NEW Whidbey Island Main Base Facility

Whidbey Main Base Facilities Project   Island Transit was awarded $17.92 million in FY11 State of Good Repair federal funds for our greatly anticipated new main base facilities project. The project facilities house all administrative, operations, and maintenance functions for both Whidbey and Camano Island.

The construction process started in April 2012

Island Transit moved into their new office facilities June 2013

We are in the last stages of construction as of December 2013

Click HERE to see the construction of our new facility! Pictures from the ground up!

Whidbey Main Base Facilities Project Synopsis

o 37,748 SF fully-equipped Maintenance Facility with 12 service bays
o 5,737 SF Bus Wash & Fueling Facilities
o 15,520 SF Administration & Operation Facility, with public meeting space available

o Environmentally friendly, well-equipped facilities
o Appropriate office space
o Fire control systems to protect vital records and other resources
o Full integration of system wide surveillance systems and Intelligent Transportation
   Systems (ITS)

o Our buses from Whidbey and Camano Islands connect to other modes of 
   transportation and providers through the regional, cross-jurisdictional services.
o We pioneered the Regional Tri-County Connector and Everett Connector partnerships 
   between Island, Whatcom and Skagit Transits.
o Our vanpools travel over the Greater Central Puget Sound Region to multiple 
   employment sites including, but not limited to Seattle, Bremerton, and Everett. 
   In 2010, our vanpools traveled 1,189,836 miles.
o Island Transit provides commuter services through our vanpool program, regional 
   connectors, and our direct connections with both the Clinton/Mukilteo and the 
   Coupeville/Port Townsend ferries.
o In 2008, 239,449 Mukilteo / Clinton ferry customers purchased transit passes, 
   89% of all the passes sold in the entire WSF system, which equates to a potential 
   of 7,422,919 annual trips not made with a single occupancy vehicle.
o According to WSF officials, if Island Transit was not here today and these same 
   commuters drove their own vehicle, WSF would have to add an additional 11.64 
   ferry runs on this route daily.