Starting May 1, 2021 Cascades East Transit will return to providing Saturday services for Bend Fixed Routes and major Community Connector routes across Central Oregon. Bend Dial-A-Ride will operate on both Saturdays and Sundays starting on 5/1. Please note Route 28 (Sisters to Redmond) does not have Saturday service. Each of those transit services is currently fareless to avoid cash transactions and limit interactions between drivers and passengers.
CET and Commute Options will host outdoor social-distance tabling events on Saturday, May 1 from 12 to 2 pm at Hawthorne Station in Bend (334 NE Hawthorne Ave.) and at the Redmond Transit Hub (777 SW Kalama Ave.) from 2 to 4 pm to provide schedules, route maps, public health and safety information, face masks, hand sanitizer, and LED safety lights to riders.
CET implements Oregon Health Authority Guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which includes requiring face coverings for drivers and passengers, frequently wiping down high-touch surfaces, monitoring social distance requirements, and enforcing maximum occupancy limits on buses. All of CET’s services except for the Mt. Bachelor shuttle are currently free to the public.
Bend Fixed Route Monday-Saturday schedules can be accessed here. PDFs of Community Connector Monday-Saturday schedules are included below.