Employee of the Quarter

Steve Smith has been chosen Employee of the Quarter for January – February – March 2018.  Steve is a fixed route driver and has been with the district since August 2007. He is always polite and courteous to his passengers and to his co-workers. He is punctual, loyal and rarely misses a day of work. SETD is proud to employ a driver like Steve. You are truly appreciated!   Congratulations Steve!

Monthly Pass Rules

Starting May 1st 2018

A valid monthly pass must be presented to the driver.  RECEIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED in lieu of a monthly pass.  Please plan accordingly, and ALLOW 4-5 DAYS FOR DELIVERY of your monthly pass.

Rainier Transit Center/Stop



Starting Wednesday, April 11th 2018 the Rainer Transit Center and Stop will be under construction, until further notice the stop will be re-directed to:


Rainier Senior Center  

44 W. 7th Street, Rainier OR 97048


We thank you for your patients in advance

Columbia County Rider

**TIME CHANGE*ENDING AT 11:55**ROUTE CHANGE**Electric Bus Demo March 5th

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) is extending an invitation to a public demonstration of what an electric powered bus is all about on Monday March 5th. “Technology is rapidly evolving with electric buses and SETD wants to make sure that we continue to look into and evaluate if electric propulsion will work for us going forward” said Executive Director Jeff Hazen. The District will be testing one of the energy efficient electric buses March 5th on their Route 101 and wants the public to be involved as much as possible. The public is invited to ride the electric bus for free from 8:00 AM until 11:50 AM.  Complete Coach Works will be providing the electric bus used in this demonstration. For more information contact Mary Parker at or call 503-861-5370.

Board of Commissioners – February 21st Meeting Time Change to 10:00 AM



Due to the prediction of possible snow and ice in the area tonight and for safer travels in the morning, Chair Kathy Kleczek has requested that the Sunset Empire Transportation Board of Commissioners Meeting that was scheduled to be held tomorrow, February 22nd at 9:00 AM be delayed an hour and start at 10:00 AM.

Thank you


Sunset Empire Transportation District operates its programs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, ORS Chapter 659A or other applicable law. Alternative formats of this information is available upon request. Please contact Mary Parker at 503-861-5370 or