Kayak Public Transit provides community and economic support by managing a multi-modal, regional transportation system reaching into southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. We currently run seven fixed routes to Pendleton, Tutuilla, Pilot Rock, Hermiston, Irrigon, La Grande, and Walla Walla, WA. Our transit program is funded through a combination of Federal grants, State grants, and CTUIR general funds. The fixed route bus services are currently free to the general public.
Since its inception in 2002, our ridership has continued to increase with expanded routes and services. In 2008, there were approximately 46,918 rides provided by our transportation services. In 2013, there were 96,073 rides provided.
In 2014, the CTUIR developed a Public Transit Program within the Planning Office and hired a Public Transit Program Manager, a Fleet and Safety Manager, and Public Transit Clerk to keep up with the growing transit services. A new Transit Center, including a bus barn and maintenance shop, was completed by the end of 2013 and fully operational January 1, 2014.
You can access our bus schedules provided below:
Hermiston Hart Schedule - operates Monday thru Friday
Hermiston Hopper Schedule - operates Monday thru Saturday
LaGrande Arrow Schedule - operates Monday thru Friday
Mission Metro Schedule - operates Monday thru Friday
Pilot Rocket Schedule - operates Monday thru Friday
Tutuilla Tripper Schedule - operates Monday thru Friday
Walla Walla Whistler Schedule - operates Monday thru Saturday
Our dispatch line is available to provide information Monday thru Friday from 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 541-429-7519.
Kayak Public Transit is closed on the following days:
- New Years Day
- Martin Luther King Jr Day
- Presidents' Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
**Note we do not operate on Sundays**