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Welcome to the CC Rider website.

From the links above, you may open, read, or download our schedule and route information. Please note that all files are in Adobe Acrobat format and that you will need the free Adobe Reader program to view the files. You may download a current copy at their website: Download Free Acrobat Reader Software


 

SERVICE CHANGE

EFFECTIVE August 8, 2016 

CC Riders, We are attempting to continue to address and fix the arrival time of the 5:30 Line 1 into downtown Portland. The change is highlighted on the attached.

This change does not affect any other time of the Line 1.

The change will go into affect on August 8, 2016.

Please call 503-366-0159, should you have any questions or concerns.

Line 1 4-30 Schedule Improvement 8-8-16

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Public Service Announcement

CC Riders, There has been some criminal activity at the Warren Baptist Church Park and Ride. On Monday, a vehicle was broken into and on Tuesday, a vehicle was stolen. CC Rider has requested that the sheriff’s office do enhanced patrols in the area, including a drive though of the park and ride. In the meantime, you might want to consider parking at either the St Helens Transit Center, Rite Aid Park and Ride, or the Scappoose Park and Ride, as these places are much more visible than the Warren Church location. St Helens Transit Center has 24/7 video surveillance.

If you should happen to notice unusual people/behavior at any of our park and ride facilities, please call the appropriate police/sheriffs office, or call CC Rider at 503-366-0159.

Thank you and be vigilant.


CC Rider Dispatch: 503-366-0159

Email Transit Director: Please contact Michael Ray at the email address link below.

Transit Program Coordinator: michael.ray@co.columbia.or.us

Please Note: The schedules, routes, and other information are now available from the drop-down located on the “home” button.
Quick links are also available by scrolling down this page.

Welcome to the CC Rider website. From the links above, you may open, read, or download our schedule and route information. Please note that all files are in Adobe Acrobat format and that you will need the free Adobe Reader program to view the files. You may download a current copy at their website: Download Free Acrobat Reader Software

Have you lost something? Check our Lost and Found page

CC Rider now has an on-line Lost and Found page where you can enter items you think you might have lost on one of our transit vehicles. You can also check to see if an item has been entered as lost. We hope you do not have to try it out, but if you do…

lostandfound.com

Minor Changes on Line 1 – Downtown Portland and Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek

CC Rider has made minor changes to our Line 1 and Line 2 routes. Please see the links below for new times. Be aware that Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek will no longer stop at Warren Baptist Church/Church Road. Passengers desiring to use Warren Baptist Church should board Line 1 to Scappoose and transfer to Line 2 at NE 1st and NE Prairie Streets.

Questions? Contact CC Rider at 503-366-8505 or 503-366-0159

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Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek 5-2016NEW

PCC Students win Rainier Transit Center Design Challenge!

Students from PCC Sylvania and Rock Creek campuses combined forces to create a stunning concept for a new transit center in the city of Rainier.

The students are Douglas Eaglebear, Corinne Dermond, Vanessa Morgan, Vanessa Golding and Jodee Perry.

Attached are photos of the design they submitted as well as photos of the students at Rainier City Council meeting, where they gave a short presentation on their process for creating the design and where they accepted their award.

CC Rider would like to thank the following area businesses for contributing to the award:

AKAAN Architecture – St Helens

Lower Columbia Engineering – St Helens

Fibre Federal Credit Union – Rainier

First Transit – Beaverton

CC Rider/Columbia County

Photos of the PCC Team and their design:

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Group with awards

Group with Check

Group in front of City Hall

The Rainier Transit Center is funded by a grant from the Connect Oregon program, which is funded by State Lottery Funds, and by a 5311f Intercity grant.


 

New Fares between Rainier and Longview/Kelso and between Columbia City and St Helens! Effective January 14, 2016!

Effective January 14, 2016, the fares on said segments will drop to only $2.00 per boarding. The Columbia County Board of Commissioners approved the rate reduction at their Board Meeting/Public Hearing this morning.

If you take Line 4 – Clatskanie between Columbia City and St Helens, you will now pay only $2.00 instead of the previous rate of $5.00. You can also get a transfer to Line 3 – South County Flex to continue on to Scappoose or anywhere we serve in St Helens. If you take Line 5 – Kelso between Rainier and anywhere in Longview and Kelso, WA which we serve, the fare is only $2.00 per boarding instead of the previous rate of $6.00.

Get on board!

 


 

Line 1 bus stop location in Linnton changed!

If you board CC Rider in Linnton, at the Subway Restaurant, at approximately HWY 30 and NW 113th Ave, the stop has moved 2-blocks east to NW 111th Avenue. This location is between the Arco Gas Station and the House of Pipes retail store. Trimet graciously allowed us to place a CC Rider emblem on their bus stop sign for their Line 16.

The new stop has a bench for sitting and is better aligned with the east bound transit stop across the highway at NW 112th Avenue (CC Rider also shares this stop with Trimet).

CC Rider values its growing relationship with Trimet and we thank them for allow us to use their infrastructure where we share common routes. This sharing of stops where possible, will allow CC Rider to use our limited budget to better allocate CC Rider bus stop signs where we are the only provider.


 

Minor Adjustment to Line 1 – Downtown Portland, Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek, and Line 6 – Nehalem Valley

Line 1 – Downtown Portland: The stop at SW Salmon at SW 14th (Lincoln High School) will move to coincide with the Trimet stop for Line 15 and 51. Beginning immediately if you wish to board or exit the CC Rider bus you will do so at the Trimet stop.

Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek and Line 6 – Nehalem Valley: New Tanasbourne southbound stop at SW 185th and Cornell Rd. This stop will be co-located with the Trimet stop for Line 52.

Northbound will remain the same, but will have a new CC Rider sticker on the existing Trimet Line 52 sign.

