"Reasonably Good Bus System for Small Town" Corvallis Transportation Tip by glabah
Corvallis Transportation: 1 reviews and 0 photos
Corvallis is not an extremely huge urban area, but despite this a number of bus routes run until fairly late at night during University session weeks - which is a symptom of this community originally being mostly oriented around Oregon State University. Yet, despite the fact that some bus routes operate until 2 in the morning, there is no transit service on Sundays, nor is there any transit service on major holidays (Independence Day, Memorial Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Labor Day).
Routes and bus stops of the Corvallis bus system are featured on Google Transit, and Google Maps feature the bus stops. If you zoom into the map close enough it is possible to see them on the Google map of Corvallis.
There are several dedicated numbered bus routes, plus a connecting bus to Philomath. The "Beaver Bus" is so named as it only operates during the weeks that Oregon State University is in session, but anyone is able to ride it. It operates until 2 in the morning on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays covering three routes in various parts of the city.
The core services are based on a transit center that is located slightly west and north of the downtown area, very close to Central Park. A number of the routes change number when they go through the transit center and thus it is helpful to find out what bus number your bus will become as many times it is not necessary to transfer buses.
The Corvallis bus system no longer charges for riding, but if you are going to transfer to another route it is good to let the driver know as they can let the other driver of the other bus know they need to wait for a connecting passenger should your first bus be delayed for some reason.
The majority of the routes run hourly, with a few of the routes being rush hour only. A few of the routes are once every half hour during the peak commuter times.
Other than the connecting bus to Philomath, Corvallis Transit does not operate outside the Corvallis area. However, the following services offer connecting services to the outside world:
+ The Linn-Benton Loop Bus connects the transit system in Albany with the transit system in Corvallis and with Linn-Benton Community College.
+ HUT Shuttle provides a shuttle service specifically designed to deliver people to the Portland airport, but has stops in several cities along the way.
+ A once per day bus operates from Albany to Newport, with a stop in Corvallis. This is operated by Valley Retriever. An additional bus operates on certain days starting in Portland, with a stop in Salem and then Albany and on to Newport. This bus service is also reservable through the Amtrak web site as it serves as a connection for certain Amtrak trains.
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