SERVICE CHANGES: The Intercity Bus Services presently running between La Grande and Elgin/Union will be ending on November 30, 2015. They will be replaced by a Demand Response model. Click here for details.
RIDES TO WELLNESS: Last month we reported that the ground breaking medical access program in Union County would be ending due to the expiration of its grant. While this story was true, the confluence of several factors we could not foresee have created some breathing room.
Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization will be prioritizing the project next calendar year from their Incentive Funding. We also have a grant before the board of the Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation - which meets on November 16, 2015. Finally, our primary underwriters at ODOT Public Transit are trying to find a way to keep the project alive for the balance of the fiscal year (June 30, 2016).
In the long term we're hoping to find a sustainable resource to preserve the project.