RiverCities Transit Returns Service

Starting Monday, March 1, 2021, RiverCities Transit fixed route buses will return to regular service hours Monday – Friday from 6:30 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. The agency has incrementally returned its fixed route service that was reduced last December due to a significant staffing shortage. Routes 30 and 44 restarted on February 8, 2021.  Passengers whose essential trips were impacted by the service reduction were offered transportation on RiverCities LIFT as an alternative.  LIFT provided over 160 trips between December 30, 2020 and February 19, 2021 to those passengers.

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.

RiverCities Transit is committed to safely providing transit service to our community members by following federal and state guidelines for capacity constraints, encouraging social distancing, and making masks available on the buses and at our Downtown Transit Center.

Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting 3.10.21

The next Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

This Board meeting 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:


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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, April 14, 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.

RiverCities Transit Temporary Service Reduction

Starting Monday, December 28, RiverCities Transit will implement service reductions due to a staffing shortage. RCT will run the Saturday schedule with additional service on Route 45 Monday – Friday until further notice. RiverCities LIFT paratransit service will continue to be available Monday – Saturday. Those unable to access essential services and jobs due to these reductions are encouraged to contact RCT at 360-442-5663 or [email protected].

Staff is working with the website designer to update the website and trip planner with the reduced service schedule. For more information, please call customer service at 360-442-5663 or visit www.rctransit.org.

RiverCities Transit is committed to providing service to our community members that need to access essential functions and lifeline services.

Local Congresswoman Visits Longview Transit Center

Click the below link to read the press release:

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.
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