News

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.

**TIME CHANGE*ENDING AT 11:55**ROUTE CHANGE**Electric Bus Demo March 5th

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) is extending an invitation to a public demonstration of what an electric powered bus is all about on Monday March 5th. “Technology is rapidly evolving with electric buses and SETD wants to make sure that we continue to look into and evaluate if electric propulsion will work for us going forward” said Executive Director Jeff Hazen. The District will be testing one of the energy efficient electric buses March 5th on their Route 101 and wants the public to be involved as much as possible. The public is invited to ride the electric bus for free from 8:00 AM until 11:50 AM.  Complete Coach Works will be providing the electric bus used in this demonstration. For more information contact Mary Parker at [email protected] or call 503-861-5370.