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NorthWest (Portland-Astoria)
Trip Connections
Trip connections

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Toilets
Restrooms

There is a restroom on board in the rear of the bus! Please note that this route does not stop for restroom breaks or make any other unscheduled stops.

Restroom

Wifi
Wi-Fi

All POINT routes have free Wi-Fi. Please understand that our Wi-Fi service may be intermittent in some spots.

Outlets
Outlets on board

The NorthWest route has 110V AC power outlets and USB charging ports at each seat that are free for passengers to use for charging phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
USB ports at seat

Parking
Parking

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Luggage
Luggage limits

Because of our connections with Amtrak train service, this route follows Amtrak’s generous carry-on baggage policy. Passengers can bring two carry-on bags and check two bags. All bags must be under 50 pounds and under 75 total inches (length + width + height of the bag). Passengers must be capable of carrying their own belongings. Call us at 1-888-846-4183 if you need special assistance.

Bikes
Bikes

Passengers may bring one bike free of charge as space allows. Space availability will be at our drivers’ discretion. If you’d like to reserve a space for your bike ahead of time, please purchase a $5 bicycle ticket from Amtrak when you buy your ticket. Bikes will be stored in the luggage compartment under the bus. A bike box is not necessary but you are welcome to bring bungee cords or other securement aids to assist the driver in securing your bike. We can usually accept a total of 4 bikes per trip.
NorthWest Luggage Bay

Seat belts
Seat belts

Every bus used on this route has seats with three-point lap and shoulder seat belts.

Car seats
Car seats

Babies are welcome aboard all POINT routes! Our seats are equipped with three-point lap and shoulder seat belts and are capable of securing an infant and children's car seat. Please check the manufacturer's instructions regarding how to secure your child's car seat with seat belts. If you’d like to keep your little one on your lap we will happily store your car seat in the cargo area for free or allow it as a carry-on as space allows.

 

 

Lost and found
Lost items

All lost and found items will be returned to the local Amtrak station:

Portland Amtrak Station
800 NW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

503-273-4865
Open Daily, 5:30am-10:00pm
*Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.

Pets-Service Animals
Animals

Only service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed on the buses. 

Age Policy
Age Policy

Unaccompanied minors are not permitted to ride the NorthWest Route. Minors must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old. Drivers may request photo identification from passengers to verify age.

Cascades (Portland-Eugene)
Trip Connections
Trip connections

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Wifi
Wi-Fi

The Cascades POINT provides free Wi-Fi on all buses.

Outlets
Outlets

The Cascades route has 24 110v A/C power outlets as well as USB ports on each bus that are free for passengers to use. Outlets are available in every other row and are located in two different places depending on the bus. Look for the plugs near the floor below the window or next to the footrests on the seatback.
USB-Power outlets

Parking
Parking

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Bikes
Bikes

Passengers may bring one bike free of charge as space allows. Space availability will be at our drivers’ discretion. If you’d like to reserve a space for your bike ahead of time, please purchase a $5 bicycle ticket from Amtrak when you buy your ticket. Bikes will be stored in the luggage compartment under the bus. A bike box is not necessary but you are welcome to bring bungee cords or other securement aids to assist the driver in securing your bike.

Seat belts
Seat belts

Some of our buses have seat belts but not all of them.

Car seats
Car seats

Babies are welcome aboard all POINT routes! Unfortunately, we can't promise there will be a way to secure an infant car seat on our Cascades route since our buses don’t have car seat anchors and only some buses have seat belts. If you’d like to keep your baby on your lap we will happily store your car seat in the cargo area for free or allow it as a carry-on as space allows.

Lost and found
Lost items

All lost and found items will be returned to the Portland Amtrak Station or the MTR Western office:

Portland Amtrak Station
800 NW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-273-4865
Open Daily, 5:30am-10:00pm

MTR Western
235 Cap Ct.
Eugene, OR 97402
206-438-8337
Open Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm*
info@mtrwestern.com

*Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.

Luggage
Luggage limits

Because of our connections with Amtrak train service, this route follows Amtrak’s generous carry-on baggage policy Passengers can bring two carry-on bags and check two bags. All bags must be under 50 pounds and under 75 total inches (length + width + height of the bag).

Pets-Service Animals
Animals

Only service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed on the buses. 

Eastern (Bend-Ontario)
Trip Connections
Trip Connections

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Toilets
Restrooms

There is a restroom on board in the rear of the bus! In addition, we make a 10-minute pit stop in Burns where restrooms are available to passengers. Please note that this route does not make any other stops for restroom breaks.
Restroom

Parking
Parking

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Wifi
Wi-Fi

All POINT routes have free Wi-Fi. Please understand that due to the remoteness of the Eastern route, our Wi-Fi service may be intermittent in some spots. Passengers should expect limited to no Wi-Fi or cell phone service for about 45 miles from around Juntura to the midpoint between Harper and Vale.

Outlets
Outlets on board

The Eastern route has 110V AC power outlets and USB charging ports that are free for passengers to use for charging phones, tablets, laptops, etc. Outlets and ports are located under the seat or along the walls depending on the seat.
USB-Power outlets

Luggage
Luggage limits

You may bring two bags on the bus (50 pounds max each). Passengers must be capable of carrying their own belongings. Call us at 1-888-846-4183 if you need special assistance.

Skis
Bikes and Skis

Passengers may bring one bike free of charge as space allows. Space availability will be at our drivers’ discretion. Bikes will be stored in the luggage compartment under the bus. A bike box is not necessary. If you’re in a group with more than two bikes, please call us at 1-888-846-4183 and we will try to accommodate more. We can usually accept a total of 3 bikes per trip. You may also bring skis and ski equipment of a reasonable size and quantity.
Luggage and Bike Storage

Seat belts
Seat belts

Every seat on our bus has three-point lap and shoulder seat belts.

