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Ways students can travel home for winter break

Aisling Gazzo, OMN Photographer
Students waiting at the bus stop to take the Flixbus on Dec. 1.

With the upcoming winter break, many students will be traveling far and wide to be with their families for the holidays. 

Sarah Hamilton, outreach coordinator for transportation services at Oregon State University mentioned how the beginning of fall term is typically when they see higher usage for on campus transportation services. 

“We attribute this spike to the “fresh start” at the beginning of a term,” Hamilton said.

While many students may be just a short drive away from where they call home, other students are out of state or have limited modes of transportation making it difficult to travel during the break. 

There are many other local and non-local transportation services for students to utilize as well. 

Within Corvallis:

  • Corvallis Transit System: Corvallis Transit System, or CTS, is ideal for commuting downtown or within Corvallis. 
  • Beaver Bus: The Beaver Bus operates on the OSU Corvallis campus and extends its route to the Linn Benton Community Colleges Corvallis campus. The Beaver Bus offers free shuttle services for students. It is important to note that during winter break the LBCC Corvallis route will be on hiatus from Dec. 25 to 29 and resume service on Jan. 2.
  • Groome: Groome has shuttle routes including PDX airport to and from Corvallis, Eugene airport and Eugene’s University of Oregon campus going to and from Corvallis as well. Fares from Corvallis range from $29 to $54. 

Neighboring towns:

  • Linn Benton Loop bus route: Offering fareless travel for students, the Linn Benton Loop services Corvallis and Albany offering routes between the two locations. 
  • Linn Shuttle: Students are able to travel from Albany, Lebanon, and Sweet Home free of charge with an OSU ID. 
  • Coast to Valley Express: Starting in Albany with various stops in its route to Newport, the Coast to Valley Express does four round-trips every day. 

Pacific Northwest (PNW):

  • Flixbus and Amtrak Cascades: Cities like Portland, Eugene, Seattle and more are all accessible through Flixbus or Amtrack routes. 
  • Get There: The site provides services like trip matching to find other Oregon State University students to organize carpools, vanpool options, or get transit, biking, or walking directions through the website.  

More information about transportation services can be found at https://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transit.

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