Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting 6.12.24

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with RCW Chapter 42.30, the Cowlitz Transit Authority will conduct a Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. in the Longview City Council Chambers, 1525 Broadway, Longview. This meeting is also available by Zoom.

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

Please click the link 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: 898 4444 3333

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, July 10, 2024

4:00 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting

Veteran’s Day 2023

RiverCities Transit will operate regular transit and LIFT service on Friday, November 10, 2023. However, the Longview Transit Center lobby and customer service will be closed. Regular Saturday service will operate on November 11.
Thank you to all veterans for your service to our nation.

Learn about the future of RiverCities Transit service to Lexington

So, what is Route 411? RiverCities Transit staff will present information about Route 411 – service between Lexington and Longview – next Tuesday evening, November 7, at the Lexington Elementary PTO meeting starting at 6:00p.
If you live in Lexington or Beacon Hill and need a ride to/from the meeting, please call 360-442-5667 before 5:00p on Monday, and we’ll arrange a ride for you.

Request for Qualifications to Provide Legal Counsel Services

The Cowlitz Transit Authority solicits interest from attorneys and/or law firms located in Cowlitz County interested in contracting for routine legal services, advice, interpretations, and risk management.

Proposals: The below document contains the full RFQ:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The Cowlitz Transit Authority in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing Jim Seeks at [email protected] or by calling 360-442-5663. 

Title VI Statement

The Cowlitz Transit Authority, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.”

Extra Harvest Classic Run Service

To support remote parking on Saturday, October 7 for the 2023 Harvest Classic Walk/Run, RiverCities Transit will operate 3 extra trips on Route 32 at 7:00, 7:30, and 9:30AM in addition to regular hourly service starting at 8:00. Runners, volunteers and spectators parking in the 12th Ave & Florida area can board Route 32 at the Transit Center and disembark at 7th Ave and New York St, two blocks from LifeWorks.

Regular fares will be charged ($1 for adults, $0.50 seniors/persons with disabilities), but youth 18 & under can ride free with a Youth pass, state or school ID, or showing your middle/high school running gear, if competing.

Catch Route 32 at the same stop to return to the Transit Center. Your transfer ticket or pass will cover the fare.

Check Out Our Service Day!

Monday, October 2, 2023 will be fare free to allow you to check out our service! RiverCities has made service changes to Routes 45, 46, and 411.

Also we will have our new fleet on the road. FTA partially funded 42-19, 42-20, 42-21, and 42-22 will be out for you to catch a ride on.

October Service Changes

Effective October 2, 2023, RiverCities Transit is making changes to routes 45, 46, and 411 (Lexington Connector).

Route 45

Route 45 will have an additional trip, Monday – Friday at 4:30 pm departing the Transit Center.

Route 46

RiverCities Transit is adjusting the routing on Route 46. Once on 15th Avenue, Route 46 will continue south until Beech St., where it will turn left and continue to the 7th Ave Wal-Mart. The other change is after the bus leaves the Longview Transit Center. Rather than turn on Hudson the bus will continue to Broadway St. and then turn left on 7th Ave, right on Catlin St, then onto the Kelso Train Depot.

Route 411 – Lexington Connector

The changes to Route 411 – Lexington Connector include both additional service and a slight routing change. Route 411 will have an additional run at 1:15; filling one of the two gaps that are currently in the weekday schedule. Currently the bus travels north on 411 to Tim Wa mobile home park; the service change has the bus turning at Aaron Drive, left on Desert Inn, left on Ponderosa, then south on 411.

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