Route 171 provides service along the Highway 101 corridor from Novato to Marin City with service to all Highway bus pad stops and the San Rafael Transit Center.
Marin Transit Connect Now Available in Uber App
Marin Transit, in collaboration with the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), is excited to announce that as of July 1st, Connect transitioned from the Marin Transit Connect app to the Uber app platform and is now a part of the new Connect2Transit program. More information can be found at www.connect2transit.com.
Marin County Transit District Seeks Input from Riders
Marin Transit is seeking feedback from all riders in the form of a short on-line survey. The information gathered through the survey will assist the District in planning during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure that adjustments to our operations and services best address the needs and concerns of our riders. The survey will be open from Thursday, June 25 through Thursday July 2, 2020.
The survey is available in English and Spanish languages, and can be accessed at COVID 19 Marin Transit Survey.
Route 17 Strawberry Village Service Changes Effective March 9
Beginning, Monday, March 9, 2020, select weekday Route 17 trips will be converted to 17X trips and will no longer serve Strawberry Village and adjacent stops east of Highway 101. Route 17X trips will also have adjusted schedules.
Regular Route 17 trips will continue to serve Strawberry Village, and there are no changes to weekend schedules.
8-Minute Service Frequency in Canal Effective March 9
Beginning Monday, March 9, 2020, Routes 23X and 29 will now operate in a counter-clockwise direction through the Canal as shown in the map below. Route 35 will have added service during weekday morning and afternoon peak periods between the San Rafael Transit Center and the Canal.
The new trips, along with changes to Routes 23X and 29, will create 8-minutes service frequencies within the Canal during weekday peak hours.
Changes to Marin Transit fare policies, Marin Access program eligibility, and the Low-Income Fare Assistance program
On Monday, February 3, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the staff proposal on changes to Marin Transit fare policies, Marin Access program eligibility, and the Low-Income Fare Assistance program.
The adopted plan includes changes to local bus pass programs, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, and paratransit fares, the reimbursement rate for STAR & TRIP volunteer driver programs, the Low-Income Fare Assistance program, and eligibility standards for Marin Access programs.
All changes will be effective July 1, 2020.
To learn more about the policy changes, please visit https://marintransit.org/farepolicy2019.
Connect to Expand Service Area and Change Fares
The Marin Transit Board of Directors approved the following changes to the Connect program that will take effect February 3, 2020:
Notice of Public Hearing
Marin Transit will hold a public hearing on the Draft 2020-29 Short Range Transit Plan and a proposal to change Fare and Eligibility Policies.
The public hearing will be held before the Marin County Transit (Marin Transit) Board of Directors on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., at Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 330, San Rafael, California. The purpose of this hearing is to have public discussion and receive comments from interested parties on the Draft 2020-2029 Short Range Transit Plan and Fare Policy in advance of the potential adoption by the Board of Directors at their February 3, 2020 Meeting.
Fare and Eligibility Policy Proposal
On Monday, November 18, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to kick off the public comment period for the proposal on fares and eligibility policies, which will include a public hearing on January 13, 2020.
Marin Transit staff have developed a proposal that includes changes to local bus fares, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, and paratransit fares, the reimbursement rate for STAR & TRIP volunteer driver programs, the Low-Income Fare Assistance program, and eligibility standards for Marin Access programs.
To learn more about the proposal and provide feedback, please visit https://marintransit.org/farepolicy2019.
Routes 22, 122, and 228 San Anselmo Hub Stop Change in December
Beginning December 8, a new stop at Sir Francis Drake & Bank St will be served by routes 22, 122, and 228. Route 22 and 122 buses serving this new stop will no longer serve the San Anselmo Hub. The new stop will improve travel times along the routes and speed up the trip for our passengers!
Impacts vary by route. See information below for route specific impacts.
Route 22 (effective 12/8) will serve a new stop at Sir Francis Drake and Bank St and will no longer serve the San Anselmo Hub. Runtime adjustments have been made on select trips between the San Rafael Transit Center and Sir Francis Drake Blvd & Lagunitas Rd. All other times remain unchanged.