Kayak Public Transit provides community and economic support by managing a rural regional transportation system reaching into southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. We currently operate 3 fixed routes with the Hart, Tripper, and Metro and 4 commuter bus services with the Arrow, Rocket, Hopper, and Whistler. 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 2001, 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 and in 2018 we celebrated our millionth rider.
In 2014, the CTUIR developed a Public Transit Program within the Tribal 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. A new Transit Hub with benches and cooling/heating was built adjacent to the Transit Center and has been used since April 30, 2018.
You can access our bus schedules provided below:
HART: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
HART Spanish: PDF español Horario de autobuses, opera de lunes a viernes
Hopper: PDF operates Monday thru Saturday
Hopper Spanish: PDF español Horario de autobuses, opera de lunes a viernes
Arrow: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
Metro Express: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
Metro: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
Rocket: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
Tripper: PDF operates Monday thru Friday
Whistler: PDF operates Monday thru Saturday
If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions about the schedule please call our dispatch line at (541) 429-7519 Monday thru Friday from 4:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Scheduling and other pertinent documents can be provided in alternate formats upon request through dispatch. Telecommunications available for hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2900.
Kayak Public Transit Observes the Following Holidays:
- 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**