C1 to have Grant Ave. stop removed, 10 routes added starting fall term

Starting fall term, route C1 will change to accommodate Oregon State University riders.

OSU has provided $20,000 to the Citizens Advisory Commission on Transit in addition to the city's annual transit funds.

The money will go toward route C1, which receives heavy ridership among students going to and from Witham Hill and OSU campus. The CACOT will add 10 additional runs and remove the stop at Northwest Grant Ave, which lies between OSU campus and Witham Hill.

The change was designed to help students using this route to the university. In the past, the Corvallis Transit System had received complaints regarding the C1, which was heavily crowded and made inconvenient stops, according to Tim Bates, the city transit coordinator.

"This is to provide more frequency to Witham Hill," Bates said in regards to adding additional runs throughout the day.

Bates said that as of now, the collaboration with OSU is a one-time thing, but he hopes for an annual donation to improve more routes for OSU students.

The changes to C1 will take place September 9.


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