• River Cities Transit

    In 2012 CUBS changed its name to River Cities Transit.

    History of CUBS

    The history of transit in the Longview-Kelso area began over one-half century ago when three 25-passenger buses carried mill workers to and from their work locations. Many different private owners have operated systems in the intervening years, the last being a husband and wife team operating a single 12-mile route through central Longview and Kelso.

    The City of Longview entered the transit business in June 1975, when the private operator suspended operations. Later that year, the City purchased the bus system and proceeded with implementation of its transit development plan.

    In September 1987, citizens voted for a Public Transportation Benefit Area in the Longview-Kelso area to fund the Community Urban Bus Service (CUBS) through a one-tenth percent sales tax.

Cowlitz Transit Authority

Transit Development Plan