Towns’ needs are different but center around Hwy 20 The mayors of Winthrop and Twisp took a rare opportunity to pitch their towns’ transportation needs to a state-level audience, including Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar, at a meeting last week. Millar and the state’s Transportation Commission convened at TwispWorks on May 14 and heard presentations […]
State Transportation Commission to visit Okanogan County next week
Transportation challenges and priorities for residents, businesses and visitors to Okanogan County and the Colville Reservation will be the focus of a two-day visit by the Washington State Transportation Commission to Okanogan County next Tuesday and Wednesday (May 14 and 15), the commission announced. Officials from Okanogan County and its cities, the Colville Tribe, transit […]
Wenatchee Airport aims to offer direct flights to SF Bay Area
For the past two years, business leaders and officials at Pangborn Airport and the Port of Chelan have been building up to a major new frontier in aviation options for people in Wenatchee and the surrounding areas: a direct flight to the San Francisco Bay area.
Local businesses pledged $400,000 in what’s …
County Transit Authority addresses problems raised by state audit
A state audit of the Okanogan County Transit Authority, which operates the countywide bus service called TranGO, found that during the first two years of operation the transit authority’s financial reporting was inaccurate.
TranGO ridership tops 1,300 in first three months
During the first three months of operation in the Methow Valley, TranGO, the new public bus service, counted 1,304 passengers on its buses.
TranGO began providing bus service on to the Methow Valley on …
Twisp transportation benefit district on Aug. 2 ballot
A proposition asking Twisp voters to authorize a new sales tax of .2 percent to fund a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) appears on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot.
The district is a special taxing entity created by the Twisp Council, as authorized by state law, to pay for street maintenance and improvements within Twisp.
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
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 system.
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses
By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …