Skagit Transit reduces bus service due to COVID 19

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit Transit will reduce its fixed-route bus service to a modified schedule, beginning Monday, March 30, and continuing until further notice.

The service reduction is the result of a sharp decline in ridership due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fixed-route service experienced a significant system-wide drop in daily ridership.

Skagit Transit trips saw a drop of 52% during the 3rd full week of March compared to the same period of last year. This service reduction is designed to maintain a financially resilient and sustainable transit system that keeps our region moving and to ramp up when the COVID 19 crisis is over.

Here are details of the reduced service:
• Reducing the Mt Vernon Routes 205 & 206 from 30 minute to hourly service
o Route 205 will depart from Skagit Station on the hour starting 6:00am
weekdays 8:00am weekends
o Route 206 will depart from Skagit Station at 35 minutes past the hour
starting 6:35am weekdays 8:30a weekends
• Route 409 in Anacortes will cease to operate until further notice
• Route 410 will make the following adjustments
o Route 410 will visit the Guemes Island Ferry every hour
o Route 410 will deviate to the Island Hospital on request

Skagit Transit is an essential public service and they know that people are counting on them to be there for them during this unprecedented time.