The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, Cascades East Transit and the Regional Council of Governments held a ribbon cutting for Bend's new Hawthorne Station Thursday afternoon. It's going to open up all kind of options to commuters says Bend Chamber of Commerce’s' Courtney Linville: “All the different areas of transit together right into Bend. So it really opens up possibilities for people throughout Central Oregon. From Madras, to Prineville to Redmond, everybody coming in. You're able to get around the city that much better. There’s taxi cabs, if you want to take a taxi; or you can get on to Bend area transit and ride around town." The transit hub is also the headquarters for the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.