Island Transit

Diana Sievert-Wood

Why I ride: Diana takes the bus to work, and to meet new people

Diana has been using Island Transit since she was a kid. Now she is teaching her sons how to use the bus. Diana is a… Continue reading

 

‘Island Transit drivers are so friendly…The driver and other passengers look out for each other,’ says Bree, a Camano Island bus rider.

Why I Ride: Young Professional Returns to Camano – Takes Island Transit to Work

Bree, a young professional, grew up on Camano but then left to seek other opportunities. After being away for years, Bree was looking for a… Continue reading

 

Gerald McLoughlin and his wife, Kyungho, use Island Transit to explore and discover their new community.

Transit Tours: Fun, Entertaining and Community Building

A trip to the Anacortes Farmer’s Market was the first Island Transit Ride with a Guide tour Gerald McLoughlin and his wife Kyungho took nearly… Continue reading

 

Kevin Jorgenson finds that taking Island Transit to work in Oak Harbor, keeps him in touch with the community.

Building a Community, Making Friends, and Meeting New People

“Riding the bus – it’s like a community. I love people – I have always enjoyed meeting new people.” Kevin Jorgenson appreciates the value of… Continue reading

Kevin Jorgenson finds that taking Island Transit to work in Oak Harbor, keeps him in touch with the community.
Island Transit’s Paratransit Services were essential to Ric Shallow as the Camano Island man worked through his recovery from serious injuries sustained in a car crash.

Camano man’s road to recovery began with a bus ride

It has been five years since Ric Shallow woke up in the hospital after his car slid on black ice and wrapped around a tree… Continue reading

Island Transit’s Paratransit Services were essential to Ric Shallow as the Camano Island man worked through his recovery from serious injuries sustained in a car crash.
Accessing Island Transit has vastly improved Ioum Martin’s ability to get to work and school, and helped him budget his money and time.

Public transit offers hope to immigrant from Uganda and so many others

It doesn’t cost much to take the bus in Uganda. About 25 cents. But if you don’t have the money, you walk. That’s what Ioum… Continue reading

Accessing Island Transit has vastly improved Ioum Martin’s ability to get to work and school, and helped him budget his money and time.
Mike Etzell says a lifetime of riding public transit gave his children confidence and the mobility needed for their independence.

Youth Find Confidence and Independence Riding Public Transit

It’s not easy raising children, especially in today’s hectic, high-speed world. Mike Etzell raised four, including twins. He says a lifetime of riding public transit… Continue reading

Mike Etzell says a lifetime of riding public transit gave his children confidence and the mobility needed for their independence.
Bikes, buses and babies – California Couple Credits Public Transit for New Life on Whidbey

Bikes, buses and babies – California Couple Credits Public Transit for New Life on Whidbey

Janet Young and her wife Laura Bergman, both 35 years old, have never owned a car. They’ve always ridden the bus, bicycled or walked. Public… Continue reading

Bikes, buses and babies – California Couple Credits Public Transit for New Life on Whidbey
Slow to Start, Local Man Finds Big Trade Off in Riding Bus

Slow to Start, Local Man Finds Big Trade Off in Riding Bus

Stinger Anderson absolutely would not get on a bus. He owned a car and it was easy to drive where he needed to go. Now,… Continue reading

Slow to Start, Local Man Finds Big Trade Off in Riding Bus