RiverCities Transit

RiverCities Transit RiverCities Transit is the public transportation agency serving Longview & Kelso, Washington. Our transit center office hours are listed below.

RiverCities Transit is a public transportation agency that provides fixed route and Paratransit services to the communities of Longview and Kelso, Washington. RCT is a division of the City of Longview and operates Monday - Friday from 6:30am -7pm and Saturdays from 8am to 6pm. Call 360-442-5663 for more information or visit www.rctransit.org.

RiverCities Transit will operate regular transit and LIFT service on Friday, November 10, 2023. However, the Longview Tr...
11/04/2023

RiverCities Transit will operate regular transit and LIFT service on Friday, November 10, 2023. However, the Longview Transit Center lobby and customer service will be closed. Regular Saturday service will operate on November 11.

Thank you to all veterans for your service to our nation.

Learn about the future of RiverCities Transit service to LexingtonSo, what is Route 411? RiverCities Transit staff will ...
11/01/2023

Learn about the future of RiverCities Transit service to Lexington

So, what is Route 411? RiverCities Transit staff will present information about Route 411 – service between Lexington and Longview – next Tuesday evening, November 7, at the Lexington Elementary PTO meeting starting at 6:00p.

If you live in Lexington or Beacon Hill and need a ride to/from the meeting, please call 360-442-5667 before 5:00p on Monday, and we’ll arrange a ride for you.

1005 Fir Street is off 11th Ave.For the nearest bus stops, take RiverCities Transit Route 31 to Florida & 10th, Route 32...
11/01/2023

1005 Fir Street is off 11th Ave.

For the nearest bus stops, take RiverCities Transit Route 31 to Florida & 10th, Route 32 to 12th & Delaware, or any bus to the Transit Center, where it's about a 7 minute walk.

RiverCities Transit Operator Holly and her special friend at the Kelso Halloween Party at Tam O'Shanter Park.
11/01/2023

RiverCities Transit Operator Holly and her special friend at the Kelso Halloween Party at Tam O'Shanter Park.

In support of the Veteran's Stand Down & Expo in Kelso tomorrow, Friday, October 13, 2023, all RiverCities Transit servi...
10/12/2023

In support of the Veteran's Stand Down & Expo in Kelso tomorrow, Friday, October 13, 2023, all RiverCities Transit services will be fare free. Catch Routes 44, 45, or 46 to the Grade/Ash bus stop. Thank you to all veterans for your service! Check our website at www.rctransit.org or phone 360-442-5663 for schedule information.

To support remote parking on Saturday, October 7 for the 2023 Harvest Classic Walk/Run, RiverCities Transit will operate...
10/05/2023

To support remote parking on Saturday, October 7 for the 2023 Harvest Classic Walk/Run, RiverCities Transit will operate 3 extra trips on Route 32 at 7:00, 7:30, and 9:30AM in addition to regular hourly service starting at 8:00. Runners, volunteers and spectators parking in the 12th Ave & Florida area can board Route 32 at the Transit Center and disembark at 7th Ave and New York St, two blocks from LifeWorks. Regular fares will be charged, but youth 18 & under can ride free with a Youth pass, state/school ID, or showing your middle/high school running gear, if competing.

09/26/2023

Monday, October 2, 2023 is a fare free Come Check Out Our Service day. See RCTransit.org for route changes and new trips.

Longview Stop Closure for Saturday, Sept 9, during the Centennial Parade:Rtes 32 and 45 -- 15th Ave & Broadway closed fr...
09/08/2023

Longview Stop Closure for Saturday, Sept 9, during the Centennial Parade:
Rtes 32 and 45 -- 15th Ave & Broadway closed from approximately 12:30 - 4:00 pm.
(Longview Public Service Co bus near the post office -- Courtesy of Longview Public Library.)

Stop closures in Kelso on Saturday, Sept 9, during the Highlander Parade:Rte 45 -- Grade St/Ash St closed from approxima...
09/08/2023

Stop closures in Kelso on Saturday, Sept 9, during the Highlander Parade:
Rte 45 -- Grade St/Ash St closed from approximately 9:45 - 11:00 am.
Rte 57 -- No service to Three Rivers Mall or Kelso Safeway at 10:32 am.
(Longview Public Service Co bus crossing Allen St Bridge -- courtesy of Longview Public Library)

09/08/2023

Upcoming Stop Closure due to the Longview Centennial Celebration:
Friday, Sept 8, beginning at 4 pm -- Rte 44 stop at Washington Way and 15th Ave will close to the end of the day.

