CAT sets public meeting for Thursday
Canby Area Transit is looking at service expansion and invites interested community residents, business members, CAT drivers, and CAT customers to a public meeting in the Canby City Council chambers on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m.
This meeting will kick off the public comment period which will end on March 7, 2018.
A draft schedule for the CAT Route 99 is available. These changes to the route are made in order to accomplish Phase 0 and Phase 1 of the Transit Master Plan which was approved by the city in November (see www.canbyareatransit.org for more information).
Proposed changes are to:
- Revise the name of the CAT route from Route 99 to Route 99X
- Simplify the schedule
- Expand service hours by increasing the number of hours provided from 30 revenue service hours per day to 39 revenue service hours per day.
To accomplish this, two bus stops will be eliminated -- stop 1125 at the Vietnam Era Memorial on SW Fourth Avenue and stop 4000 inside the Canby Market Center parking lot at 1401 SE First Avenue.
The proposed new Route 99X would run between Oregon City and Woodburn once per hour from 5:25 a.m. until 8:20 p.m.
The first bus leaving Oregon City at 5:25 a.m. and the last bus leaving Woodburn at 7:32 p.m.
The proposed new Route 99X would run between Oregon City and Canby at least hourly between 5 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. The first bus leaving Canby at 5 a.m. and the last bus leaving Oregon City at 10:25 p.m.
During commute hours the frequency between Oregon City and Canby would be half hourly. From 5:30 until 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Following the public comment period a final schedule will be drafted and distributed. The change would be implemented on April 2.