Current Transit Service CET Provides 4 Types of Service: 1.Fixed Route System in Bend – 7 Routes – 40-minute headways – Spoke and hub: all routes converge at Hawthorne Provides maximum coverage with limited funding Means lots of transfers
Current Transit Service, cont. 2.Local Public Bus Service – Varying service areas – most extend well past cities limits – Curb-to-curb service – Rides require reservation at least 24 hours/advance – Culver La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Prineville = 7am to 5:30pm, M-F – Redmond = 6:30am to 6:00 pm, M-F – Sisters = 9am to 3:30 pm, Tuesdays only
Current Transit Service, cont. 3.Community Connector Shuttles – (20) Warm Springs-Madras: Up to 6 round-trips/day; fixed sched. – (21) Culver-Metolius-Madras: Up to 6 trips/day; require reservation – (22) Madras-Redmond: Up to 7 round-trips/day; some fixed – (23) Airporter (NEW): Connects Redmond hub to Airport; requires reservation – (26) Redmond-Prineville: Up to 7 round-trips/day; some fixed – (28) Sisters-Redmond: Up to 6 round-trips/day; req. reservation – (24) Redmond-Bend: 8 round-trips/day; fixed schedule – (30) La Pine – Bend: Up to 6 round-trips/day; req. reservation.
Current Transit Service, cont. 4.Special Seasonal Services Mountain Service to Mount Bachelor – Coming this season; transit stop at Meissner Sno-Park Ride the River Service for Deschutes River floaters in Bend MORE INFORMATION? CET WEBSITE or the RIDER GUIDECET WEBSITE www.cascadeseasttransit.com
Current Ridership Trip Purpose: Bend Fixed Route On-board Survey March 12 COCC/OSU, HS 34,020 rides on fixed route in March 2012
Non-Bend Trip Purpose Regional Trip Purpose (non-Bend), average over 2 years INSET: Community Connector Trips Only
Funding Challenges Need to develop 50% local match for federal grants, but local sources are diminishing – BETC phasing out – PEP gone, DHS gone, COCOA ½ former level – City of Bend commitment to $1 million in local match/year expires in 2015 Makes it very difficult to spend time improving the system (chasing $) Difficult to plan for future service. Driving potential service cutbacks to regional system over next two years LINK