RVTD Carpool Matching

MEDFORD, Ore —  The Rogue Valley Transportation District is working to make it easier for people to find local carpools. RVTD is working with O-DOT’s Drive Less Connect to promote alternative transportation plans. People can go to the website and put in their location and trips planned. It will automatically find others that might be headed in the … Continue reading »

RVTD Facing Budget Cuts, Layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Failure of a tax levy to help fund the Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) is forcing the agency to make some serious budget and service cuts. According to RVTD, an effort is underway to slash its current annual budget by 10 percent or close to $700,000. That includes laying off six drivers, and shifting … Continue reading »

RVTD To Make Cuts After Failed Levy

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Transportation District is preparing to cut services and layoff employees after voters turned down a transportation levy. 61% of voters said “no” to a levy that would have supported the department for the next five years. Meanwhile a $700,000 per year grant just dried up. Representatives with the department … Continue reading »

New Bus Route Already Growing Numbers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Commuter Line, linking Grants Pass to Medford, has been up and running for a few weeks but interest has already increased and they’re halfway to their goal of 100 boardings a day. For some passengers, a bus ride is a place to kill time while on the way … Continue reading »

New Bus Route Begins Tuesday

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Rogue Valley Commuter Line is revving up, and today was its first day on the road.  This is a new bus route that runs from Medford to Grants Pass. It uses the Josephine County Transit buses, and there will be a total of 10 stops offered a day.  The extended … Continue reading »

Security Guard Attacked at Bus Station

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the second time this summer a security guard has been attacked at the bus station. The latest attack happened last night at the greyhound bus station. Medford police says Tyre Higgins was involved in a fight with a security guard and was pepper sprayed by the guard. Police say when they responded, … Continue reading »

New App to Track RVTD Bus Locations

MEDFORD, Ore. — New technology is coming to the Rogue Valley Transportation Department. Medford is one of five cities in the nation to use a smart phone app that will show the time buses are going to arrive at stops. Right now, local offices use the system, but it will soon be available to the … Continue reading »

New Projects Proposed For Transportation

MEDFORD, Ore. — About $15 million in state and federal dollars is up for grabs to make transportation improvements in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Tuesday morning, county commissioners were briefed on a priority list of proposed projects to be built with what are called “enhancement” funds. Those projects range from widening Lozier Lane in west … Continue reading »