Public invited to celebrate birthday

There probably won’t be a clown driving the bus, but some riders will be in for surprises when Island Transit celebrates its 30th birthday.

The official ceremony is at 10 a.m., Dec. 1 at Harbor Station. There’s no word on cake.

Then in the afternoon, there will be a birthday party on a bus. Actually, on four.

Island Transit is providing entertainment on Route 1, which has buses that run the spine of the island. It will be in the form of musicians, comics and maybe even a clown.

There will also be plenty of door prizes from Whidbey Island businesses. In fact, Maribeth Crandell, the mobility specialist for Island Transit, says one will probably be given out every 15 minutes or so.

The fun will run from roughly 1:30-6 p.m.

Island Transit has been offering fare-free bus service since 1987. On the first day, buses carried 166 riders. Now the agency carries on average 755 people a day on the Route 1 alone. It also makes over 300 Paratransit trips a day and has over 50 active vanpools.

“We take 5,000 cars a day off the road, provide safe and relaxing transportation and open up parking spaces for your business,” according to Island Transit.

For more information, contact Crandell at crandell@islandtransit.org or 360-678-9536.

More in News

Police find pipe bomb in suspect’s car

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a… Continue reading

Need ideas for book lovers?

S tumped for gift ideas for the book lovers on your list?… Continue reading

SAR transports man from Port Townsend

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted… Continue reading

No landing practices scheduled next week at Ault Field, OLF Coupeville

There are no aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at… Continue reading

Whidbey Winter Gathering Jan. 27

The 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering will be Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday,… Continue reading

Police investigating school incident

Police have not filed charges against a substitute teacher at the Oak… Continue reading

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Meeting a career highlight

Council reduces stability fund

Oak Harbor leaders changed a policy created during a time of political… Continue reading

Commissioners ink $103.8 million ‘status quo’ budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included… Continue reading

Most Read