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99 Express adding new stops along NE Elliot Circle, Lewisburg

Heads up, 99 Express riders!

BAT will be adjusting its 99 Express service to include 2 NEW stops in the Lewisburg area. Both new stops will be located along NE Elliot Circle, serving the areas adjacent to the Knoll Terrace Community and Mountain View Elementary. These stops will replace the old stops along Highway 99W.

In order to ensure that we are able to efficiently provide service, stops and their locations are subject to change.

For more information, visit the 99 Express page, or call our dispatch at 541-766-6700.

Integration with Amtrak

Are you planning to take the train? Let Benton Area Transit take you to the station! You can now book a train ticket directly to or from Corvallis, OSU, Philomath, Toledo, or Newport. Our Coast to Valley Express service is now an extension of the national passenger rail system. Just head over to to book your ride.

Federal Mask Requirement Lifted for Public Transportation

As a result of a court order, effective immediately and as of April 18, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

In addition, effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce its mask-related Security Directives. TSA is also withdrawing its Security Directive 1582/84-21-01E, which was issued on April 15, 2022, and was scheduled to take effect today.

In connection with the federal mask requirement begin lifting, ODOT Public Transportation Division would like to add that the March 11, 2022 letter from the Oregon Health Authority on mask mandates no longer requires general indoor masking requirement but does not prohibit a governmental entity, business, or workplace from requiring that individuals wear masks. Individuals who wish to continue to wear masks to protect against COVID-19 are free to do so.

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