MAJOR CHANGES TO LOCAL BUS ROUTES IN MARIN

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2006

Plan to attend an information session between August 17 and September 7

 

The Marin County Transit District (MCTD) is making significant changes to local Marin bus routes effective Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11, 2006. The changes are being made in accordance with the MCTD service plan adopted on May 30, 2006.  New bus schedules and maps are available on August 17 in the fall edition of the Golden Gate Transit Bus and Ferry Guide and are available online now.

Overview of the planned changes

Overview of changes by community.

Route numbers by community.

Summary of specific changes for Tiburon riders.

Summary of specific changes for Novato riders.

Twin Cities Shuttle information.

Santa Venetia Shuttle information.

Marinwood-Terra Linda Shuttle information.

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS TO LEARN ABOUT NEW ROUTES

To assist bus riders in learning about the new bus routes and schedules, MCTD will host four Open Houses and ten Question and Answer tables at various locations through Marin County from August 17 through September 7, 2006, as follows:

Date

Format

Time

Location

GGT Bus Route

Thursday,

 August 17

Question

& Answer Table

6 pm - 9 pm

Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market

Fourth St., San Rafael

22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 40, 42, 44, 57, 59, 60, 70, 71, 80

** not all schedules operate until 8 pm

Sunday,

August 20

Question

& Answer Table

9 am - noon

San Rafael Civic Center Farmers Market

Parking lot at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael  

57

Tuesday,

August 22

Open House

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mill Valley Community Center

Forest Room, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

15

** Route 15 has limited evening service hours. Check Transit Guide for schedules.

Wednesday,

 August 23

Open House

6 pm - 8 pm

Pickleweed Community Center

Multipurpose Room, 50 Canal St., San Rafael

35, 36

Thursday,

August 24

Question

& Answer Table

4 pm - 8 pm

San Rafael Transit Center

3rd and Hertherton, San Rafael

22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 40, 42, 44, 57, 59, 60, 70, 71, 80

** not all schedules operate until 8 pm

Saturday,

August 26

Question

& Answer Table

10 am - 2 pm

Northgate Mall, San Rafael

57, 59

Tuesday,

 August 29

Question

& Answer Table

6 pm - 8 pm

Old Town Novato Farmers Market

Grant Ave., Novato

57, 59, 70, 80

Wednesday,

 August 30

Question

& Answer Table

7 am - 9 am

San Rafael Transit Center

3rd and Hertherton, San Rafael

22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 40, 42, 44, 57, 59, 60, 70, 71, 80

Wednesday,

 August. 30

Question

& Answer Table

7 am - 9am

Noon - 4 pm

San Rafael Transit Center

3rd and Hertherton, San Rafael

22, 23, 29, 33, 35, 36, 40, 42, 57, 59, 60, 70, 71, 80

Thursday,

 August 31

Question

& Answer Table

7 am - 9 am

Marin City Transfer Bus Stop

Donahue & Terners adjacent to the Gateway Shopping Center

10, 15, 22, 36, 70, 71, 80

Tuesday,

September 5

Open House

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Novato Police Station

Training Room, 909 Machin Avenue, Novato

This location is within walking distance from Redwood & Grant bus stop

57, 59, 70, 80

Wednesday,

 September 6

Question

& Answer Table

Noon to 3 pm

Corte Madera Farmers Market

Tamalpais Drive at Highway 101, Town Center, Central Courtyard

18, 21, 22, 70, 71, 80 from Paradise Dr. Bus Pad

Wednesday,

 September 6

Open House
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pickleweed Community Center

Multipurpose Room, 50 Canal St., San Rafael

35, 36

Thursday,

September 7

Open House

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Manzanita Recreation Center

Fireside Lounge, 640 Drake Ave, Marin City

This location is within walking distance of the Golden Gate Transit transfer stop at Donahue & Terners adjacent to the Gateway Shopping Center

10, 15, 22, 36, 70, 71, 80

** not all schedules operate until 8:30 pm

 

Overview of Changes – by Community

Novato

  • Enhances local circulation – recogniz­ing that over half of the trips generated in Novato stay in Novato. Routes in neighborhoods will be operated with small buses as money is available to purchase new vehicles.
  • Replace long and circuitous routes with more direct connections to destinations.
  • Creates a consistent half-hour service on South Novato Boulevard on weekdays.
  • Provides service to Hamilton.

 

Northern San Rafael

  • Improves connections between major destinations and the San Rafael Transit Center (SRTC).
  • Increases big-bus service running every 30 minutes, linking the major high-ridership destinations: Civic Center, and Northgate.
  • Adds an hourly service designed for areas somewhat harder to reach - from the San Rafael Transit Center, through the Dominican area, Civic Center, the Kaiser area, then up 101 to Hamilton and to Ignacio.
  • New community shuttle route maintains peak hour service to Santa Venetia, which lost service due to earlier Golden Gate Transit cuts.
  • Includes a new community shuttle providing service from the Civic Center to Terra Linda and Marinwood.

 

Canal Area

  • Expands hours of more frequent 15 minute service from the Canal to the San Rafael Transit Center, and destinations north, south, and west.
  • Adds direct service from the Canal to Marin General Hospital and College of Marin.
  • Adds direct service from San Rafael Transit Center to Mill Valley with convenient connections to the Canal route.
  • Creates a single seat ride from the Canal to Civic Cen­ter, Northgate, and northern San Rafael destinations.

San Anselmo and Fairfax

  • Creates direct service from Fairfax to San Rafael Transit Center eliminating the need to transfer in San Anselmo during the week.
  • Enhances service to Larkspur Landing.

Ross Valley (Larkspur Landing, Kentfield, Ross)

  • Increases frequency of service along Sir Francis Drake Blvd corridor.
  • Increases frequency of service from Southern Marin to Ross Valley serving College of Marin and connecting Sausalito, Marin City, Corte Madera, Kentfield, and San Anselmo.

Southern Marin

  • Enhances peak period frequency between Sausalito, Marin City, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, San Anselmo and San Rafael.


Corte Madera and Larkspur

  • Provides more direct service from Southern Marin to Ross Valley and College of Marin.
  • Provides new midday shuttle service through Larkspur and Corte Madera.

Marin City, Mill Valley and Tiburon

  • Connects Marin City, Mill Valley, and Tiburon with Strawberry and San Rafael more efficiently.
  • Creates direct Mill Valley/San Rafael service.
  • Improves service to Tam High and Mill Valley Middle School.

Sausalito and Marin City

  • Increases frequency between Sausalito, Marin City, Ross Valley, and San Rafael.
  • Improves connections at transfer point at Marin City.

 

For more information, visit MCTD at www.marintransit.org, or call 415/499-6099 or 415/499-6172 (TDD).