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SETD Budget Committee Meeting FY 2022

SUNSET EMPIRE TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL ZOOM

BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022

A virtual public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Sunset Empire Transportation District, Clatsop County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 will take place on May 17, 2020 at 9 AM. The purpose of the May 17th budget meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the proposed budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee by participating in the virtual meeting or submitting public comments to Executive Director Jeff Hazen at [email protected] or mailing comments to SETD 900 Marine Drive, Astoria OR 97103 to be received no later than May 14th at 5:00 PM. The proposed budget may be viewed on the SETD website at nworegontransit.org after May 10, 2021. A mailed copy of the proposed budget may be requested by calling 503-861-5399 or sending an email request to [email protected].   A second virtual Budget Committee meeting will take place on May 24, 2021 at 9 AM.  Budget Committee meeting information is also available on the District website at nworegontransit.org. Log in for the May 17th and May 24th virtual zoom meeting is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84203959772

877 853 5247 US Toll-free

 Meeting ID 84203959772

Alternative formats are available on request. Contact Jeff Hazen at 503-861-5399 or [email protected] for more information.

Request for Informal Bid- Janitorial Services

Project:

Provide professional janitorial services for the Tillamook County Transportation
District (TCTD) administrative and operations facility that is located at 3600 3rd St., in
Tillamook, Oregon. This informal bid process is for the purpose of collecting price quotes
from qualified janitorial vendors to provide janitorial services to the District’s office spaces,
meeting rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Janitorial services will be coordinated by the
District’s Operations Superintendent and/or Operations Coordinator.

For more information please download and review:

Request for Informal Bid-Video Surveillance

Project:
Tillamook County Transportation District (TCTD) administrative, operations and maintenance
facility located at 3600 3rd St., in Tillamook, Oregon. This informal bid process is for collecting
price quotes from qualified video surveillance vendors to wire and install video surveillance
cameras network at the TCTD operations van and bus parking areas.

For more information, please download and review:

SETD busca aporte público

27 de abril de 2021

Para su liberación inmediata

De: Jeff Hazen

Director Ejecutivo

Distrito de Transporte de Sunset Empire 503-861-5399

Sunset Empire Transportation District solicita la aportación de la comunidad

.Sunset Empire Transportation District tiene un nuevo objetivo! Más participación pública, aportaciones y participación en las reuniones de la Junta de SETD, las reuniones del Comité y durante otros proyectos. El Director Ejecutivo Hazen anunció:  “Queremos mejorar nuestra conexión con los pasajerosactuales de autobuses, los futuros  pasajerosde autobuses  y  todos los que viven en el condado de Clatsop animándolos a asistir y participar en nuestras reuniones, pero también queremos asegurarnosde programar nuestras reuniones en una fecha y hora que permita un acceso más fácil a ellos también”. El director ejecutivo de SETD, Hazen, explicó que actualmente programan sus reuniones mensuales de la Junta de Comisionados el cuarto jueves de cada mes a partir de las 9:00 a.m. El Director Ejecutivo Hazen explicó: “Estamos pidiendo al público que nos ayude participando en una encuesta que nos proporcionará la información específica que necesitamos para hacer cambios en nuestros horarios de reuniones”. La Encuesta de Reuniones SETD se encuentra convenientemente ubicada en el sitio web de SETD en  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCDPPQR y estará  disponible del 27 de abril de 2021 al  19de mayode 2021. La encuestase presentará a la Junta en la Reunión de la Junta del 27de mayode 2021.   

SETD ofrece servicios de ruta fija y autobús de temporada en el condado de Clatsop, así como ser un socio de NWCONNECTOR que proporciona transporte sin problemas entre Portland, Astoria y Cannon Beach con conexiones al sur a lo largo de la costa de Oregón. SETD opera Paratransit Services, Dial a Ride Services, un programa de Gestión de Movilidad que se involucra con programas individuales o grupales de Capacitación en Tránsito y un programa de Opciones de Transporte que ayuda a los condados de Columbia, Clatsop y Tillamook a construir y mejorar todos los modos de transporte. SETD también está proporcionando transporte programado a los servicios locales de vacunas COVID y un servicio de transporte a las Clínicas de Vacunas Covid del Condado de Clatsop en el Recinto Ferial y en la  Escuela Secundaria Old  Seaside.  Para obtener más información,  llame  al 503-861-7333 #1 o visite el sitio web de SETD en  www.nworegontransit.org