In Honor of Labor Day, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. There will ...
08/29/2023

In Honor of Labor Day, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. There will be no bus service. Visit rctransit.org for route and schedule information.

08/15/2023

RiverCities is operating fare-free from 08/14-08/16 to allow people to ride the bus, escape the hot temperatures, and cool down.

Buses will operate their regular schedules and routes.

We very much appreciate law enforcement's support for RiverCities Transit when we need them. We were happy to give back ...
07/05/2023

We very much appreciate law enforcement's support for RiverCities Transit when we need them. We were happy to give back to our Longview PD officers commuting to Go 4th at Lake Sacajawea by making a van available.

RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in honor of Independence Day.
06/28/2023

RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in honor of Independence Day.

Rider Alert, Route 30 & 32 bus stop on Kessler Blvd at 20th Ave outbound is closed while the 20th Ave Bridge is closed.
06/15/2023

Rider Alert, Route 30 & 32 bus stop on Kessler Blvd at 20th Ave outbound is closed while the 20th Ave Bridge is closed.

RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will operate on a regular Monday schedule on, June 19, 2023.  The Longview Tran...
06/14/2023

RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will operate on a regular Monday schedule on, June 19, 2023. The Longview Transit Center will be closed in observance of Juneteenth. Visit rctransit.org for schedule information.

Please note that RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Monday, May 29th, 2023, in observance of Mem...
05/22/2023

Please note that RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Monday, May 29th, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no bus service. Refer to RCTransit.org for schedule information.

05/19/2023

Rider Alert: Due to police activity the Route 57 & Route 46 stops at N 7th Ave & Columbia St is closed.

Bike to Work Day is tomorrow. Did you know all RiverCities Transit fixed route buses have bike racks on the front? Ride ...
05/18/2023

Bike to Work Day is tomorrow. Did you know all RiverCities Transit fixed route buses have bike racks on the front? Ride fare-free tomorrow, May 19, 2023, with your bike. Visit rctransit.org for schedule information.

04/28/2023

Due to police action in Lexington closing Westside Hwy and resultant traffic backup into Kelso, Route 411's 5:15 pm trip will only transport riders from the Longview Transit Center via I-5 to the Lexington Bridge Rd. All other service on this trip is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Service change effective April 17, 2023, includes discontinuing the NCC | North Cowlitz Connector and adding an hour of ...
04/13/2023

Service change effective April 17, 2023, includes discontinuing the NCC | North Cowlitz Connector and adding an hour of service to Route 46. Other changes include the departure times of Route 411 from the Longview Transit Center and added trips. For detailed information, visit https://rctransit.org/service-change-effective-4-17-2023/

In celebration of Earth Day, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will run fare-free on April 21st & 22nd, 2023. Lea...
04/11/2023

In celebration of Earth Day, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will run fare-free on April 21st & 22nd, 2023. Leave your car at home and take a ride on RiverCities Transit. Visit rctransit.org for schedule information.

04/05/2023

RiverCities Transit proposes moving service from NCC - North Cowlitz Connector to Route 411 - Lexington Connector. A public hearing will be held during the April 12, 2023, Cowlitz Transit Authority meeting to hear comments on the service change. Visit rctransit.org for more information.

Today is Transit Operator Appreciation Day. Thank you to all the transit operators who keep us rolling. Your service and...
03/18/2023

Today is Transit Operator Appreciation Day. Thank you to all the transit operators who keep us rolling. Your service and dedication to our community is impressive!

Rider Alert: Passengers connecting to Twin Transit, please take a look at the below Purple Route schedule change.
03/06/2023

Rider Alert: Passengers connecting to Twin Transit, please take a look at the below Purple Route schedule change.

Twin Transit offers fixed route bus routes throughout Lewis County communities and along our major corridors. City routes operate throughout the Twin Cities of Centralia and Chehalis. Our corridor …

03/01/2023

UPDATE: Route 33 is returning to normal routing.

