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Dial-A-Ride - General Public Service
The City of Pendleton is providing van service seven days a week. The van is available for rides between 7 am and 7 pm, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 8 am to 2 pm on Sundays for $1 per one way ride. This service is available to customers of all ages and operates within the Pendleton’s City limits. There are no eligibility requirements and no ticket is required. This service operates with one day advance notice to secure a ride. Same day request may be honored if space is available.
- Call the dispatcher at 276-6476 between 9 am and 4 pm to schedule a ride for the next day.
You tell the dispatcher where you need to go and if there is a specific appointment time. The dispatcher will give you the time the van will pick you up at the street curb in front of your house. The dispatcher will also help arrange for your return trip home.
The Dial-A-Ride general public transit program has expanded to on-call door-to-door service. Anyone can purchase a transit ticket available for a one-way ride within the City of Pendleton limits. The tickets are available at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion, for $3 a ticket. The ticket is valid anytime Elite Taxi operates through June 30th. Affordable transportation for all ages with no restrictions.
Call Pendleton City Hall at 541-966-0207 for more information.
Additional transportation options provided by the City of Pendleton are as follows:
CTUIR Bus Service
The Dial-A-Ride service can also help connect riders to the fixed route bus service provided by Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) that operates through Pendleton. The CTUIR bus route provides fixed route service several times a day through Pendleton. It also provides connections to Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pilot Rock, and LaGrande.
- The bus route schedules are available on the CTUIR bus website. Most CTUIR routes do not charge a fare.
Aquatic Center Transportation – General Public
Summer service is provided to transport all ages from area schools and other designated stops within Pendleton to the Aquatic Center for the afternoon. The service runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The City’s Parks and Recreation brochure provides detailed locations and times for pickup and drop off. Donations are accepted. Bus riders must have a season pass or admission for entry to the Aquatic Center to ride. Children younger then 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult or older teenager to ride.
- Pickup schedule is available here.
Senior Meal Transportation
The City of Pendleton contracts with Elite Taxi to provide a weekday service to provide transportation to and from the Pendleton Senior Center for the noon meal. This service is provided on a donation only basis.
- Riders call 276-6476 for arrange for a ride.
Senior and Disabled Taxi Ticket Program
The senior and disabled taxi ticket voucher program provides rides within Pendleton and the Urban Growth boundary. The City provides rides to participants who live within seven driving miles of the City of Pendleton boundary and do not live within another transit provider agency's boundary. The taxi service provides rides 7 days a week between the hours of 5 am to 3 am daily except for holidays. The service is provided to citizens 60 years of age or older or disabled individuals. The participant pays $1.75 per one way ride. Limited tickets are available dependent on grant funding and are distributed among all participants on a semi-annual basis.
- The phone number for more information is 966-0207.
With financial assistance from St. Anthony’s, the City of Pendleton provides free taxi service for any person who needs prompt medical attention but does not require the specialized care and immediate response of an ambulance.
- The individual may call the taxi company at 276-8294 direct for a free ride to the emergency room and back.
If a doctor needs to see a patient immediately for a non-routine emergency call, the doctor’s office can call to schedule a free ride for the patient to the doctor’s office and back.