Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting 4.12.23

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with RCW Chapter 42.30, that the Cowlitz Transit Authority will hold a regular board meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor at Longview City Hall, 1525 Broadway St, Longview. The meeting is also available via Zoom.

Please click the link below to join the meeting:

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

1 346 248 7799

1 408 638 0968

1 669 900 6833

1 301 715 8592

1 312 626 6799

1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID:

For information about Zoom accessibility, please contact RiverCities Transit at (360) 442-5662. Longview City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Special equipment to assist the hearing impaired is also available. Please contact the City Executive Offices at (360) 442-5004 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend the meeting.

Agendas are available the Friday before the meeting at under “Agendas & Minutes.”

Next meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

4:00 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting

Route 33 Detour and On-Demand Service

Due to road construction along 46th Avenue starting on February 8th and continuing into summer 2023, Route 33 will detour by continuing west along Ocean Beach Hwy at 42nd Ave. Route 33 will stop at the Route 44 bus stop located at 42nd Ave & Ocean Beach Hwy. Route 33 and Route 44 will temporarily stop near Guadalajara Grill & Cantina (Ocean Beach Hwy & 46th Ave).

RiverCities Transit will also provide next-day on-demand service to Route 33 stops on the Olympia Way loop. RiverCities Transit will transport passengers to or from bus stops on Olympia Way or the temporary stop on Windemere St at Merlin St.  Passengers may be picked up or dropped off at Route 33 stops or the Transit Center.

RiverCities Transit will transport passengers to and from the Olympia Way loop during Route 33’s typical departure times of 18 to 20 minutes after the hour, starting at 7 AM. The last trip is at 6 PM, Monday through Friday. The final departure on Saturday is at 5:20 PM from Olympia Way.

Please call (360) 442-5667 to schedule your ride; you will need to provide schedulers with the date and time of the trip, the bus stop you want to be picked up at, and your desired destination.

Map showing Route 33 from 42nd Avenue to Olympia Way and 46th Avenue. Map shows bus stops including; closed stops and temporary stops.
Route 33 map from 42nd Ave to 46th Ave

We Need Your Input!

The Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments is currently holding two surveys. These surveys are crucial to planning and rating the priorities of the community.

2022 Regional Economic Vitality Survey: Help plan for the future by taking a short survey! Your feedback on the challenges to economic growth throughout Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County will help in the creation of the Economic Development long-range plan.

Transportation Priorities Survey: We want to better understand the transportation system needs so that they can help prioritize how money should be spent on transportation projects and programs over the next twenty-plus years. Make a difference by filling out this short survey today and sharing the link with others. Your feedback is essential in developing our region’s new long-range transportation plan.

Encuesta de Prioridades de Transporte: El objetivo principal de esta encuesta es comprender mejor las necesidades del sistema de transporte y ayudar a priorizar cómo se debe gastar el dinero en proyectos y programas de transporte durante los próximos veinte años. Sus comentarios son una parte importante del desarrollo de un nuevo plan de transporte a largo plazo para nuestra región. Marque la diferencia completando esta breve encuesta hoy y compartiendo el enlace con otros.

Oct 1, 2022, Zero Fare for Youth Policy

Effective October 1, 2022, the Youth Pass program is extended through June 30, 2024.

Youth aged eighteen (18) and under may get an annual Youth Pass at no cost by turning in a completed Youth Pass Consent form, they may also show other proper age-specific identification to ride RiverCities Transit or RiverCities LIFT.

Youth under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.