"WAHKIAKUM ON THE MOVE: Public Transit to Cathlamet" Cathlamet Transportation Tip by glabah
Cathlamet Transportation: 2 reviews and 5 photos
There aren't a lot of people in Wahkiakum County, and naturally public transit services are very limited. There is, however, a bus service offered between the Kelso, Washington Amtrak station, downtown Cathlamet, and places on Puget Island.
The service operates one set of schedules on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Due to budget limits and low ridership, the Tuesday schedule is somewhat different. The schedule on the web site offers a back page with an unmarked limited timetable. This might be a Saturday schedule, but it is not clear to me that this is the case.
The trip takes a little over an hour, one way, between Cathlamet to Longview. The Kelso Amtrak station is about 1/2 an hour after that. The bus then runs directly to Cathlamet without the diversion through Longview.
A new schedule was implemented starting August 2011.
Once you get out of Longview, the route along highway 4 is reasonably scenic.
A number of the bus stops are either unmarked where you need to get off. Other places (such as Puget Island) require notification a day ahead of time with the transit agency so they know there will be someone there and they can schedule a bus to run there.
Fares are $1, or free of charge for seniors and those with disabilities.
On the web site below, select "Wahkiakum County on the Move Bus Schedule" from the menu on the left side.