Access to transportation is key to support the health and well-being of older adults and ensure their ability to age in place in the community. In Central Oregon, there are a few options for transportation.
Public Bus Service in Central Oregon
Cascades East Transportation (CET) bus services include fixed-routes within Bend, city connectors throughout Central Oregon, recreational shuttles and rural Dial-A-Ride. The fixed route service is for the general public and offer a senior discount on ticket sales. In Bend, Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door, shared transit service for persons with disabilities and low-income older adults not living near a fixed-route. Call CET at (541) 385-8680 to help plan your trip and get your questions answered.
Dial-A-Ride is available in rural communities across the region, including La Pine, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, and Redmond. You may call set up a reservation for the next day and you may schedule rides up to 14 days in advance. Call CET (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at (541) 385-8680 to schedule your ride.