Rider Alert: Route 33 is on a snow route. All stops on Mt Solo Rd are closed.

02/28/2023

UPDATE: Route 57 has resumed normal routing.

Rider Alert: Route 57 is on a snow route. All stops on Allen St east of Minor Rd, on Corduroy Rd, Sunrise St, N 18th Ave, and Burcham St are closed.

02/23/2023

UPDATE 9:35 | RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT are returning to normal service.

UPDATE 8:40| Route 45 and 57 are on normal routes. All other Routes are tentatively scheduled for 10 AM start.
RiverCities LIFT will notify passengers of snow routes.

UPDATE: Routes 45 and 57 will start at 8 AM. Route 57 stop on Crawford St at 5th Ave N is closed. All other Routes are tentatively scheduled for 9 AM start.
RiverCities LIFT will notify passengers of snow routes.
UPDATE: RiverCities Transit Routes 45 and 57 will start at 8 AM. Route 57 stop on Crawford St at 5th Ave N is closed. All other Routes are tentatively scheduled for 9 AM start.

RiverCities LIFT will notify passengers of snow routes

Due to road conditions, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT are starting service at 8 AM.

On Monday, February 20, 2023 RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will operate reduced service to celebrate Presiden...
02/07/2023

On Monday, February 20, 2023 RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will operate reduced service to celebrate Presidents' Day.

Starting February 8, 2023, Route 33 will continue west on Ocean Beach Hwy at 42nd Ave; to avoid construction along 46th ...
02/06/2023

Starting February 8, 2023, Route 33 will continue west on Ocean Beach Hwy at 42nd Ave; to avoid construction along 46th Ave. Route 33 will stop at Ocean Beach Hwy & 42nd Ave, and Ocean Beach Hwy & 46th Ave. Next-day on-demand service will be available to passengers on Olympia Way and the temporary stop at Windermere St & Merlin St. For more information, visit https://rctransit.org/route-33-detour-and-on-demand-service/

Please note due police activity stops in that area may be missed.
01/19/2023

Please note due police activity stops in that area may be missed.

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 16th, 2023 the Transit Center will be closed and RiverCities Transit will ...
01/11/2023

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 16th, 2023 the Transit Center will be closed and RiverCities Transit will run reduced service. No routes 30, 44, 46, or NCC.
RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will operate from 8 AM – 6 PM. Visit rctransit.org for schedule information.

12/24/2022

UPDATE: RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT are starting service on snow routes at 11AM. Service will run until 5PM.
RIDER ALERT: 12/24/22 RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT are suspending service until road conditions improve.

12/23/2022

UPDATE: No Routes NCC, 411 or 46. RIDER ALERT: 1 Hour Late, AM buses on snow routes. RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will start the day 1 hr late and on Snow Routes. All RT 57 stops on Allen St east of Minor Rd, Corduroy Rd, Sunrise St, N 18Th Ave, Burcham St, and Crawford St will be closed. All RT 33 stops on Pacific Way and Mt Solo RD will also be closed. RiverCities LIFT will notify passengers of scheduling changes. Stay tuned as RiverCities will add and remove service in response to this weather event.

Rider Alert: Friday, December 23, 2022, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will start the day on Snow Routes. Plea...
12/21/2022

Rider Alert: Friday, December 23, 2022, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will start the day on Snow Routes. Please subscribe to Flash Alert https://www.flashalert.net/signup/ for text or email notifications. Rider Alerts will also be posted on our website https://rctransit.org/ and on RouteShout.

Please see Lower Columbia CAP's post regarding tomorrow's schedule.
12/21/2022

Please see Lower Columbia CAP's post regarding tomorrow's schedule.

RiverCities Transit wishes you a holiday filled with joy and peace. Please note the RiverCities Transit holiday schedule...
12/20/2022

RiverCities Transit wishes you a holiday filled with joy and peace. Please note the RiverCities Transit holiday schedule: RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will run reduced service on Monday, December 26, 2022, and Monday, January 2, 2023. Visit https://rctransit.org/rivercities-transit-holiday-schedule/ for more information. Happy Holidays!

