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TIME TO JUMP ON THE 2019 GET THERE CHALLENGE

Join the Get There Challenge Oct. 7 – 21!
The Get There Challenge lets you win prizes and recognition for making any of your trips—whether it’s your daily commute or a simple errand—without driving alone.
Find carpool buddies and and compete with friends on Get There when you carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike, walk or telework.
Then log your trips at GetThereOregon.org for your chance to win weekly and grand prizes, including a $1,000 Bike Friday gift card!
Let Get There simplify your daily trips. Spend less on gas. Get more time to relax. All on your terms.

Board Member Vacancy

Sunset Empire Transportation District Board of Commissioners is requesting application from citizens interested in filling 2 openings on their Board. The Sunset Empire Transportation Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting policy for the operations of all public transportation in Clatsop County and oversees a budget of approximately 8 million dollars. The District operates 5 weekday fixed routes and 4 weekend fixed routes providing connecting services to Columbia and Tillamook County.  The District operates an Intermodal Transit Center in downtown Astoria, a Transit Office in Seaside and has an Operations facility in Warrenton. Those appointed to the 2 positions will serve until the next Special District election in the spring of 2021.  Applicants are required to be a registered voter in Clatsop County.  Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2019 at 5 PM.

Application forms are available on the District’s website at http://www.nworegontransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/New-Board-Member-Application-Updated-September-2019.pdf or may be picked up at the ticket desk at the Astoria Transit Center, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria or at the Seaside Transit Office 39 North Holladay Drive, Seaside.

Completed applications may be emailed [email protected], dropped off at the Astoria Transit Center, Seaside Transit Office or mailed to Sunset Empire Transportation District, 900 Marine Drive Astoria Oregon.  For more information please contact Mary Parker at 503-861-5370 or at [email protected]

“Get There” offers easy ride matching and trip planning to reduce driving alone

July 1, 2019

For more information: Stephanie Millar, Transportation Options Program manager, 503-986-4224

SALEM — Want to reduce the cost of your drive? It’s easier than ever to share the ride with ODOT’s new carpooling tool, Get There. A web-based tool, Get There helps Oregonians plan trips, share rides with single trips or on a regular basis, and more. Get There replaces Drive Less Connect, the state’s former carpool matching tool.

By typing in a starting point and a destination, users can see options for both passengers and drivers looking to share rides. Using the tool helps travelers share the cost and reduces greenhouse gas emissions that harm the environment.

“Our goal is to help people have more choices for the way they travel,” said ODOT Highway Division Administrator Kris Strickler. “With more options, we usually see fewer vehicles on the road – and that means less congestion and frustration for everyone.”  

Get There also provides users with information about vanpools for popular commutes, like between Portland and Salem. The website also offers transit, bike and walking directions.

Organizations working to reduce drive alone trips across Oregon in places like Lane County, the Rogue Valley, and Deschutes County run programs that give their participants prizes to reduce their drive-alone trips. These programs will use Get There to help users track their trips and see how much fuel and money they are saving, as well as their reduced carbon footprint.

In October, Get There will host the annual Get There Challenge, formerly the Oregon Drive Less Challenge. This year’s challenge will feature a range of prizes for Oregonians who log trips made without driving alone. Sponsors include Providence Health & Services and Bike Friday. More details will be announced later this summer.

Pacific City Free Shuttle Begins Service

The 2019 Summer season’s “Pacific City Free Shuttle” began operating June 29th and 30th. The PC Shuttle departs Thousand Trails every 45 minutes and has scheduled stops throughout Pacific City. The PC Shuttle route provides riders easy walking distance to most Pacific City destinations. The Shuttle will operate weekends through Labor Day.
 For more detailed information visit The Wave’s website at:http://www.nworegontransit.org/pacific-city-shuttle/