Featured Transit News

Advocacy Group Creates Fix Bend Transit PAC to Prioritize Transit Issues in Upcoming Election

Dozens of neighbors and businesses in the Hawthorne Avenue area announced the formation of Fix Bend Transit, a political action committee (PAC).

August 20, 2020

White Bus Driver Puts Black Passenger In A Chokehold

The bus driver, Michael Lee Brinster, 44, is employed by Para-Transit Services as an operator of Cascades East Transit buses.

September 3, 2020

Listen: Inside Look At Public Transit With Tammy Baney 🎧 

The executive director of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, Tammy Baney, explains the barriers to more public transit in Central Oregon.

August 28, 2020

Public transit receives less than 2% of total funding scheduled in the new Transportation System Plan—and some are crying foul.

August 25, 2020

Power Check 

In the aftermath of last week’s ICE protests, people in Bend demand accountability for elected officials.

August 20, 2020

After being delayed by the pandemic, a $190 million transportation bond is officially going to be back on the ballot this fall.

August 21, 2020

Neighbors say Bend’s Hawthorne transit station is becoming too crowded

A group of Bend residents called the Hawthorne Avenue Neighbors are calling for big changes, much sooner than proposed by the city and Cascades East Transit, at the Hawthorne Transit Station in northeast Bend.

August 19, 2020

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The Hawthorne Avenue Neighbors is a coalition of neighbors, business owners and transit advocates. The group began as a collection of community members frustrated by the safety and traffic issues at Hawthorne Station, which was originally selected 10 years ago as an interim transit hub.

Over the past two years, the group has been heavily engaged in the transit planning process--paying much closer attention that most to the lack of resources devoted to transit and transit planning.


Now the group is encouraging others who care about equity in transportation, a well-planned city and climate change to take action to demand better transit planning--and transit facilities--in our rapidly growing city.


This project is sponsored by Bend Towne Center and is staffed by Hubbell Communications. Copyright 2020. 




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