Cascades East Transit

Moving Central Oregon

Cascades East Transit is operated by COIC  and connects people to places through high-quality transit service. CET’s mission is to always exceed expectations of riders with courteous and friendly customer service representatives, transit operators, and staff. CET bus services include fixed-routes within Bend, city connectors throughout Central Oregon, recreational shuttles and rural Dial-a-Ride service for the public and Dial-a-Ride service for qualifying persons with disabilities and seniors who qualify as low-income.

The Regional Public Transportation Advisory Committee (RPTAC) will convene virtually on Wednesday, August 19 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Packet materials are available below to download:

RPTAC-Project Steering Committee Meeting Packet

CET 2040 Transit Master Plan Adoption Draft

Transit Master Plan Public Engagement Summary

Transit Master Plan Title VI Report

8/19 RPTAC Public Meeting Notice in English

Aviso de reunión pública de RPTAC 8/19 en español

RPTAC members will vote to recommend the 2040 CET Transit Master Plan for adoption by the COIC Board. All Transit Master Plan documents and meeting materials can be accessed at CETTransitPlan.com. The main agenda topics are as follows:

  • Introductions
  • Approve agenda
  • Approve 7/15 meeting minutes
  • Public comments
  • Public Engagement Summary Overview
  • Final Transit Master Plan Overview
  • Recommendation to elevate the TMP to the COIC Board for consideration of adoption
  • Chair and Vice Chair Nomination Process

If you are interested in submitting public comments for the 8/19 RPTAC meeting, email them to outreach@coic.org by 5 pm on Tuesday, August 18. Contact Derek Hofbauer at dhofbauer@coic.org or 541-548-9534 if you have questions or to request materials in alternate formats. The Zoom meeting information is provided below:

Wednesday, August 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81208965951. If you prefer to call in by phone, please dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter the following meeting ID: 81208965951#

Cascade East Transit website
Phone: 541-385-8680 / 1-866-385-8680

Hawthorne Station 
334 Hawthorne Avenue, Bend
Lobby open Mon – Fri, 6:30am – 7:00pm
Market and Ticket Sales Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 3:30pm

1250 NE Bear Creek Rd, Bend
Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm

343 E. Antler Ave, Redmond
Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Mon – Fri, 6:30am – 6:00pm (phone only)
Ride Reservations: 7:00am – 4:30pm

General resources for businesses and employees: Central Oregon SOS - Support for Employees and Employers

SBA programs:


OSU Innovation Lab

Oregon State University Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Opportunity Knocks- A fantastic 

Opportunity Knocks



COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm