Canby Area Transit Planning Return of City Circulator

The CAT may soon be on the prowl again, as Canby Area Transit and the City of Canby are mulling a return of the popular City Circulator route — a loop of buses that run continuously throughout the community during the work week.

“We are in the planning stages of bringing back part of the City Circulator services,” CAT Director Todd Wood told The Canby Current this week. “I am hoping we can bring it online in October of this year, though there is still a lot to do.”

A lot to do, like, just for example, determining hours of operation, how often the buses will circulate and exactly where they will go. You know, small details like that.

Wood said the current proposal would be to run the circulator for 12 hours a day, five days a week, which would accommodate working adults with early or late shifts who might need CAT’s services Monday through Friday.

Another option would be to do only 10 hours a day, but extend service to Saturday.

CAT conducted a survey in February and early March to collect input on how the circulator might best serve those in the community who need it. The survey was available online and in paper format at Cutsforth’s Market, Safeway, Fred Meyer, The Canby Center, Canby Public Library and Hope Village Community Center.

CAT staff are reviewing the responses and will be presenting the results during the March 25 Transit Advisory Committee meeting. The city is working with the transit board in planning the return of the circulator service.

The city transit service currently provides commuter bus service to Oregon City and Woodburn via the Route 99X, Dial-A-Ride service and complementary paratransit service to eligible individuals who are unable to access the fixed-route bus. For more information, call 503-266-0717 or email, or visit the city’s website.

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