There Are Many Ways To Get To Timberline
Whether you’re driving yourself, looking for somebody to carpool with, or looking for a shuttle, transportation information is available.
If your looking for transportation in and around Sandy, please check out the schedules below.
- SAM Transportation
- SAM Saturday Transportation
- SAM Estacada Transportation
- Star Information
- Mountain Express Line
All About SAM and STAR
Sandy’s transit department offers several types of transportation options. The services are designed to accommodate varying levels of accessibility in an integrated system.
Every effort is made to make the fixed route services accessible and user friendly beginning with sensitivity training for professional dispatch and driving staff, to working through other city departments such as planning and public works to include curb cuts and Braille strips at all intersections along the fixed route, to the purchase of low-floor vehicles, and transit training excursions that combine adventure with learning to use the region’s transit system.
The fixed route is supported with a demand-response service for door-to-door trips as needed to get to local services and act as a feeder service to the fixed route. A higher need of assistance requiring through door-to-door service outside of the service area is also available.
SAM is Free
Schedules are available at the Sandy Community Center; Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce; Sandy and Estacada Libraries and City Halls; and online at www.ci.sandy.or.us/transit.
SAM and STAR buses are wheelchair accessible and the drivers are trained to assist customers if necessary.
Bikes on Buses
SAM and STAR buses are equipped with bike racks. Bus drivers are knowledgeable about the use of the bike rack. Bikes are subject to space availability.
Lost and Found
All items found on vehicles will be donated to charity if not claimed within 30 days. Call 503.668.3466 regarding item.
Safety of customers is our number one concern. During severe weather, service may be suspended or rerouted. Please call; 503.668.3466 for an update.
Children under Eight
Children under 5 years of age must have an adult over 16 years old with them for their entire trip. Children 5 through 7 years old may ride the bus alone if there is an adult at the place of departure and arrival. One adult may supervise a group of up to three children. To make arrangements for your child to ride when no adult supervision is available, please contact the transit manager at 503-669-5569.