County Public Transportation Services
Benton County’s Public Transportation Program provides three categories of services:
Special Transportation: The Special Transportation Fund (STF) program provides and promotes Benton County public transportation options for individuals 60 years of age or older; persons with disabilities of any age who cannot access fixed modes of public transportation such as Corvallis Transit System (CTS) routes or other personal transportation; as well as other under-served populations such as eligible individuals residing in or traveling to rural Benton County areas not served by CTS. The STF program also provides complimentary paratransit service for CTS as mandated under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Rural Transportation: Benton County’s rural transportation program presently encompasses two distinct services:
The 99 Express Service connects the City of Adair Village with the City of Corvallis. Service is provided Monday through Friday, with four runs per day. Please click the link below to go directly to the 99 Express Service webpage.
The Coast To Valley Express Service connects the City of Corvallis to the City of Newport and the Oregon coast. This service is jointly operated by Benton County Transportation and Lincoln County Transit. Service is provided seven days per week, with four runs per day. Please click the link below to go directly to the Coast To Valley Express Service webpage.
Both Benton County’s Special and Rural Transportation services are provided under contract with Benton County Dial-a-Bus, Inc., a separate non-profit agency with long-standing ties to the community.
Regional Transportation: Benton County actively participates in promotional, financial, oversight, and service coordination with two regional public transportation networks:
The Linn-Benton Loop service connects Linn-Benton Community College; the Albany Multi-Modal and Amtrak Station; the Hewlitt-Packard campus; Samaritan Health Services; the Corvallis Transit Center; and Oregon State University. Service is provided Monday through Saturday, with 11 regular runs and four express runs on weekdays.
The Northwest Connector Network is a major regional public transit network that connects the Willamette Valley to multiple locations on the central to northern Oregon coast. Five County Public Transit services, including Benton County, operate the network in conjunction with two Tribal transit systems and other regional partners including Marion-Polk County, Yamhill County, and TriMet. The Coast To Valley Express service is Benton County’s “leg” of the Northwest Connector network.
The Amtrak Cascade has inter-city passenger rail service that runs from Eugene, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia. Monthly and ten-ride passes are also available for travel with Oregon. Monthly passes are good for unlimited travel within a calendar month. The ten-ride passes are valid for ten rides within a 45-day period. These tickets can be purchased online at www.AmtrakCascades.com or at the station.