Snow packed roads on all mountain passes. Be prepared for slight delays in travel.
It’s very cold and slick; thank you for your patience as we get everyone to their destinations safely.
Effective February 1st we will be extending our operating hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will remain 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Safety is always our first priority and especially so when weather and road conditions are less than ideal.
Please keep in mind that inclement weather can cause travel delays.
We advise public transit riders to have a backup plan for transportation in the event that buses are shut down and
scheduled routes are canceled due to inclement weather conditions or in the event of an unforeseen emergency.
- Be ready to use your chains. Be patient. Go slow.
- Expect a long commute that could last hours. You never know when weather or traffic incidents will cause the road to be closed for extended periods.
- Along with snow and slick conditions, expect visibility to be limited.
- Make sure your wipers, headlights, turn signals, heater, etc. are in good working order.
- Keep fuel tank full (in case you get stuck in road closure).
- Keep cell phone charged.
- Avoid following GPS navigation directions onto remote or unfamiliar roadways if detoured off of the main highway. Most routes not considered main highways are not maintained in winter conditions.
- Carry emergency supplies (water, food, warm clothes, flashlight, etc.)
- Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
- Use extra caution and keep safety in mind when installing tire chains along the side of the roadway. Other drivers may not be able to see you clearly.
- Drive according to conditions of the road, regardless of posted speed limits.
- Don’t abandon your vehicle, even in the shoulders. It could be towed at your expense.
- Keep a watch on weather conditions throughout the day in anticipation of the next snow storm which could make current road conditions worse.
For additional resources on winter driving and preparedness check out ODOT’s Winter Roadway Guide at www.tinyurl.com/odot-region5.
Know Before You Go: Call 5-1-1 or visit www.TripCheck.com for the latest real-time traffic updates and camera views of Oregon’s highways. Outside of Oregon, travelers can call 503-588-2941.
It’s Official, the Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Grant has been renewed for another year! Eligible Grant County Veterans can travel with us to medical appointments anywhere we go for FREE. Any medical appointment – including pharmacy, vision, hearing, etc. Call us for more information!
It is an honor to serve the men and women who gave so much for our freedom!
ROUTE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS:
The People Mover will not be stopping at Lava Lanes in Bend as of December 22nd. We will remain at the Hawthorne Street Station until 4:00 p.m.
We are now traveling to Burns on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month.
We are now traveling a Baker City Route on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.
ODOT Region 5 Road Construction Projects that could impact travel: