Cascades East Transit (CET) has launched its third season of the Route 31 Free Summer Shuttle.
From now until Labor Day, there will be frequent service between La Pine and Sunriver.
The 2022 summer service will operate Monday to Friday and connect La Pine residents to employment, healthcare, shopping and recreation opportunities in Sunriver.
Route 31 bus stops in La Pine are located at 4th and Huntington, the La Pine Senior Activity Center, the Pine View Apartment complex at Highway 97 and Drafter Road, and Wickiup Junction. Bus stops in Sunriver are located at the Sunriver Resort along Great Hall Loop and the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC).
CET worked collaboratively with partners in La Pine and Sunriver to design the route and promote the free shuttle to residents and businesses. Dan Youmans, President & Board Chair of the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, noted “Community partners are thrilled to see the Route 31 Free Summer Shuttle return for a third season. The service provides a vital transportation link between La Pine and Sunriver for our local businesses during the busy summer months.”
“The Route 31 Free Summer Shuttle provides opportunities for La Pine and Sunriver residents to access jobs, medical appointments, grocery stores, and recreation activities without needing a personal vehicle,” mentioned Deschutes County Commissioner Patti Adair. “With gas prices at a record high, the free summer shuttle will help residents save money while traveling to and from their destinations this summer. I look forward to seeing this service return for a third season.”
The Route 31 schedule can be accessed at CET’s public transportation services are currently free with the exception of Mt. Bachelor, Ride the River and Lava Butte recreation routes.