Public Transportation

Public Transportation in Sitka

Public transportation in Sitka is unique. The nonprofit Center for Community oversees the program, with help from two main partners — Sitka Tribe of Alaska operates the RIDE (the blue fixed-route scheduled service) and Southeast Senior Services operates the Care-A-Van (the white paratransit buses for seniors and those needing assistance). The City and Borough of Sitka has made small contributions to the operation of public transit in Sitka, providing a $25,000 contribution to the RIDE in the 2015-16 budget and supplying fuel and maintenance for Care-A-Van buses over the years. More details about each service are listed below. Also, please check out our new standalone transit website at http://ridesitka.com/.

CARE-A-VAN

Door to Door Services
Our partner, Southeast Senior Services, operates the Care-A-Van with ride services for seniors (age 60+) and for persons of any age with a disability that keeps them from driving or using The RIDE bus routes.

Rides are available M-F, 6:30am to 9pm.  Call 747-8617.
Weekend rides by appointment made by 4pm Friday.
Seniors age 60+, asked to make a donation.
Riders under age 60, $2.00 for one-way ride.

Call 747-8617 to request or reserve a ride on Care-A-Van.

CareAVan-final


the RIDE

Bus Route Services
Our partner, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, operates the “blue buses” called the RIDE.
The RIDE operates 6:30am to 7:30pm, Monday through Friday.

the RIDE runs three routes:

Click here for printable schedule and map (PDF file) 

Click here for a mobile-friendly interactive schedule and map

theridelines2xRed route out along Halibut Point Road – 1 hour loop
Blue route out along Sawmill Creek Road – 1 hour loop
Green Route through town and over the bridge – 1/2 hour loop
$2.00 per one way ride for adults. $1.00 for seniors or persons with disabilities.

Call 747-7103 for the RIDE information.
Monthly passes and punchcards can be purchased at Old Harbor Books, Sea Mart, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska main office (456 Katlian Street, upstairs).

Photo of RIDE buses 10th Anniversary

 

Check out Sitka public transit in action with these videos

In 2014, the nonprofit, Artchange, Inc., coordinated by Sitka filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, made three videos about using the RIDE public transit and the Care-A-Van paratransit in Sitka. In 2016, Artchange, Inc. made some more videos highlighting the RIDE. The 2014 videos are posted below, with the new 2016 videos posted below the older videos.
Care-A-Van

Why Ride? take 1

Why Ride? take 2


The RIDE VIDEOS 2016

the RIDE — Thanks for the Song

The RIDE: Thanks for the Song!

Celebrate public transportation! Part of a series of creative shorts produced by Artchange for the RIDE. Learn more about public transportation in Sitka, AK at the https://ridesitka.com/

Kids on the RIDE

Kids on the RIDE

It’s an adventure. Part of a series of creative shorts produced by Artchange for the RIDE. Thanks to: The Peak Program at the SEER School Learn more about the RIDE at: https://ridesitka.com/

Cellos on the RIDE

Cellos on the RIDE

Cellos, an owl and a bus in celebration of public transportation. Part of a series of creative shorts produced by Artchange for the RIDE. Thanks to: Sitka International Cello Seminar Sitka Summer Music Festival The Raptor Center Learn more in Sitka at the https://ridesitka.com/

the RIDE — It’s a Community

The RIDE – It’s a Community

Celebrate public transportation! Part of a series of creative shorts produced by Artchange for the RIDE. Learn more about public transportation in Sitka, AK at the ridesitka.com/

Dakar to Sitka — the RIDE

Dakar to Sitka – the RIDE

Celebrate public transportation! Check out what an Artchange summer intern from Senegal learned about Sitka, AK by taking the bus! Part of a series of creative shorts. Learn more about public transportation in Sitka, AK at the ridesitka.com/

 

Your Rights Under Title VI

To be Free of Discrimination in
Public Transit Services

Sitka’s Coordinated Public Transit system is operated by Center for Community, Inc., Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Catholic Community Services, Inc. These agencies all operate their public transit programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with our agency.

Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with this agency within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For information on our nondiscrimination obligations or how to file a complaint, please contact Center for Community by any of the methods listed below.

Agency Name and Address: Center for Community, Inc.
700 Katlian St, Suite B, Sitka, Alaska  99835

Phone: 907-747-6960 ask for the transit manager or executive director

Fax 907-747-4868

Email: transit@cfc.org

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