Santa and elf Shawnda check in with RCT drivers Jeff and Holly at the Transit Center to see who has been naughty or nice...
12/15/2022

Santa and elf Shawnda check in with RCT drivers Jeff and Holly at the Transit Center to see who has been naughty or nice.

12/02/2022

Rider Alert: Due to the Christmas Parade tomorrow, December 3, RiverCities Transit will detour local routes. Please visit https://rctransit.org/christmas-parade-detour-12-4-21/ for individual stop closure information. Enjoy the Parade!

Christmas Parade Detour 12/3/22 Posted on December 2, 2022December 2, 2022 by Tabitha Hayden Routes 32, 33, & 45 will need to detour on December 3, 2022, to avoid the Longview Christmas parade. Stops along 15th Avenue, Louisana St, and around Downtown Longview will be closed. Stop Closures for Holid...

12/01/2022

RIDER ALERT: Route 57 is on snow route.
All RT 57 stops on Allen St east of Minor Rd, Corduroy Rd, Sunrise St, N 18Th Ave, Burcham St, and Crawford St are closed.
RiverCities LIFT will notify passengers of scheduling changes.

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In honor of Labor Day, RiverCities Transit and RiverCities LIFT will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022. No bus service and the Transit Center will be closed.
Effective 08/29/2022 (approximately 2 weeks)
Due to emergency construction at Redpath St and Ross Ave.

Route 57
Kelso Drive & Redpath st Closed
Nearest stops: Temp stop on Burcham between N Kelso Ave & N. Pacific Ave or N. 2nd Ave & Division St

Kelso dr & Burcham st IB closed
Nearest stop: Temp stop on Burcham between N Kelso Ave & N. Pacific Ave.

Route 46
Redpath & 5th Ave closed
Nearest stop: Croy St & Bowmont Ave

Kelso & Burcham OB closed
Nearest stop: N Pacific Ace & Harris St

call 360.442.5663 for assistance with trip planning or visit https://rctransit.org/
Due to the Unique Tin Car Club event tomorrow, Aug 27, the following stops will be closed after 5 pm.

LCC stop on 15th Ave
15th Ave and Broadway St
15th Ave and Hemlock St
15th Ave and Fir St
Rider Alert: Route 31 stop at 32nd Ave and Douglas St moved southeast. See picture.
Visit RiverCities Transit today, 08/16, at the Cowlitz Connect Resource Fair. Find local resources that will allow you and your family to start the school year off well, ready to thrive.
Organized and sponsored by ESD 112, Longview & Kelso School Districts, EPIC and HOPE Hilander Coalitions, and local community organizations.
The North Cowlitz Connector starts today, Aug 15. This route provides express commuter service between the Longview Transit Center and the Castle Rock Visitor Center at I5 Exit 49, where it connects with Twin Transit. For more information, visit https://rctransit.org/
On August 15, 2022, RiverCities Transit will start service to Castle Rock in conjunction with Lower Columbia CAP. Both RiverCities Transit and Lower Columbia CAP will meet Twin Transit at the Castle Rock Visitor Center / Park and Ride. Celebrate with a fare-free week August 15-20. For route and schedule information, visit https://rctransit.org/.
RiverCities Transit needs your input on Route 411, the Lexington Connector. Complete the below survey now, time is running out, and your feedback is important!
RiverCities wants to hear from you. Route 411, the Lexington Connector, has been running for two months. Now we want some feedback on how to make it better. Complete the Survey by clicking the link. Thank you!
Route 32 Rider Alert: Due to Lake Sacajawea's 4th of July festivities, the bus stop on Nichols Blvd at Harding St has moved southeast towards the Nichols Blvd crosswalk.
In celebration of Independence Day, RiverCities Transit & RiverCities LIFT will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022. There will be no bus service.
Lower Columbia CAP Transportation for June 24, 2022

No Service to Lexington-Castle Rock
No 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM south to Vancouver Departures
The Longview Transit Center will be closed on Monday, June 20th, to honor Juneteenth. All buses will run on a regular Monday schedule. Visit rctransit.org for schedule information.
Pedestrian crossing safety improvements for the Civic Circle at Broadway, Louisiana Street, 17th Avenue, and Larch Street, as well as the 7th Avenue pedestrian crossing at the fairgrounds.
Longview City Council meetings will now start at 6 PM.