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.
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.
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 Marin Transit Board of Directors approved the following changes to the Connect program that will take effect February 3, 2020:
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.
Beginning December 8, Marin Transit will serve the San Marin SMART station with the Route 49. All northbound trips will end at the San Marin SMART station and all southbound trips will begin at the San Marin SMART station. The Route 49 will connect SMART riders to downtown Novato, South Novato Blvd., and Ignacio/Hamilton.
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.