Regional Transportation Planning

COIC serves as a project leader, planner, and project administrator for a variety of regional transportation planning and coordination initiatives.  The goal of these projects is to improve and enhance the availability of transportation options to Central Oregonians through coordination of existing transportation resources and providers.  COIC is also a regional public transportation provider, through Cascades East Transit.


Meissner Shuttle Stop Survey

COIC and Cascades East Transit (CET) are working to pilot a transit shuttle stop at Meissner Nordic Park for recreationists this winter. The proposed stop would be a part of the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle Bus, and operate between the Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride lot in town (SW Columbia between Galveston and Simpson) and the Meissner Nordic Park. Please complete a brief survey to voice your opinion! Survey here.

Thank you! To all who attended the July 17th - Moving to the Future: Envsiioning Better Public Transit for Central Oregon public forum.   Todd Litman’s PowerPoint presentation is posted below, additional outcome items will follow.

Envisioning Better Public Transit for Central Oregon - Todd Litman Presentation

Regional Transit Master Plan

The Regional Transit Master Plan identifies where future transit services can support regional transportation and sustainability goals, as well as what is required to implement such services.

Central Oregon [Strategic] Transportation Options Plan

The COTOP provides a data-driven model for determining appropriate cost-effective investments in transportation options programs (e.g. transit, carpool/vanpool, etc.) to meet long-term inter-community travel demand in Central Oregon.

Park and Ride Lot Plan

COIC and its partners - the Mid Columbia Economic Development District and Klamath County Planning Department - are developing a Park & Ride Lot Plan for ODOT Region 4, which straddles the Highway 97 corridor from California to the Columbia.  The Plan will identify priorities for new Park and Ride lot locations and upgrades to existing lots.

County Public Transportation Coordination Plans

Most recently, COIC has assisted Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, to prepare and update their required Coordinated Human Services Public Transportation Plans.

Crook County Coordination Plan (2009 Update)
Deschutes County Coordination Plan (2009 Update)
Jefferson County Coordination Plan (2009 Update)
CTWS Coordination Plan (2007-08 Version)

Bend Transit Plan 

The Bend Transit Plan identifies needed transit service enhancements for the City of Bend, including connections to regional services, based on community growth projections and sustainability goals.

For more information please contact:

Scott Aycock, Community and Economic Development Manager
(541) 548-9523