Aging In Place
Cascades East Ride Center/Cascades East Transit
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This program offers several types of transportation in Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes counties.

  • Bend Fixed-Route Bus Service: This is available to the general public. People who are 60 years of age or older or have a disability can get a reduced fare.
  • Community Connector: This is available to the general public and provides scheduled buses between Bend, Redmond, Terrebonne, Prineville, Madras, Culver, Metolius, Warm Springs, La Pine, and Sisters.
  • Dial-a-Ride: This is a shared-ride service that provides curb-to-curb transportation that must be scheduled in advance. There is a fee for each ride.
    • In Bend, Dial-a-Ride is only available for residents who have a disability or are older adults with low income.
    • In rural areas—including Redmond, La Pine, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, and Warm Springs—Dial-a-Ride is available to the general public.

How do I apply?

To use the Community Connector or Bend Fiixed-Route Bus Service, you don’t need to apply. You can find the schedule and fare information on the website. To use the Dial-A-Ride service based on disability, you need to fill out an application in advance, though you can start receiving services on a temporary basis right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

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