This first posted to Nextdoor Lummi Island on 8/24/2014 and is open for more comments.
What is your experience using the bus to and from Lummi Island during the year?
If the schedules between the bus and ferry were coordinated, would you use it more?
Whatcom Transit Authority Route 50 in blue. For connections to other
Locations and maps, goto http://www.ridewta.com/routes_by_number
With parking at a premium at Gooseberry Pt during drydock, it seems that some of us could try using the WTA 50 bus, making 8 trips per day to downtown Bellingham. At first glance at the schedule, this seems pretty simple, however, keep in mind the ferry schedule changes during drydock, making the total trip time either tolerable or miserable, depending on which time of day you leave – somewhere between 59 minutes to 96 minutes. The good news is that it’s cheaper than dirt, (kids under 8 and seniors over 74 are free, seniors with a Medicare card are 50 cents, and everyone else is just a buck each way). Read Part 1 and 2 after the jump.