ROSEBURG, Ore. -- UTRANS officials were at the Roseburg City Council meeting Monday night, to give the group an update, and pitched the idea of a non-taxing transit district.
UTRANS manager Toby Notenboom told the group that ridership is up 18% over last year, and that increase has been seen mostly in Roseburg.
Notenboom told the council that they have a new bus being prepared for service that will hold more people and help lessen the burden on some routes that are usually full.
They bought the bus used for just over $4,000.
Notenboom says he has been visiting cities that don't currently have routes, and asking them to consider resolutions to form a non-taxing district, and said he wants to see UTRANS running in every town in the county.
He mentioned the Glide area as one that really could use the service.