Local Congresswoman Visits Longview Transit Center

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RCT Staff recognized by WS DOT Wall of Fame

RiverCities Dispatch and Customer Service Staff were nominated for the Washington State Department of Transportation Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame (WOF) recognizes exemplary employees for their dedication, innovation, customer service, and professionalism. Each of these employees played an integral part in making sure our Transit Center move (TWICE) was smooth and painless for both staff and the public. It was a miracle with such a small team, but it happened because they pulled together to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks. Moreover, they did it all while keeping up on their regular workload! THANK YOU! Tabitha Hayden, Jim Seeks, Amy Waters, Michael Richards, Doreen Daggett, Elizabeth Halili, and Ben Quam (not shown).

Watch the RiverCities Transit Moving Dream Team WSDOT Wall of Fame recognition here: https://youtu.be/7LshNRCxQ7w

RCT is Hiring

RCT is hiring-
Do you have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service?

RiverCities Transit is recruiting for fixed-route Transit Operators. As a Transit Operator, you will be responsible for providing excellent customer service while efficiently and safely transporting passengers to their destinations in a courteous, safe, and timely manner. As you create, promote, and maintain relationships with passengers and fellow employees, you will champion a positive partnership through your service to Longview, Kelso, and the surrounding community.
Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/…/…/2837715/transit-operator…#

RiverCities Transit Bus Fares Reinstated August 3

Beginning August 3, 2020, fare collection on RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will resume, and regular Monday-Saturday service returns for the first time since March 30. Customers will have an opportunity to purchase passes at the Transit Center and Kelso City Hall starting July 27. Ridership has begun to increase since the initial government shutdown in late March. Reinstating regular service will allow passengers to spread out their essential trips during the less busy travel times between 6:30 – 9 AM and from 4 PM – 6:30 PM.

Front door boarding will also resume in August, and riders are encouraged to exit the rear door of the bus. Plexiglass doors were installed to protect operators and passengers at the front door where fares are collected. Additionally, vehicle loads have been reduced to allow no more than ten passengers on the bus to encourage social distancing while riding. Face coverings are required by state mandate with some exceptions.

The Transit Center lobby will re-open on July 27 at 8 AM. Up to five customers will be allowed into the lobby to access the Customer Service counter at a time, but lobby seating, and the restrooms will not be available until further notice. RiverCities Transit remains committed to the health and safety of the community it serves while continuing to provide an essential service. Follow the RiverCities Transit Facebook page for the most recent updates and service alerts, or contact Customer Service at 360-442-5663 or [email protected]. Route schedules, maps, and fare information are available on the RiverCities website www.rctransit.org.

Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting

The next Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

This Board meeting and Public Hearing will be a ZOOM virtual online webinar.

All members of the public are encouraged to listen to the meeting and participate via a moderator. For information about Zoom accessibility, please contact the CTA Board Clerk’s Office at 360-442-5664.

Please click the link below to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959144413

Telephone options (you may need to try more than one number if you receive a busy signal): Dial any of the following numbers:

1 253 215 8782

1 408 638 0968

1 669 900 6833

1 346 248 7799

1 312 626 6799

1 646 876 9923

1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 899 5914 4413

Panelists are Board members and staff only.

Agendas can be found the Friday before the meeting at www.mylongview.com under “Agendas & Minutes.”

Additionally, KLTV has secured a Zoom license with a streaming option; therefore, their feed will replicate what is seen and heard on the screen. KLTV will stream to channel 29, and their website, giving constituents three viewing options, Zoom, www.kltv.org, and Comcast channel 29.

Next meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

4:00 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting

In response to COVID-19 and public health concerns, and in concert with Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation, the meetings of the Cowlitz Transit Authority Board may be attended as ZOOM virtual online webinars.

Washington Statewide Mask Mandate

RiverCities Transit trust that all riders will comply with the Governor’s order to the extent they can, acknowledging that wearing a face-covering poses unique challenges for some. RiverCities operators will not prevent passengers without face coverings from boarding. It is not always apparent who has an exemption, so riders should avoid the temptation to police other passengers who are not wearing a mask.