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

Town points out error in reporting to auditor

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against the Town… Continue reading

Central Whidbey fire hopes high-tech gadgets will entice, retain volunteers

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is not only geared up to… Continue reading

Man faces prison for indecent liberties

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a… Continue reading

Cider Fest rules!

Event features freshly-pressed juice, food, music

Man faces prison for indecent liberties

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting… Continue reading

Strange man found sleeping in vacation rental property

An employee at a property management company found a stranger sleeping in… Continue reading

Former Big 5 employee who claimed racism gets $165,000 in settlement

A man who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit over racist behavior he… Continue reading

Nortier to step down as Island Transit executive director

Executive director deboarding bus system next month

Whidbey Grown Week showcase for island’s offerings, local farms

The second annual Whidbey Island Grown Week will feature more activities, local… Continue reading

Most Read