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Thank you to everyone who has completed the CC Rider Customer Survey! We are getting some great results. If you have not taken the survey yet, please spend a minute or two and fill it out. The survey is primarily multiple choice and can be taken and submitted on-line through the link below. CC Rider really appreciates your input!
Everyone should take the bus!
CC Rider Dispatch: 503-366-0159
Email Transit Director: email@example.com
Transit Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 below.
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
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Route & Schedule Quick Links
NEW Route 1 – Downtown Portland NEW
NEW Route 2 – PCC Rock Creek NEW
NEW Route 3 – South County Flex NEW
NEW Route 4 – Clatskanie NEW
NEW Route 5 – Kelso NEW
NEW Route 6 – Nehalem Valley NEW
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.