UTRANS looking at Roseburg-Reedsport bus route

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Roseburg residents could soon have a new way to get to the coast.

UTRANS officials are looking into the possibility of a bus route from Roseburg to Reedsport.

That route is contingent upon the establishment of a UTRANS district.

Even if the district is established, there are some who think the route would not be well used. Cheryl Cheas, the medical transportation supervisor for UTRANS, says some would rather see a route that stays on the coast. "The Reedsport City Council seemed to think that it would be a better option to look at service to Florence or Coos Bay," she said.

Cheas says that they will continue to do some public outreach to see if there is a demand for the route.

Officials say they're planning on putting the transit district to a vote in the November election.