Friday, June 24, 2016

Service expansions aboard RVTD

Rogue Valley Transportation District bus
Image source: Rogue Valley Transportation District on Facebook
As a regular rider of Rogue Valley Transportation District’s Route 10 that travels between Ashland and Medford, I look forward to a resumption of Route 10 frequency to every 20 minutes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

RVTD offers free bus service July 9

Bus emblazoned with slogans on its side that read, 'RVTD helps our community go ... Go ... green, healthy, learn, out, heal, work. RVTD gives medical patients nearly 90,000 rides a year. Students get more than 130,000 rides to school a year. 8,000 people a week ride the bus to work. RVTD is good for our community.'
Source of image: RVTD on Facebook
If you haven’t yet tried public transit in Jackson County, Oregon, the Saturday-service “grand opening” celebration on Saturday, July 9, offers a perfect opportunity. July 9 is the first day that Saturday routes resume following successful passage in the May 17 election of a levy supporting the Rogue Valley Transportation District. In celebration, RVTD will offer free bus service all day on July 9, and a party takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at RVTD’s Front Street Station in Medford. Live music, games and activities, food, community booths and more are part of the planned celebration.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Calistoga and Santa Rosa need genuine bus connection

Sonoma County Transit bus parked curbside
Source of image: County of Sonoma
As a former area resident who relied on public transportation, I’ve been interested in the subject of public transportation between Santa Rosa and Calistoga. So I read with interest as the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce established its Employee Shuttle Program for Santa Rosa residents aboard Beau Wine Tours’ luxury coaches.