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TranGO’s Methow Valley bus service ready to launch on July 1

TranGO’s Methow Valley bus service ready to launch on July 1

Bus service in the Methow Valley begins July 1, with nine trips daily between Twisp and Winthrop, and four daily trips between Twisp and Pateros and between Twisp and Okanogan. TranGO (Transit for Greater Okanogan) will operate Monday through Saturday with designated stops along fixed routes, as well as “flag stops” in between.
Regular Methow Valley bus service begins on July 1

Regular Methow Valley bus service begins on July 1

Hourly bus service by TranGO connecting Twisp and Winthrop will begin July 1, providing nine trips a day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. TranGO (Transit for Greater Okanogan) will also offer four trips a day between the Methow Valley and Okanogan and Pateros, said Kelly Scalf, chief executive officer for the transit...
County’s public transit system begins service, plans expansion

County’s public transit system begins service, plans expansion

The county’s fledgling public transportation system, with a new name and logo, began providing service last month in the Okanogan Valley, and is developing plans to expand into the Methow Valley and other areas of the county. Created through voter approval in 2013 as …
Transit authority on track to begin bus service this summer

Transit authority on track to begin bus service this summer

By Ann McCreary
Building a new public transportation system from the ground up is a slow process, but the fledgling Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA) is moving steadily forward and expects wheels on the ground in July. “It seems like a …

New transit authority manager to visit Methow Valley this week

New transit authority manager to visit Methow Valley this week

By Ann McCreary
The newly hired manager of Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA) will visit the Methow Valley this week to find out what kind of public transportation valley residents need. Kelly Scalf, who was hired last month as the first manager of OCTA, will be …
Transit authority hires first general manager

Transit authority hires first general manager

By Ann McCreary
Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA), the fledgling public transportation system approved by voters last year, has hired a general manager.

Transit authority gets loan to jump-start operations

By Ann McCreary
The new Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA) has secured a bank loan to help with startup costs, after being turned down for a loan by Okanogan County commissioners. Creation of a new countywide bus system received strong support from voters …
Editorials: Feb. 26, 2014

Editorials: Feb. 26, 2014

This week: Mat Classic II: a celebration of our local high school wrestlers, The bus stops here: Commissioners should give transit – and voters – a little credit, and Chill a bit: Illuminating the skating ring light controversy.

Transit authority gearing up for new bus system

By Ann McCreary
It has no office, no computer, no phone, no mailbox, and very little money, but the Okanogan County Transit Authority does have a newly appointed interim manager.

Okanogan Transit Authoriy to begin search for manager

The Okanogan County Transit Authority will soon begin searching for its first manager to lead the agency’s efforts to develop a county-wide transit system, Winthrop Mayor Dave Acheson said. Acheson, who serves on the planning board that developed the transit proposal voters approved in the recent general election, said the director’s job may start as...