Bus Stops

Bus stops are the first points of entry to any public transportation system, and an important part of the transit experience. In collaboration with partner jurisdictions, the Bus Stop Improvement Project (BSIP) is our initiative to improve the accessibility and visibility of the YCT system.

Yamhill County Transit (YCT) is committed to providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation services that enhance the quality of life of everyone in our community. This project was identified in the YCT Transit Development Plan (adopted in 2018) as a key priority to help the transit system grow and achieve its full ridership potential. The Bus Stop Improvement Project is funded through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF), which receives funding from a statewide employee payroll tax adopted through HB2017.

Timeline

The project is nearing some key actions to better identify bus stops/locations as part of our implementation plan. In consultation with ODOT, the City of McMinnville, and other Yamhill County communities, YCT has designed a phased plan for implementation based on street and roadway conditions. All of YCT’s 170 bus stops across the County have been sorted into phases, with early testing at select locations.

Highlights for what’s coming next:

  • Ten (10) bus stops will be first to have permanent posts and signage installed.
  • All bus stops along Route 2 will be marked with temporary signs that will make each location easily identifiable.
  • All stops shared with TriMet will have new YCT signage on them.
  • The current signs at the Yamhill County Transit Center in McMinnville will be upgraded with new signage.

Beginning Sunday March 10, you’ll start to see temporary signs being placed along Route 2, with permanent signs coming to select locations in early April. Continue to check our website for updates on project milestones, timeline, and completion dates!

Bus Stop Types

Here’s a quick look at the different kinds of bus stop signs we’ll be implementing.

Temporary Bus Stop Signs:

The temporary signs are vertical panels that identify the bus stop and feature a QR code that allows you to directly access the schedule page of the YCT website. Our ultimate goal is to provide permanent improvements to the infrastructure of bus stops, a process that will take time. In the meantime, you’ll see us mark our bus stops this way, which will be replaced with permanent posts and signs in the future.
A temporary bus stop sign for the Yamhill County Transit bus.
A temporary bus stop sign for the Yamhill County Transit bus.

Regular Bus Stop Signs:

The typical bus stop consists of two signs and a post that meet accessibility and legibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our new bus stop signs will note which routes serve the stop, and which direction they are headed. A six-digit ID will also be displayed, which will allow riders to look up the bus stop online and receive arrival information.

New Yamhill Country Transit Bus Stop Signs

Seatings and Shelters

Waiting areas for buses should be safe and comfortable for all our riders, but we know that not all streets have room for these types of transit improvements. This is why we’re working to identify locations that can feasibly receive Simme Seats and bus shelters like the ones pictured below. A number of transit shelters are already out on the system, equipped with system information and timetables for our riders.

Yamhill County Transit Bus Stop Shelter

Accessibility and ADA

YCT is committed to providing safe and accessible waiting and boarding areas for all. We are working with our partner jurisdictions and communities to build and improve bus stops in compliance with federal standards set forth under the ADA. While streets, roads, and sidewalks are under the stewardship of cities, Yamhill County, or the state of Oregon, YCT is working with these partners to identify opportunities for enhancing bus stops and access to transit. These capital improvement projects will benefit riders, support nearby transportation projects, and create a higher quality transit experience for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

Policies for catching the bus will remain unchanged during the Bus Stop Improvement Project. More information on YCT’s Bus Stop Policy can be found here: https://ycbus.org/riding-basics/bus-stopsflag-stops/

Over the coming months, you’ll see YCT bus stop signs added to the existing TriMet bus stop posts in Sherwood, Tualatin, and Forest Grove. You will be able to find YCT information on the TriMet signposts, which should make transfers more visible and easy!

YCT will be installing a new sign at its stop by the Tigard Transit Center and is also working to install signage at its stop by the Hillsboro Central Transit Center.

Our goal is for you to be able to easily identify where to wait for the bus. The temporary signs are there to boost the visibility of our stops while we work on implementing permanent improvements to the bus stop infrastructure.

The temporary stops also help us make sure we’re placing a stop at the best location for riders and bus operators.

We plan to have the temporary signs remain in place until new posts and signage are installed at that location.

If you have questions that haven’t been answered here, you can always give us a call.

YCT Bus Stops (as of March 08, 2024)

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ALL ROUTES ARE CURRENTLY FARELESS

Service AlertSERVICE ALERTS
Routes 44 & 44X - New bus stop locations go into effect Monday, April 15. Click for details ►
Route 5 & 7 - Newberg and Saturday Routes 22 and 44 are suspended until further notice
To schedule weekend Dial-a-Ride service, please call (503) 474-4900 (McMinnville) or (503) 538-7433 (Newberg).

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