The baseline conditions in the TMP review the transportation system and transit service; CCATD fleet and facilities; population, employment, and land use patterns; existing and historic ridership analysis; and existing financial characteristics as of July 2019. Following is the summary of the baseline conditions:
Transit Service Overview
The transit service overview exhibit depicts the Coos County Transit System services before COVID-19.
CCATD Service (Pre-COVID-19)
The CCATD service (pre-COVID-19) exhibit shows the CCATD transit routes as of July 2019. Pre-COVID-19, CCATD provided six routes: Bandon Loop “Cranberry Express”, Coos Bay Loop “Pirate Express”, North Bend Loop “Bulldog Express”, Weekend Express, Charleston Intercity Connector “Charleston”, and Coquille/Myrtle Point Intercity Connector “Timber Express”.
Population, Employment, and Land Use
- Most residents of the district area drive alone for their commute (79%).
- High concentrations of households with limited English proficiency are mainly concentrated in the area between Bandon and Coquille, Lakeside, and areas east of North Bend and Coos Bay.
- While the majority of Coos County ranges between 11 – 20%, high concentrations of persons in poverty are located in the southeast and northwest portions of the County.
- The largest share of Coos County residents also work in Coos County (73.8%). Approximately 6% of workers work in Douglas County and 4.2% of workers work in Lane County, which amounts to 1,291 and 909 total workers, respectively.
- The largest share of jobs within the county is located in Coos Bay and North Bend with approximately 4,200 and 3,100 workers, respectively.
- Approximately 57.4% commute less than 10 miles and 18.5% commute more than 50 miles. Coos Bay and North Bend are both hubs for residential and employment sites within Coos County; as such, Coos County residents either live and work within Coos Bay and North Bend or commute long distances to reach employment further away.
- Approximately 48 percent of Coos County residents commute to work between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and approximately 21 percent of Coos County residents commute greater than 50 miles to work.
- Approximately 79% of residents in the CCATD service area drive alone; 11% carpool; 6% work from home; 2% take a taxicab or ride a motorcycle/bicycle; 1% walk; and 1% use public transportation
- Unserved transit supportive areas (TSA)s in North Bend are located in the west and east while unserved transit supportive areas (TSA)s in Coos Bay are located in the northeast.
In Coos County, vehicles represent the primary mode of travel for work-based trips. The mode split exhibit illustrates the mode split for work-based trips within Coos County. As shown, transit represents approximately 1% of the mode split in Coos County.