Frequently Asked Questions

What days does the Corvallis-Amtrak Connector operate?

The Corvallis-Amtrak Connector operates Thursday – Monday and most holidays.

Why does the bus not run on Tuesday or Wednesday?

Amtrak and ODOT did extensive research to determine which five days needed the service the most. It was determined that Thursday – Monday and holidays had the most need for this bus service.

Which holidays does the bus operate on?

New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Weekend, and Christmas Eve and Day.

How much does it cost to ride?

Rides are free through Labor Day. After that, it will cost $5 each way.

Is there a round-trip option?

Not currently, though it has been discussed.

Is there a special fare for seniors or students?

No, all fares are the same cost.

Do I need to make a reservation?

There is currently no reservation system in place, though it is in the works.

Can I pay using a credit card?

Not currently, but a system is being developed.

Can you drop me off/pick me up at my house?

Unfortunately, no. This is a fixed-route service.

My train is going to be late, can you wait?

Our first four runs will leave on time and the next bus can pick you up. On the last run, if the train is running late, we can stay for a short time.

Which bus do I need to take to catch my train?

At the bottom of the schedule page, there is a chart that details which runs coincide with which trains and buses.

Where is the bus shelter located for the stops?

Jefferson/14th: At the Linn-Benton Loop bus stop on the northeast corner.
Downtown Transit Center: At the Coast-to-Valley and 99 Express bus stop on Monroe closest to the railroad tracks.
Riverfront Marriott: In front of the hotel on 1st St.
Holiday Inn Express: In front of the hotel doors.
Circle/Four Acres Place: The CTS bus shelter on south side of Circle just east of Four Acres Place.
Amtrak Station: This is the same bus shelter as the Coast-to-Valley shelter.

What if I need to contact someone after hours?

You can always contact us through the contact form on our website.

Where do you post updates?

On our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/corvallistoamtrak

Do you operate in inclement weather?

If it is safe to do so, we will operate. Always check our Facebook page for up-to-date information on closures.

Can I bring my bike?

Yes! Our bus has a two-position bike rack on the front. Please remove all loose items from your bike as Benton County is not responsible for lost or damaged items.