Effective March 25th, 2020 through May 31st, 2020, bus fare is temporarily suspended on all bus routes and paratransit within Clatsop County. March monthly passes will be valid through May 31st.
Effective March 25th, 2020, the Astoria Transit Center and Seaside Transit Office are closed to the public. Tickets for the NW Point bus can be purchased online at https://www.amtrak.com/home.html. For local transit information, please email [email protected] or call 503-440-6659. Use the Transit app to find out when your bus will arrive.
LATEST UPDATE – Tuesday, March 24th @ 3:30pm
Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order on Monday, March 23rd at 10:30am immediately directing Oregonians to “Stay home, stay healthy” to the maximum extent possible except for carrying out essential tasks to include groceries, pharmacy and health care needs.
Tillamook County Transportation District (TCTD) is closely following recommendations made by the Oregon Health Authority, which has not recommended limiting the following District’s transit services.
- All In-County buses are operating under normal schedules.
- All Inter-City services to Portland and Salem are operating under normal schedules.
- Dial-A-Ride services are limited to essential trips whenever possible.
- Administrative Office Hours are Monday-Friday by appointment only. Please call 503-815-8283 to schedule.
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR SAFETY
- If you are sick, please stay home.
- Only travel for essential tasks include groceries, pharmacy and health care needs.
- Frequently wash your hands.
- Practice “social distancing” by maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from others and limiting travel to necessity. There are fewer passengers riding buses and there is adequate room on the buses to be at least six feet from other riders.
WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR YOUR SAFETY
- Regularly cleaning all buses and vans daily.
- Throughout the day, staff are wiping down all touch points on District vehicles.
- Throughout the day, staff are wiping down touch points at the Transit Visitors’ Center and all other District facilities.
Below are links for additional information:
March 23, 2020 – Governor Brown’s Executive Order: https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/jkAULYKcSh6DoDF8wBM0_EO%2020-12.pdf
TCTD is taking the responsibility of the health and safety of our riders and employees very seriously. Therefore, the District has enhanced its vehicle and facility sanitation and disinfection protocols and developed a Contagious Virus Response Plan (CVRP) to guide the efforts to maintain a healthy environment.
March 16, 2020
From: Douglas Pilant,
Tillamook County Transportation District (TCTD) has joined other transit agencies from across the United States to take measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The District is closely following recommendations made by the Oregon Health Authority, which has not recommended limiting transit services. Like us, health experts understand transit is vital to the community and many people are dependent on our services to get where they need to go.
TCTD is taking the responsibility of the health and safety of our riders and employees very seriously. Therefore, the District has enhanced its vehicle and facility sanitation and disinfection protocols and developed a Contagious Virus Response Plan (CVRP) to guide the efforts to maintain a healthy environment. The Plan is attached here:
The TCTD vehicle sanitation Plan is to spray and wipe down up to 75 percent of all buses and vans with disinfectant each day and have 100% of all vehicles thoroughly sanitized every other day. District staff are also periodically wiping down high touch areas of the vehicles and facilities throughout the day. All chemicals being used to combat the COVID-19 virus are recommended by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being effective against this virus.
The Oregon Health Authority is also recommending “social distancing” by maintaining six feet of distance between yourself and other people to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With more people traveling less there is more space on the buses and the District asks that passengers maintain the recommended distance from each other.
All District administrative staff are being allowed to work from home if possible. We have shared the CDC guidelines on the importance of thoroughly and frequently washing hands. We encourage all of our riders and the public to follow the CDC guidelines to help stop the growth of this virus.
In response to Covid-19, Columbia County Board of Commissioners have decided all county offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. This means the transit center doors will be locked. If you are in need of tickets or a monthly pass, you may call, order online, or pay cash upon boarding. Please allow at least 5 weekdays for delivery. We also ask that you assess your own situation and practice personal responsibility before riding. This means washing your hands, sitting further back from the driver, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home if you do not feel well. Many of those who ride or drive the buses are in the vulnerable category so please keep that in mind before venturing out. If you have questions, please call dispatch at 503-366-0159. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.
The March 26th, 2020 Board meeting has been cancelled.
Out of an abundance of caution, our bi-monthly Transit Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled to April 21, 2020 and will resume the every-other-month schedule thereafter.
Effective March 1, 2020 our new, per boarding fares will be as follows:
In county – $2
Out of county – $3
Monthly pass – $120
As noted above, the fare will be required each time you board the bus and we will no longer offer transfers.