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 six Fixed Routes with the Hermiston HART, Hermiston Hopper, La Grande Arrow, Mission Metro, Pilot Rocket, Tutuilla Tripper, and Walla Walla 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 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: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Hermiston HART Schedule: PDF (Español Horario de autobuses, opera de lunes a viernes)
Hermiston Hopper Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Saturday)
Hermiston Hopper Schedule: PDF (Español Horario de autobuses, opera de lunes a viernes)
La Grande Arrow Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Mission Metro Express Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Mission Metro Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Pilot Rocket Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Tutuilla Tripper Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Friday)
Walla Walla Whistler Schedule: PDF (operates Monday thru Saturday)
Our dispatch line is available to provide information Monday thru Friday from 4:00 AM to 8:30 PM at (541) 429-7519. Scheduling and transit information can be provided in alternate formats or languages upon request through Kayak's Dispatch line (541) 429-7519. 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**