What WE are Doing to Keep You Safe

Transit Drivers are wearing face masks and buses are equipped with protective barriers for the driver to limit exposure.


Safety Measures taken by Yamhill County Transit Area

Frequently touched surfaces at the transit center and on the buses are being wiped down with disinfectant throughout the day.

We are applying a Microbe Shield disinfectant to high-touch areas, as well as using fogging applications each night.

We’re no longer limiting how many riders are allowed on buses. No seats are closed and social distancing is no longer required. This comes as Oregon lifted social distancing requirements on transit on 6/30/21.


Our operators play a vital role in keeping our community moving during this unprecedented time in history. To support their health and safety and yours, and out of abundance of caution, we have decided to stop accepting fares on board buses.

This is a temporary measure to help with social distancing and to minimize the time riders spend near our bus operators.

What YOU Can Do

You are required to wear a face covering when riding Yamhill County Transit. 

Masks are still required until September 13, 2021 as directed by the FTA/TSA.

“Face covering” means a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face.”

As of 10/19/20 face shields are not recommended as a substitute for face coverings except in very limited situations.

Statewide Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Guidance

YCTA Rider Sitting on Bus

Practice “social distancing” keeping at least six feet between you and other people, including our operators and employees.

YCTA Bus Rides Entering Bus Socially Distanced


Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

YCTA Bus Rider Using Hand Sanitizer


Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your elbow (and not your hands).

The Oregon Department of Transportation Rail and Public Transit Division has an informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website that provides valuable information for transit riders and stakeholders regarding COVID-19 as it relates to public transportation in Oregon.

ODOT-COVID-19_Frequently Asked Questions


Use the links below to find accurate information about this situation and do your part to help stop the spread of this coronavirus:


Oregon Health Authority
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon Health Authority
Yamhill County Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ODOT-Rail and Public Transit Division COVID-19 Info

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July 27th, 1:52 pm

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Let’s Celebrate 2,000,000 Rides!Monday, August 2, 2021Yamhill County Transit Center800 NE Second Street, McMinnville10 am – 3 pmTour a new state-of-the-art bus and view the new bus stop signsAll guests receive a YCT swag bag!12 pmService Recognition Awards presented by Casey Kulla, Yamhill County Commissioner EVERYONE IS WELCOMEAbout ReMARKable Rider DayThis special day is designed to focus attention and show our gratitude to YCT’s amazing customers and to recognize the dedicated transit advocates who volunteer their time to support Yamhill County Transit. It is named for Mark Schiffmacher, a transit advocate who served on YCT’s Special Transportation Advisory Committee and was dedicated to improving bus service for all. “This event is about thanking our riders! On Monday, August 2nd all riders will receive a “gratitude gift” bag from YCT that includes a ticket for raffle prizes to be announced on our website at We strive to thank the riders on an ongoing basis by providing excellent customer service, continually improving our fleet, and enhancing our services. Our goal is to create a reliable, comfortable and hopefully pleasant option for those with limited transportation choices and for those who have other options but choose to ride public transportation.” says Renee Guerrero, General Manager, First TransitThis 2,000,000 million ride milestone shines a light on the need for quality public transportation services in Yamhill County. The transit system provides access and mobility to residents of all ages and abilities so they can access life-sustaining services, get to work, school, medical appointments, or social activities. Additional YCT Initiatives & Accomplishments“We have so much to be proud of as we celebrate the fourth annual ReMARKable Rider Day. Yes, we crossed a major milestone with 2 million rides on our buses. But more importantly, these rides made it possible for many residents to seek employment, get to work, seek medical care, or visit a friend in need. Public Transportation is a lifeline to many in our County. The new buses and new bus stop signs will make it even easier for riders to access the services they need,” says Cynthia Thompson, Transit Manager, Yamhill County TransitYCT’s efforts include:The adoption of a long-term Transit Development Plan providing a blueprint for the future.Yamhill County Transit recently transformed its look with updated graphics on all the buses and new and improved route and schedule brochures and customer information materials creating a more accessible and user-friendly experience.YCT modified and expanded services and procured new buses making major improvements to its entire fleet. These improvements were supported by a new funding source through the State of Oregon called the State Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)YCT added state-of-the-art technology enhancements to the buses and tools for dispatch and riders to provide real time route and schedule information for customers while creating efficiency improvements for the entire operation.# # #Yamhill County Transit provides Dial-A-Ride, paratransit, local fixed routes, and commuter routes throughout Yamhill County, with connections to Salem, Grand Ronde, Hillsboro, and Tigard. To learn more about ReMARKable Rider Day or Yamhill County Transit services, visit YCBbus.orgThe New Yamhill County Bus Stop Design See MoreSee Less
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July 11th, 1:25 pm

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Love our new busesMark your calendars for August 2nd ReMARKable Rider day to view these buses and new bus stop signs with beautiful graphics. See MoreSee Less
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July 2nd, 8:37 am

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Update 10:30am All clear returning to normal stops 7/2/2021 8:36 am Dayton Riders Deviation due to gas leak Unknown road closureslook for bus at 5th & Church or 5th & Ash We plan to use Church St unless it is closed the we will use Ash. See MoreSee Less
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ReMARKable Rider Day: Let's Celebrate 2,000,000 rides on Monday, August 2, 2021!
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