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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

Columbia County Rider Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

October 17, 2017. Monthly meeting of the CCRTAC. The public is invited to attend and provide comment.

1155 Deer Island Road, St Helens, OR 97051

MEETING AGENDA October 17,2017

Minutes of September 19


PDX Medical Rides Reduced to Twice every Month

Beginning July 1, 2017, Portland Medical rides will be reduced to twice a month. CC Rider ran a pilot over the last year with 5-days a week medical rides into Portland. This service has proved unsustainable, so CC Rider is ending the pilot.

Starting in July, PDX Medical rides into Portland area hospitals and clinics will revert to the former schedule of the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

The new schedule for July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018, is as follows:

July – 5th and 19th
August – 2nd and 16th
Sept. – 6th and 20th
Oct. – 4th and 18th
Nov. – 1st and 15th
Dec. – 6th and 20th
Jan. – 3rd and 17th
Feb. – 7th and 21st
March – 7th and 21st
April 4th and 18th
May – 2nd and 16th
June – 6th and 20th

CC Rider understands that this could be an inconvenience for some. We apologize for this.

Please schedule your rides with CC Rider Dispatch at 503-366-0159.

CC Rider Announces On-Line sales of Monthly Passes and Bulk Single-Ride Tickets!

Please click on the link below, which will take you to the purchase screen. If you have ever ordered anything on-line, this is no different. You will choose your payment method and enter the appropriate information. Choose your fare instrument (Monthly Pass or Single-Ride Tickets) and follow the buttons at the bottom until you are asked to SUBMIT PURCHASE. You will receive a confirmation. Print this out and use as your proof of payment until your Monthly Pass or Single-Ride Tickets arrive in your mailbox.

CLICK on this link to take you to the purchase page.

 CC Rider Dispatch: 503-366-0159

Transit Administrator:

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.

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…

 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:

Rainier Transit Center (d)_Page_1

Rainier Transit Center (d)_Page_3

Rainier Transit Center (d)_Page_2

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.



Line 4 – Clatskanie Service Adjustment


To schedule a pick up along HWY 30 on Saturday or Sunday in Alston Corner, Prescott, Goble and Deer Island, PLEASE CALL CC Rider at 503-366-0159.


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!



Line 3 – South County Flex 11-16

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!



Line 3 – South County Flex 11-16

Línea 4 – Clatskanie

Línea 5 – Kelso

Línea 6 – Nehalem Valley

Línea 7 – Lower Columbia Connector

¿Preguntas? email Michael Ray a:

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.


The True Cost of Driving:


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

Everyone should take the bus!

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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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