Rider Alerts:

Effective May 15, 2020 the People Mover will be requiring Exact Change on all our buses. This includes the buses that travel to Bend, Pendleton/Walla Walla, Baker City, Burns and Ontario.
Beginning May 15, 2020, drivers will no longer carry change on any route. If a passenger does not have exact change, they will be provided with a numbered ticket valued at the amount of change that would have been exchanged. That ticket can be used on any of our transit vehicles on any route.
To redeem the ticket for another trip, you must have the ticket in your possession, with the additional exact change that totals the fare to ride. All fares and tickets are to be placed in the fare box when boarding the bus. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Please contact the office at 541-575-2370 with any questions.


Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

We will temporarily have a limited supply of reusable face coverings on the bus for passengers. Due to limited supply each passenger will only be provided with one – if needed. You are asked to clean and reuse them while you’re in public in accordance with the CDC recommendations.

If you have any questions, please call the District Manager at 541-575-2370.


Severe Weather Cancellation Procedures. Click HERE for the procedures.

John Day to Ontario Route:  click HERE for schedule and fares

Updated Walla Walla Route: click HERE for new schedule.

As of December 17, 2019 the Pilot Rock bus stop has moved to the Pilot Rock Community Pavilion to provide a more seamless connection with Kayak Public Transit.  We no longer be stop at the Pilot Rock Market.  Thank you!





Our very own Ruth Harris has been featured as a Super Commuter.  View the article

ODOT has featured the People Mover and how we are using the STIF funds in a short video.  They did a really nice job in capturing our new program. View video HERE

Our PC/MV Route (Green Line) is operating 4 times a day. Departures from John Day are 7am, 11am, 3pm and 6pm!

REMINDER – THE PC/MV ROUTE (GREEN LINE) & THE JD/CC LOOP (RED LINE) RUN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ONLY.  On Saturday we have regular Dial-A-Ride services from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm only.  We are closed on Sunday.

The View the JD CC (RED) Loop Schedule HERE.

The Oregon Transportation Commission award STIF Discretionary grants.  View release HERE

STIF Project Information may be found HERE


Redmond Transit Hub located at 777 SW Kalama Ave in Redmond.


Upcoming Events:


We travel to Bend every Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
We travel to Pendleton/Walla Walla every Tuesday.
We travel to Burns the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month.
We travel to Baker City the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
We travel to Ontario every Friday.

No delays at this time.

Our operating hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.                    Saturday hours remain 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


The People Mover no longer stops at the Redmond McDonald’s.  We now stop at the Transit Hub located at 777 SW Kalama Ave, Redmond.

We depart the Hawthorne Street Station at 4:00 p.m.



Board meetings are held the Second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm at 229 NE Dayton St, John Day, OR. Meetings are held in the Passenger Lounge and are open to the public. If you require special accommodation, please contact 541-575-2370.  The next regular board meeting will be June 10, 2020 via video conference due to Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12.
The Board reserves the right to recess to Executive Session as may be required any time during the board meeting ORS 192.660(2). Special arrangements for disabled accessibility may be requested by contacting the District Manager in advance 541-575-2370.


A public meeting of the Grant County Transportation District will be held on June 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon). Due to Executive Order No. 20-12 and Executive Order No. 20-16, this meeting will occur via video and teleconference, originating at the People Mover Bus Station, 229 NE Dayton ST, John Day, OR. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 as approved by the Grant County Transportation District Budget Committee. A summary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at the People Mover Bus Station between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year. The Budget Hearing Notice and link to the video and teleconference is posted on our website at www.grantcountypeoplemover.com.

Budget Hearing Followed by Regular Board Meeting
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (PDT)

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2020-2021 Form LB-1


ODOT Region 5 Road Construction Projects that could impact travel:





Local Weather

John Day
5:14am8:32pm PDT
Feels like: 75°F
Wind: 6mph E
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 29.87"Hg
UV index: 0
min 63°F