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Winter Weather Schedule for February 2019

WINTER WEATHER SERVICE:
Based on current weather models we may see a significant weather event next week. Should this happen CCRider will take the following weather actions:

Line 1: Will run with two additional mid day runs for those who have late starts or early leaving.
Line 2 : IF PCC is closed line 2 will be canceled
Line 3: Will run a limited route along US 30 only
Line 5: Will be canceled
Dial-A-Ride: Will be limited to medical necessity only

We will do our best to leave the transit center on time, but all buses will be chained and limited to 25 mph so expect significant delays.

Budget Committee Openings

The Sunset Empire Transportation District Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers from Clatsop County who are registered voters and would like to serve on the District Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is comprised of 7 District Board Members and 7 community members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve a 3 year term. There are currently 5 community member positions open on the committee. Budget Committee meetings are held up to 3 times a year.

Those interested in serving on the SETD Budget Committee are asked to submit a letter of interest which can be emailed to [email protected], dropped off at the Astoria Transit Center, 900 Marine Drive, Seaside Transit Office, 39 North Holladay or mailed to Sunset Empire Transportation District, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103. Please submit letters of interest by February 15, 2019.

For more information please contact Executive Director Jeff Hazen at 503-861-5399 or by email at [email protected].

Employee of the Quarter – April thru June 2018

Sunset Empire Transportation District is pleased to announce that Kathy Wiegardt has been chosen as Employee of the 2nd Quarter 2018. Kathy was hired in November 2017 as a part-time fixed route driver. In April of this year she moved to a full-time position sharing her driving duties between paratransit and fixed route. Kathy excels in her customer service skills and her kind compassionate personality shines with the paratransit passengers she helps every day. We are pleased to have Kathy as part of the SETD family. Thank-you Kathy for all you do for the district!

TCTD Seeking Transportation Advisory Committee Members

Tillamook County Transportation District (TCTD) is seeking volunteers to serve on the District’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIF) Advisory Committee.  The Committee will advise and assist the District’s Board of Directors on issues and matters related to the enhancement of local and regional public transportation services within Tillamook County

Members are appointed by the TCTD Board of Directors to serve a 3 year term and meetings are generally held on a quarterly schedule.  To be qualified to serve on the Committee, an individual must:

  • Reside or work in Tillamook County
  • Be knowledgable about the public transportation needs of residents and employees located within or traveling to and from the County
  • Represent various constituency groups within the County and be representative of the perspectives of the various demographics of Tillamook County

If you are interested in learning more information go to the Committee Job Description link.  If you are interested in participating please a Committee Application and submit a completed application to [email protected]

STIF Committee Job Description

TCTD STIF Bylaws 

Member Application

For more information about Tillamook County Transportation District please visit our website at: www.tillamookbus.com

Transit App

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) has announced their partnership with Swiftly.com and Trillium Solutions, and the launch of a new transportation tool by Transit Ltd. to assist riders. Beginning on June 15, 2018 passengers will be able to access real time information on all SETD fixed route buses. Utilizing the new “Transit app” and Google maps, riders will be able to access many features including tracking their next bus, access to accurate real time transit information, live maps and bus locations and real time trip planners to help users compare the travel time and price of transportation options. This new access to information is available to anyone with a smart phone, access to the internet or can be accessed by any phone. Simply text or call this phone number (971) 701-2224 enter the appropriate bus stop number (available on the SETD website or at bus stop) and you will be given the next real time arrivals for routes that serve that stop via voice or SMS message. The Real Time feature is available through the free “Transit” application and can be downloaded through Google Play or Apple ITunes store. Executive Director Jeff Hazen said “the District is very excited to bring real time information to our riders. We know it will make traveling on SETD buses much easier and more enjoyable.” SETD Transit Center staff will be available to assist riders with accessing the new service. “Transit” app specialists will be riding the buses on June 14th 15th, 21st and 28th to assist passengers in accessing the new information. For more information about how to access real-time transit go to www.ridethebus.org or call 503-861-7433 #3.