Lost and found
Lost items

Please call us at 888-846-4183 as soon as possible and we will help you locate your lost item!

Car seats
Car seats

Babies are welcome aboard all POINT routes! Our seats are equipped with three-point lap and shoulder seat belts and are capable of securing an infant or children's car seat. Please check the manufacturer's instructions regarding how to secure your child's car seat with seat belts. If you’d like to keep your little one on your lap we will happily store your car seat in the cargo area for free or allow it as a carry-on as space allows.

Pets-Service Animals
Animals

Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed on the buses. In addition to service animals, Eastern riders may also bring one pet as long as it can fit into a carrier and be stowed under the seat for the duration of a passenger's time on the bus. The pet policy is limited to cats and dogs only. Passengers are responsible for ensuring their pets do not disturb other passengers or drivers and for cleaning up after their pet when needed.

SouthWest (Klamath Falls-Brookings)
Trip Connections
Trip Connections

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Outlets
Outlets on board

Our buses are equipped with USB ports at every seat for your free use while you ride.
USB ports - overheadUSB ports - below seat

Parking
Parking

Use the Connections table on the Routes and Schedules page to find which transit connections and parking options are available at each stop.

Luggage
Luggage limits

Because of our connections with Amtrak Coast Starlight service, this route follows Amtrak’s generous carry-on baggage policy Passengers can bring two carry-on bags and check two bags. All bags must be under 50 pounds and under 75 total inches (length + width + height of the bag). Please note that JCT drivers do not assist with handling luggage on the Medford-Cave Junction bus bridge service. Passengers must be capable of carrying their own belongings. Call us at 1-888-846-4183 if you need special assistance.

Bikes
Bringing bikes

Each bus is equipped with an exterior-mounted bike rack capable of safely carrying 3 bikes. Additional bikes may be brought on board the bus at the driver's discretion. If you are traveling with a group or need special assistance, call us at 1-888-846-4183.SouthWest bike rack

 

Seat belts
Seat belts

All SouthWest Route buses are equipped with lap belts for your safety and comfort while riding with us.

Lost and found
Lost items

Items found on POINT vehicles will be held by drivers or stored at the Klamath Falls Amtrak Station. To recover an item please call Pacific Crest Bus Lines at 541-382-4193.

Items found on Josephine Community Transit vehicles will be donated to charity if not claimed within 30 days. To recover an item please call JCT at 541-474-5452.

*Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.

 

Car seats
Car seats

Babies are welcome aboard all POINT routes! Our seats are equipped with lap seat belts and are capable of securing an infant and children's car seats. Please check the manufacturer's instructions regarding how to secure your child's car seat with lap belts.

Wifi
Wi-Fi

All POINT routes have free Wi-Fi! Please understand that service may be intermittent in some spots due to the rural nature of the route.

Toilets
Restrooms

Our buses do not have restrooms but they are available at some of our stops. Restrooms are available to passengers at the Amtrak Station in Klamath Falls, Front Street Station in Medford, and the Josephine County Courthouse (first and second floor) in Grants Pass. Given the length of the route, passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and use the restroom prior to boarding.

Pets-Service Animals
Animals

Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed on the buses. In addition to service animals, SouthWest riders may also bring one pet as long as it can fit into a carrier and be stowed under the seat.

What are the benefits of riding public transit and the POINT?

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    • Public transit helps our local economy. Transit located close to safe, walkable streets helps encourage shopping at nearby businesses. Additionally, homes that are close to a public transit stop often have higher property values which helps the owners when they sell or rent.

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    • Riding public transit instead of driving is good for the environment.
      Transportation is now Oregon's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Riding public transit instead of driving alone lowers your CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, helping reduce air pollution and improving air quality. In the U.S., it’s estimated that public transportation prevents 37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted per year.

Transit agencies are helping too: In Oregon, agencies like TriMet are switching to alternative fuel sources such as renewable diesel, natural gas and propane, or to electric buses, with the assistance of DEQ’s Clean Fuels Program. The companies that operate the POINT for ODOT are also given financial incentives for using alternative fuel sources for their buses.

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    • Riding public transit is good for your mental health. From having to fight traffic, to finding place to park, to high gas prices, to the risk of a crash, driving can be stressful for most of us and even very scary for some. Most Americans don’t really like driving that much in the first place. Riding transit takes away the stress of having to drive altogether! Public transit also helps riders—especially those who don’t or can’t drive—gain access to social and recreational opportunities and improve their access to healthy food, employment, and medical services. All of this decreases social isolation and improves overall well-being.

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    • Public transit helps people get where they need to go. 600,000 Americans stop driving every year due to old age. Many more don’t drive due to a disability, because they cannot afford to own a car, or because they choose not to. Public transit like the POINT helps people who don’t have a lot of other travel options get to doctor’s appointments, go shopping, take vacations, connect to other transportation services, and much more.

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    • Public transit reduces distracted driving and gives riders more freedom. Many states like Oregon have distracted driving laws to make sure people are paying attention to the road instead of their phone while driving. While riding public transit, riders can freely and safely text, write emails, make calls, and all the other important things we do on our phones. Some services, like the POINT, even provide free Wi-Fi, USB ports, and power outlets for more ways to work and relax while on board! Learn more in our Amenities section.

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    • POINT is a great way to travel Oregon. You can explore destinations in many different places across Oregon on the POINT’s four routes, including the Southwestern and Northwestern Oregon Coasts, the Willamette Valley, and Central and Eastern Oregon.

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