Island Transit will be introducing new schedules for Whidbey Island on April 6th. These are announced as “system enhancements” but of course improving service in one spot doesn’t necessarily mean improvements system wide.
Among other things:
- Route 1 from Oak Harbor to Clinton will NOT meet every ferry midday. This is important for most of Whidbey Island as route 1 is pretty much the core of their system. It is also important to know if you plan to use this route as an alternative to the infrequent Interstate 5 midday links to get to points north of Everett, such as the San Juan Islands, Anacortes, or Mount Vernon.
- A new route 58 will tie together a number of areas on the south end of Whidbey Island.
Saturday service is still gone.
More information on the changes is posted on the Island Transit home page.
Glenn Laubaugh (“Glenn in Portland”) is employed as an engineer at a small company in Portland that builds electrical equipment for railroad passenger cars. Typical commute: TriMet line #10, but also may be seen on #14, #19, #75, #33 or MAX green line.