Local Marin County Transit District Route Changes

Effective September 10, 2006


Overview of changes by community

Route numbers by community

Summary of specific changes for Tiburon riders

Summary of specific changes for Novato riders

Twin Cities Shuttle information

Santa Venetia Shuttle information

Marinwood-Terra Linda Shuttle information

Complete Bus Schedules

(Click on route number to see a map and schedule.)

Eliminated Routes
Replaced By
Route 15
Routes 17 & 19
Route 21
Routes 22 & 221
Route 33
Routes 49 & 233
Route 53
Route 51
Route 55
Routes 51 & 52
Route 57
Routes 45 & 49 & 52
Route 59
Routes 45 & 49 & 51 & 52 & 259


Marin County Transit District Routes

(operated by Golden Gate Transit)


Marin County Transit District Routes

(operated by Golden Gate Transit)


Marin County Transit District Routes

(operated by Golden Gate Transit)


Marin County Transit District Shuttle Routes

(served by another operator, not Golden Gate Transit)

Route 221 Larkspur/Corte Madera
Route 71 Novato/Marin City via Hwy 101
Route 233 SRTC/Santa Venetia
Route 259 Marinwood/Marin Civic Center

Overview of Changes – by Community


  • Enhances local circulation – recogniz­ing that over half of the trips generated in Novato stay in Novato. Routes in neighborhoods will be operated with small buses as money is available to purchase new vehicles.
  • Replace long and circuitous routes with more direct connections to destinations.
  • Creates a consistent half-hour service on South Novato Boulevard on weekdays.
  • Provides service to Hamilton.


Northern San Rafael

  • Improves connections between major destinations and the San Rafael Transit Center (SRTC).
  • Increases big-bus service running every 30 minutes, linking the major high-ridership destinations: Civic Center, and Northgate.
  • Adds an hourly service designed for areas somewhat harder to reach - from the San Rafael Transit Center, through the Dominican area, Civic Center, the Kaiser area, then up 101 to Hamilton and to Ignacio.
  • New community shuttle route maintains peak hour service to Santa Venetia, which lost service due to earlier Golden Gate Transit cuts.
  • Includes a new community shuttle providing service from the Civic Center to Terra Linda and Marinwood.


Canal Area

  • Expands hours of more frequent 15 minute service from the Canal to the San Rafael Transit Center, and destinations north, south, and west.
  • Adds direct service from the Canal to Marin General Hospital and College of Marin.
  • Adds direct service from San Rafael Transit Center to Mill Valley with convenient connections to the Canal route.
  • Creates a single seat ride from the Canal to Civic Cen­ter, Northgate, and northern San Rafael destinations.

San Anselmo and Fairfax

  • Creates direct service from Fairfax to San Rafael Transit Center eliminating the need to transfer in San Anselmo during the week.
  • Enhances service to Larkspur Landing.

Ross Valley (Larkspur Landing, Kentfield, Ross)

  • Increases frequency of service along Sir Francis Drake Blvd corridor.
  • Increases frequency of service from Southern Marin to Ross Valley serving College of Marin and connecting Sausalito, Marin City, Corte Madera, Kentfield, and San Anselmo.

Southern Marin

  • Enhances peak period frequency between Sausalito, Marin City, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, San Anselmo and San Rafael.

Corte Madera and Larkspur

  • Provides more direct service from Southern Marin to Ross Valley and College of Marin.
  • Provides new midday shuttle service through Larkspur and Corte Madera.

Marin City, Mill Valley and Tiburon

  • Connects Marin City, Mill Valley, and Tiburon with Strawberry and San Rafael more efficiently.
  • Creates direct Mill Valley/San Rafael service.
  • Improves service to Tam High and Mill Valley Middle School.

Sausalito and Marin City

  • Increases frequency between Sausalito, Marin City, Ross Valley, and San Rafael.
  • Improves connections at transfer point at Marin City.


Information on route changes, other Marin local transit services, and the Marin County Transit District Short Range Transit Plan is available at www.marintransit.org You may contact the Marin County Transit Distinct at Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903, call 415/499-6099 or 415/499-6172 (TDD) or email info@marintransit.org.