SETD Seeking Public Input

April 27, 2021

For Immediate Release

From:  Jeff Hazen

Executive Director

Sunset Empire Transportation District 503-861-5399

Sunset Empire Transportation District Requests Community Input

Sunset Empire Transportation District has a new goal! More public engagement, input, and participation at the SETD Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and during other projects. Executive Director Hazen announced, “We want to improve our connection to current rider’s, future rider’s and all who live in Clatsop County by encouraging them to attend and participate in our meetings, but we also want to make sure we schedule our meetings at a date and time that will allow easier access to them as well.” SETD currently schedules their monthly Board of Commissioner’s Meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month starting at 9:00 a.m. Executive Director Hazen explained “We are asking the public to help us by participating in a survey that will provide us with the specific information we need to make changes to our meeting schedules.” The SETD Meeting Survey is conveniently located on the SETD website at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCDPPQR and will be available from April 27, 2021 through May 19, 2021. Survey results will be presented to the Board at the May 27, 2021 Board Meeting.  SETD provides Fixed Route and Seasonal bus services in Clatsop County as well as being a partner of NWCONNECTOR which provides seamless transportation between Portland, Astoria, and Cannon Beach with connections south along the Oregon Coast. SETD operates Paratransit Services, Dial a Ride Services, a Mobility Management program that engages with individual’s or group’s for Transit Training programs and a Transportation Options program that assists Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook Counties with building and improving all modes of transportation. SETD is also providing scheduled transportation to local COVID Vaccine services and a shuttle service to the Clatsop County Covid Vaccine Clinics at the Fairgrounds and at the Old Seaside High School. For more information, please call 503-861-7333 #1 or visit the SETD website at www.nworegontransit.org

Fare Policy Public Hearings Scheduled

The Wave is proposing changes to fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride fares, which would take effect July 1, 2021. The following flyers provide more information on the proposed changes:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the TCTD Regular Monthly Board of Directors’ Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021 will be virtual. Please call (571) 317-3122 and enter Access Code 123-776-525.

To attend by video, please visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/123776525

SETD Free Shuttle Available To County Covid Vaccine Clinics

April 1, 2021

For Immediate Release

From:  Jeff Hazen Executive Director 503-861-5399

Sunset Empire Transportation District

SUNSET EMPIRE TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OFFERS FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO COUNTY COVID-19 CLINIC LOCATIONS

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) has announced that starting on April 7, 2021, the District will be providing a free shuttle service to the Clatsop County Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics scheduled at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds and at the Old Seaside High School. Shuttle service to the Clatsop County Fairground Clinics will make turnaround trips every 30 minutes between the Astoria Transit Center and the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Shuttle service to the Old Seaside High School will make turnaround trips every 15 minutes between the Seaside Cinema bus stop and the Old Seaside High School. Anyone using an SETD regular bus to get to the free Covid Clinic Shuttle locations may ride for free by notifying the regular route bus driver when they board. SETD Covid Clinic Shuttle drivers will distribute tokens to any riders who will be riding regular SETD bus routes following their return to the Astoria Transit Center or the Seaside Cinema locations. The SETD Covid Clinic Shuttles will be available for each of the clinics scheduled at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds or the Old Seaside High School starting on April 7th.  Appointments are required at each clinic and can be made by contacting the Clatsop County Public Health website at www.co.clatsop.or.us/publichealth/page/covid-19-vaccine-survey. Covid Clinic Shuttles will begin service one hour prior to each clinic opening. The Astoria Transit Center is located at 900 Marine Drive in Astoria and the Seaside Cinema is located at 1026 12th Avenue in Seaside. Please plan on arriving prior to your appointment. For more information, please call 503-861-7433 Option #1 or visit the SETD website at  www.nworegontransit.org

3/15/21: Up-to-Date COVID-19 Information

LATEST UPDATE – Monday, March 15, 2021

RIDER ALERT EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MAY 4TH

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 and until further notice, the District will require all passengers to wear face masks.  These masks may be manufactured masks or cloth facial coverings. 

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

SETD OFFERS FREE TRANSPORTATION TO COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) has announced a free transportation service for those who have appointments to receive their COVID-19 vaccination in Clatsop County. Executive Director Jeff Hazen said that making sure that transportation is not a barrier to someone receiving their COVID-19 vaccine is very important to all of us. The free transportation is available by appointment only and those requesting transportation will be asked for the date, time and location of their COVID-19 vaccination appointment for verification prior to scheduling their transportation request.  SETD’s free transportation will be provided to any of the Clatsop County Vaccination Clinic’s, local Health Care Providers, or pharmacies. Scheduling is required at least 24 hours in advance and all vehicles are ADA accessible. To schedule transportation please call 503-861-7433 and select Option #2. For more information visit the SETD website at https://www.nworegontransit.org or contact Jennifer Geisler at [email protected] at 503-861-5385                                                                                                                                

CC Rider Virtual Public Forum

Public Forum Announcement:

Date: April 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m.

A virtual public forum will be held on April 27, 2021 to discuss upcoming service changes and proposed Dial-a-Ride fare adjustments.  The forum will take place virtually via GoToMeeting.

CCRider Virtual Public Forum
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PDT)

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