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 »