Starting June 1, CET will launch Route 31—a new employee-focused transit service between La Pine and Sunriver that will help fill existing transportation gaps and connect community members to essential destinations such as jobs, health care services, pharmacies, and grocery stores. CET will also increase frequency on its Bend fixed routes and regional Community Connector services by returning to regular schedules during the weekdays. Increased frequency allows more opportunity for physical distancing on buses. All Bend, Community Connector and Dial-A-Ride weekend services are still suspended until further notice.
Route 31 Schedule Information
Update – Route 31 will not operate on Saturday, July 4 due to the Independence Day Holiday.
Route 31 will operate seven days per week from June 1 to September 7 this year and will also be offered next summer. Bus stops along Route 31 will be located at 4th and Huntington, St. Charles Family Clinic, and Wickiup Junction in La Pine and at the Resort in Sunriver. The service will be fareless this summer to limit contact between drivers and passengers, avoid the exchange of money, and provide an important transportation option to employees and residents who do not drive, cannot drive, or do not have a vehicle and need to access jobs and other essential services. The schedule is below and is also located on the Route 31 schedule page.
CET takes the cleanliness of our vehicles and the safety of our staff and customers seriously. Staff continue to disinfect high-touch surfaces on buses and at facilities every four hours, require face coverings for drivers and passengers, post maximum occupancy notices on buses, and provide signage and visual cues on buses to encourage passengers to stand and sit at least three feet away from other passengers and six feet away from drivers. For more information about CET’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, visit this webpage.