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Cascades East Transit Looks to Community Partners Like OSU Cascades to Help with Funding


Currently they are funded with cities, federal grants and community partnerships.

 

Long term, about three to five years out, they expect to propose a regional property tax, but until then, they are looking for additional funding.

 

One area they're already investigating is supplying bus service for our four year college campus.

 

Scott Aycock with Central Oreogn Intergovernmental Council says they are seeking several funding sources.

 

"And the last part is the focused partnerships with individual entitites like COCC and OSU and St. Charles and other business groups to find out what their needs are and how we could serve them.  We hope to get help with transit funding and in turn they get some enhanced services to meet their needs better."

 

About 60 thousand passengers use Cascades East Transit each month.


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