 

Look for these CC Rider stop identifiers:

CC RiderDecal Line 1

CC Rider Decal Line 2 and 6


UPDATE

Line 4 – Clatskanie Service Adjustment

UPDATE

To schedule a pick up along HWY 30 on Saturday or Sunday in Alston Corner, Prescott, Goble and Deer Island, PLEASE CALL Sunset Empire Transit District at 1-503-861-5041. Sunset Empire handles all dispatching on Saturdays and Sundays for CC Rider. You can also contact CC Rider Dispatch at 503-366-0159 before 6:30 pm Mondays – Fridays, to schedule a weekend pick up in Alston Corner, Prescott, Goble and Deer Island. (only for CC Rider weekend service)

 

Service to Clatskanie, Rainier Transit Center and St Helens Transit Center will not change except for times.

Route and Schedule Quick Links

Check out CC Rider’s NEW SCHEDULES and our NEW LINE 7 – Lower Columbia Connector! We now offer 7-day a week service on four of our routes: Line 1, Line 4, Line 5, and Line 7!

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Beginning August 8th, 2016, the 4:30 Express bus from the St Helens Transit Center will leave at 4:20 PM, arriving NE 1st St and NE Prairie St in Scappoose at 4:35 PM. The bus will still leave SW Salmon Street at SW 6th Avenue, in Downtown Portland at 5:30 PM.

NO OTHER TIMES ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE

Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek 5-2016NEW

Line 3 – South County Flex

Line 4 – Clatskanie

Line 5 – Kelso

Line 6 – Nehalem Valley

Line 7 – Lower Columbia Connector

If you have any questions or concerns, Please contact Michael Ray at CC Rider – 503-366-8505

(Please call Dispatch 503-366-0159 on Saturday and Sunday).

For Dial-A Ride and general trip planning information, please call CC Rider Dispatch at 503-366-0159.

Ahora, los horarios en ¡español!

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Line 2 – PCC Rock Creek 5-2016NEW

Línea 3 – South County Flex

Línea 4 – Clatskanie

Línea 5 – Kelso

Línea 6 – Nehalem Valley

Línea 7 – Lower Columbia Connector

¿Preguntas? email Michael Ray a: michael.ray@co.columbia.or.us

Para Dial-A-Ride y para información general sobre planificar su viaje, llame al despecho de CC Rider: 503-366-0159.

(Por favor llame al despacho: 503-366-0159 el sábado y el domingo)


How much do you spend on driving?

There are  numerous websites which one can go to help you discover just how much money you are spending to drive. I have listed links to two below. The first is from AAA and while it is good for a very general understanding of the true cost of driving, it doesn’t factor in external and indirect costs such as road maintenance and emergency service cost, etc. The second is from a website which uses central California data, so it could be slightly higher than what we pay here in the Pacific NW, but it does a good job at trying to factor in numerous external/indirect costs. Also, the AAA calculator isn’t on-line fillable and doesn’t calculate cost based on various inputs. The second link does so beautifully; allowing you to try different combinations to see how reducing or increasing your mileage will affect your yearly costs.

I encourage you to use these two sites and scan the internet for other sites designed to help you figure out that driving a car; while expedient at times, can also be quite a bit more expensive than filling the tank.

AAA: http://publicaffairsresources.aaa.biz/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Your-Driving-Costs-2014.pdf

The True Cost of Driving: http://commutesolutions.org/external/calc.html

 


Looking to spend some time in Astoria, or anywhere on the Oregon Coast between Astoria and Newport?

Try the North by Northwest Connector, which will allow you to spend the weekend or longer at the beautiful northern Oregon coast

http://nworegontransit.org


Everyone should take the bus!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/13/black-lab-rides-bus-seattle-washington/21726965/


CC Rider Dispatch: 503-366-0159
Email Transit Director: janet.wright@co.columbia.or.us

Transit Program Coordinator: michael.ray@co.columbia.or.us

Please Note: The schedules, routes, and other information are now available from the drop-down located on the “home” button.
Quick links are also available above.

Welcome to the CC Rider website. From the links above, you may open, read, or download our schedule and route information. Please note that all files are in Adobe Acrobat format and that you will need the free Adobe Reader program to view the files. You may download a current copy at their website: Download Free Acrobat Reader Software

We’re Growing! Check out our ridership figures for  July 2013 – June 2014

Visit our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/columbiacountyrider


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First Columbia County Public Transportation System

  Columbia County Rider History

In the mid 1970’s, Scappoose resident Dorothy Churchill and a select few intrepid volunteers, had a vision for a transportation program to serve Columbia County’s senior citizens. They put together some fund raisers and an old van or two, and Colco Transportation was born. Over the years, Colco grew to be the largest rural transportation program in the State of Oregon, serving not only the elderly, but also the disabled and general public. In 2003, Colco’s board of directors notified the Columbia County Commissioners that they would not be able to continue service, due to financial constraints, and they would be ceasing operations. The Board of Commissioners, knowing the severe negative impact this would have on the communities of the County, sprung into action, assigning then County Council, John Knight to construct a plan to save the public transit system. Needless to say, he did just that, and operating with sub-contractors, Columbia County Rider was born. In a short time, ridership grew, and the reins of the Columbia County Transit Division were turned over to Janet Wright, Director of Economic Development, and Commissioners Assistant. She leads the agency today as Transit Director. Today, as our county grows, Columbia County Rider continues to grow and add new services. Keep an eye on our web site for future routes and services, and please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions on how we can serve you better.

We’ve Come A Long Way From Our Beginnings

Comfortable, Modern Equipment & Friendly, Professional Drivers

Comfortable, Modern Equipment & Friendly, Professional Drivers

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