Florence Transportation System Plan Update - Open House and Workshop #1Virtual Workshop

Public Transit System

Please review the content below, including the identified gaps and deficiencies of the existing public transit system. The information below will provide context to support the exhibits to the right. Each exhibit includes a comment box for you to include your feedback. In addition, you may also provide comments via the interactive map.

Guiding Questions

  1. Did we miss anything with the inventory or does anything need further clarification?
  2. Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the content?

Public Transit Service and Facilities

The public transit system in Florence is provided by the Rhody Express, Link Lane, and Coos County Area Transit.

  • Rhody Express - The Rhody Express, a joint partnership between the City of Florence and Lane County and operated by River Cities Taxi, provides two local fixed-route transit lines in the city: a North Loop and a South Loop. The North Loop serves areas north of 21st Street, along US 101, Spruce Street, and Oak Street, between the Grocery Outlet and Fred Meyer. The South Loop serves areas south of 21st Street, along Spruce Street, US 101, 9th Street, Rhododendron Drive, Kingwood Street, and Quince Street, circulating between Grocery Outlet, Safeway/Dunes Village Center, Peace Health Campus, the Old Town District, and Three Rivers Casino.
  • Link Lane, a transit service operated by the Lane Council of Governments, runs two intercity bus routes that both terminate in Florence. The Eugene-Florence Connector provides bus service between Florence and Eugene along OR 126, with stops in Veneta and Mapleton. The Florence-Yachats Connector provides bus service between Florence and Yachats along US 101.
  • Coos County Area Transit (CCAT) operates the Florence Express, intercity bus service between North Bend and Florence along US 101, with stops in Lakeside, Winchester Bay, Reedsport, and Gardiner. The Florence Express runs twice a day and runs Monday to Saturday. Stops in Florence are located at the Grocery Outlet (which connects to all other transit service in Florence) and Three Rivers Casino.

Existing Gaps and Deficiencies

The following provides a summary of the existing gaps and deficiencies in the public transportation system:

  • There is a lack of consistent marketing for existing public transit facilities and service in Florence.
  • Gaps and deficiencies in the pedestrian and bicycle systems that provide access to public transit facilities as well as other key destinations in Florence are identified in other modal sections.