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Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project

Crews Prepare Underground Drainage and Utilities

  • Crews Preparing for Underground Installations

  • Digging a Trench

  • Crews Working Down in the Trenches

  • Crews Installing Drainage and Utilities

April 07, 2017

Recent Happenings

While the warm sunny days beckoned the beginning of Spring, we have also seen several days of rain. As a result, construction has been moderately impacted. Nevertheless, the construction crews have been hard at work, ensuring construction efforts continue as planned. All parties involved agree that construction of the new bus stop and shelter is progressing nicely.

In the last two weeks, the engineering team took advantage of the good weather conditions to dig trenches and get started on the installation of underground drainage and utilities.

Team members were also making preparations offsite for RGTIP by inspecting construction materials designated to be used for the new facility. Material inspection will continue throughout next week.

Next week's forecast predicts a couple days of rain that may delay construction. Regardless of the weather, we would like to use this opportunity to highlight Marin Transit's services. It won't be long before the new and safer Redwood and Grant project is completed, and you can consider taking Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit on your next trip. Whether it's across town or outside the county, Marin Transit can get you and your loved ones where you need to go without the hassle of driving. In the next few project updates you'll find information on convenient, safe and greener ways to journey to a number of destinations.

We will start with a basic travel alternative.

Car is in the Shop

Have you had an unfortunate accident? Will your car be in the shop for a few days or a couple weeks while repairs are made? You have work, errands to run, appointments to make - and your missing vehicle makes them all that much more difficult.

Dont overspend on an expensive rental car. Why not try the convenience and cost savings of public transit?

Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit have numerous bus routes to get you around town and between cities at a fraction of the cost of a rental car. The Marin Transit 71x runs from Novato to Sausalito, making stops all along US 101, while Golden Gate Transit Route 101 runs all the way from Santa Rosa to the Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco seven days a week! Both are easily accessed from the Redwood and Grant bus stop heading either northbound or southbound.

You can use your mobile phone or PDA to access the real-time information in a mobile-friendly format while you're on the go. Visit from your mobile phone or iPhone to be automatically redirected to the mobile site. You can use the mobile site to access arrival predictions, see live bus maps and look up stop numbers. Or you can call (415) 237-0070 to hear arrival information spoken to you.

Stay informed on all the ways Marin Transit can get you to where you need to be by visiting our website and subscribing to our newsletter.


The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is a six-month construction project to improve safety and operations at the Novato bus stop located on Redwood Boulevard between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue. This downtown gateway is important for access to public transit throughout Marin County and the entire Bay Area. The planned enhancements will make the facility safer and more efficient for riders, drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and buses. Construction started the second week of February 2017 and will continue through July 2017. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather restrictions and other unforeseen delays.

Public Safety

During this phase of construction, it is recommended that motorists:

  • Be aware that the restriping of the lanes may lengthen the time it takes to make a left turn onto Grant Ave from
    Redwood Blvd.
  • Drive slower through the construction zone between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue.
  • Be on the lookout for temporary lane closures, pedestrians and traffic redirection.
  • Avoid stopping or parking in the bus only lanes.

Pedestrians are cautioned to safely use crosswalks on Redwood Boulevard and not to cross midblock.

Once again, please be mindful that much of the street parking on Redwood Blvd has been converted into temporary bus lanes for the time being. Stopping or parking in the temporary bus stops is prohibited and could result in a ticket and fine.

Temporary Bus Stop Locations

Parking at curbside stops is prohibited

Marin County Transit District and construction management staff are making every effort to limit any potential impact during construction and are working with the City of Novato and bus operators to notify bus riders, local businesses and residents of the planned work.

Stay Informed

During this phase of the RGTIP, weekly updates will shift to bi-weekly updates (once every two weeks). Once construction is nearing completion, project updates will resume the weekly schedule.

For the latest project information, please visit the project website:

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More Info

For Board Reports, Plans, Presentations, and more RGTIP Project Documents, click here.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Please contact Marin Transit by email at or by phone at (415) 226-0855.