CET is working collaboratively with stakeholders and project partners to design and pilot a 2023 summer transit service called “Transit to Trails” that will operate between Bend and Mt. Bachelor, with stops along popular hiking and mountain biking trailheads. A FLAP-funded Feasibility Study was conducted in 2018 that prioritized the Cascades Lakes Summer Shuttle Service over other high-use corridors throughout Central Oregon that had potential for transit services. The pilot service is funded primarily by a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant and Mt. Bachelor is contributing to the local match requirement. The summer shuttle is anticipated to commence during the summer of 2023 (pending driver availability) and will help alleviate traffic and parking congestion along Cascades Lakes Highway. All CET buses are equipped with ADA compliant wheelchair lifts. For more information about the project and/or upcoming meetings, contact Derek Hofbauer, COIC/CET Outreach Engagement Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-548-9534.
A stakeholder and partner group was formed during the summer of 2021 to help guide CET’s service planning and outreach initiatives. Stakeholder and partner meetings were held on September 4, 2021 and January 4, 2022. Meetings will resume early 2023 to refine service elements and develop public engagement activities for a proposed 2023 summer service.
Stakeholder Meeting #1 PresentationStakeholder Meeting #2 PresentationCentral Oregon Coalition for Access Presentation Bend to Bachelor and Elk Lake Summer Shuttle Presentation Stakeholder affiliations: