On Monday August 19, the Corvallis to Amtrak connector service will be suspended. However, there are some plans circulating for an October restart.
According to a Benton County press release, new funding will come from a comprehensive transportation bill the Oregon Legislature had passed in 2017, but the dollars won’t be available until October.
The good news could be that the County is also saying those dollars may actually allow them to expand service.
“The County has plans to use a new funding source to expand the existing Coast to Valley service from its current two runs per day to eight runs per day between Corvallis and Albany, seven day a week,” according to the press release, “The County is working with ODOT and regional partners on a route design and schedule for a reconfigured Coast to Valley service.”
In the meantime, rides between Corvallis and Albany are still available twice daily on the Coast to Valley Express. Also, the Linn-Benton Loop is scheduled for five times a day, but you’ll also want to check local schedules here, because the weekend and weekday schedules differ.
If you have purchased Corvallis to Amtrak Connector tickets in advance and would like a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Coast to Valley or the Linn-Benton , click here, and for the Linn-Benton Loop, click here.