Seamless Transit Project
OCWCOG received a Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) discretionary grant to explore providing a “seamless” experience for transit users across its tri-County Region.
Currently, seven transit agencies operate across Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, all with different fares, schedules, and routes. While agencies coordinate internally, the goal of this Seamless Transit Project is to provide the same level of coordination to the public, thereby creating a seamless transit experience for the traveler.
The project is divided into two phases. The first phase focuses on expanding services OCWCOG currently offers to Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) clients, including transportation drive training and travel training. The second phase involves a centralized information portal, real time bus information availability, and a mobile ticketing application.
Stakeholders (included below) comprise the working group. More information on the project, including meeting materials is available below.
As of November 25, 2020, CWRide.org is up and running! This website is available for use to check out all the local transit agencies and their routes, as well as information on bus etiquette, riding your bike, service animals, and more.
Coming soon is Real Time information! Swiftly will be providing Automatic Vehicle Location which will present riders with locational data of where their bus is at, if it’s early or late, and which bus is closest to them. This information will be available on the website online or on your smart phone.
OCWCOG is also in the process of working with Token Transit to get mobile ticketing. This will allow riders to pay for their bus fare online. Riders will be able to pay for their own tickets, future tickets, or even buy a ticket for a friend or family member, and send the ticket to them without any hassle.
Phase I Implementation
- Albany Transit
- Linn-Benton Loop
- Benton County Transit
- Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
- Corvallis Transit
- Linn Shuttle
- Lincoln County Transit
- LINX (Lebanon)
- Northwest Oregon Transit Alliance (NWOTA)
- Oregon State University