Transportation Options in
Darrington & North Stillaguamish Valley
Community Transit's Route 230 and Homage's TAP Flex Route
Anyone can use two complementary services:
Community Transit’s Route 230 bus runs two round trips each weekday between Arlington and Darrington. The fare is $2.50 per trip, with options for reduced fares. For full route 230 information, visit Community Transit's website.
Homage Senior Services' TAP Flex Route provides two additional daily round trips along the same route through its Transportation Assistance Program (TAP). The route follows the Route 230 on Highway 530, and anyone can get picked-up at a Community Transit bus stop when the Homage bus goes by.
Homage's TAP Flex Route also operates on Saturday and Sunday on the same time schedule.
Darrington-to-Concrete: Sauk-Suiattle's DC Direct
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe runs the “DC Direct” bus between Darrington and Concrete, with 12 round trips each day except holidays.
Free and open to everyone, including non-tribal members
There is a 15-minute layover at the Sauk-Suiattle Reservation on several of the trips.
For full route information, visit Sauk-Suiattle's website.
Note: the DC Direct has two simultaneous "routes." For simplicity, the above timetable has combined the two routes' timetables, with "Route 1" shown in the white cells and "Route 2" in the grey cells.
To Mount Vernon: Skagit Transit Route 70X
Skagit Transit’s 70X bus runs five round trips each weekday and twice on Saturday between Concrete and Mount Vernon.
$1 per trip and 50¢ for people 65 years of age or with a disability.
The first west-bound trip each weekday is a commuter shuttle.
There is a 5 minute layover at the Sedro-Woolley Park & Ride.
For full route information, visit Skagit Transit's website.
Door-to-Door / Dial-A-Ride Services
Community Transit does not provide its DART paratransit service in the Stillaguamish Valley. Here are other alternatives.
Homage's Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)
Within the North Stillaguamish Valley, you can schedule a door-to-door trip through Homage Senior Services, up to three-quarters of a mile from Homage's TAP Flex Route along Highway 530.
Free and open to everyone.
Call to schedule a trip: 425-423-8517
As part of its DC Direct, the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe also provides door-to-door service with pre-scheduling. Trips are generally limited to the DC Direct service area, which is from Darrington to Concrete.
Free and open to anyone with a disability, including non-tribal members.
Call 360-436-0131 ext. 288 to schedule a door-to-door trip.
Pay Your Pal
If you have a disability and someone drives you to help you get to work, school, or medical appointments, Homage Senior Service’s Pay Your Pal program can reimburse your driver.
Or call to learn more: 425-423-8517
Community Transit provides vans for commuters to share trips to work together. Employers will often help pay for part or all of the cost.
Vanpooling allows you to ride with people who you know and provides greater flexibility in choosing a time to depart. A monthly fare covers all costs, including gas, insurance, and vehicle maintenance. If there’s an emergency, the program guarantees a free alternative ride home.
If you are interested in establishing a vanpool program for trips unrelated to work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many community partners have been working together to improve transportation options for the residents of Darrington and the North Stillaguamish Valley.
Town of Darrington
City of Arlington
Darrington School District
Homage Senior Services
Lincoln Hill Retirement Community
North Counties’ Communities Collaborative
North Counties’ Family Services
Sno-Isle Libraries: Darrington Branch
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation
United Way Snohomish County