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    October 2011
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    Avery, Naim, Aaron

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ExUrban Transportation Options

I’ve tried to make a bigger effort to learn about alternative transport to get us out of town more. I will link this to the “school bus” section and add to it if I find more options. Here is a list of things I have found.

Transit Link: Columbia County Rider (CC Rider)

Phone:  503.366.0159

Goes to: Fixed route service 3 times a day (weekdays) to Stubb Stewart State Park and Vernonia. Also has some dial-a-ride options around the Vernonia, St. Helen’s and Scapoose areas.

Connects to: Fixed route service connects at Willow Creek Transit Center

Cost: Around $5 per person one way with some gimp discounts and child discounts.

Transit Link: Tillamook Transit

Phone:  503.815.8283

Goes to: Fixed route 1x day to Tillamook (with stops in North Plains and Banks) and back from Portland. Some Tillamook coastal transit to neighboring cities (including Cannon Beach.)

Connects to: Fixed route service connects at Union Station, Sunset Transit Center and NW 185th and Evergreen.

Cost: Around $15 one way, $20 round trip. Kids half off, 4 and under free.

Transit Link: Yamhill County Transit

Phone:  503.472.0457

Goes to: To McMinnville through Forest Grove, Gaston, and Yamhill. Other service to Newberg, Sheridan, etc. out of McMinnville. (Note Evergreen Aviation has a shuttle to the airport there, they have been somewhat open to shuttling from McMinnville Transit Center, with a few days notice.)

Connects to: Fixed route service connects at Hillsboro Transit Center, another route connects at Tigard Transit Center.

Cost: Single day passes are $2.50

Transit Link: South Metro Area Transit (SMART)

Phone:  503-682-7790

Goes to: Around Wilsonville, including connections to Salem Chariots and Canby.

Connects to: Wilsonville Station (WES) and Tualatin and Barbur Transit Centers.

Cost: Disabled discount .60 to $1.50

Transit Link: GreaseBus

Phone:  N/A

Goes to: Mt. Hood Meadows, six days a week. Leaves at 8:00am returns at 4:00pm (seasonal).

Connects to: Their office address on 1315 NE Sandy

Cost: $15

Transit Link: Sea To Summit

Phone:  503.286.9333

Goes to: Mt. Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, Timberline Lodge

Connects to: Downtown Hotels

Cost: Depends on destination and pick-up, also have ski-lift packages. $40-ish to Timberline Lodge

Transit Link: Sunset Empire Transit District

Phone:  503.861.7433

Goes to: Once an hour shuttle service to Cannon Beach, Warrenton, Seaside, Astoria

Connects to: Downtown locations in seaside towns. Also flag service

Cost: $1-4.00 depending on distance

Transit Link: EcoTours of Oregon

Phone:  503.245.1428

Goes to: Day tours to Mt. St. Helen’s, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Coast Towns, others

Connects to: Door to Door service.

Cost: $50-100 depending on destination, usually lunch included, some park fees not included.

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