About Us

District General Manager

Cheryl Cheas – ccheas@umpquatransit.org

Phone: (541) 440-6500

Transit Supervisor

Shelley Gurney – sgurney@umpquatransit.org

Phone: (541) 440-6500

Program Administrator

Cindy Johnson – cjohnson@umpquatransit.org

Phone: (541) 440-6500

UPTD Board

The Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors

Consists of seven (7) members elected from and by the citizenry at large as provided by law and UPTD’s formation documents.

The Board’s responsibility is to set policies that ensure the health of the agency. The Board meets monthly on the second Monday at the District building, located at 3076 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470. Members of the public may be invited to make comments during the public forum section of the meeting. The meetings are advertised in local newspapers to announce the place and time.

UPTD Public Transportation Improvement Plan

Umpqua Public Transportation District Board Members

Kat Stone
Mark Hendershott
Jennifer Bragg
John Parker
Mike Baker
Sarah Thompson
Lonnie Rainville

UPTD Board Agendas & Minutes

Click here for our Agendas & Minutes.

Click here for our Bylaws. 

UPTD Board Public Notices

Click here for our Public Notices.

STIF/STAC

Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund/Special Transportation Advisory Committee (STIF/STAC)

Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors has formed an Advisory Committee to advise and assist the Umpqua Public Transportation District to advocate for the transportation needs of seniors and persons with disabilities; and to develop recommendations for the proposed distribution of Special Transportation Fund, and federal and state moneys by the District. The Advisory Committee will also advise and assist the Umpqua Public Transportation District on matters related to the enhancement of local and regional public transit services provided within the District using STIF moneys as set forth under OAR Chapter 732, Division 40, Division 42, and Division 44.

Board Members

PositionCommittee MemberRepresentingTerm Expires
1Cheryl CheasService Provider – Fixed Route6/30/2022
2Mark BauerService Provider6/30/2022
3William SchmidtDisabilities6/30/2022
4Dee Dee MurphyService Provider6/30/2022
5Roy SpurgeonSeniors6/30/2022
6Sarah ThompsonTribe/Low Income6/30/2022
7Jon SchlaisVeterans6/30/2022

Appointment Process

Upon expiration of terms, the District will advertise available positions. Potential members shall submit an application to the District STIF/STAC Coordinator. Members shall be appointed directly by the Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors.

Public Engagement

The Committee shall seek input from the public on all projects proposed to receive STIF funds by means of public hearings and solicitation of written comments by posting to appropriate websites and social media.

Coordinated Plan

DCTD Public Transportation Improvement Plan

STIF/STAC Agendas & Minutes

Click here for our Agendas & Minutes.

Click here for our Bylaws.

Community Support

The future of UTrans is here!

In 2017, the Oregon Legislature approved a new Oregon law (HB 2017) called Keep Oregon Moving.

This bill has generated millions of dollars in new funding for transportation programs around the state of Oregon. Programs like UTrans. The passage of HB 2017 has led to the formation of a new non-taxing Transit District in Douglas County so the funds can be more strategically managed. Approximately $1 million will be coming to the Transit District in the first year. The new program is expected to generate as much as $3 million each year in future years.

In November, Douglas County voters elected a new 7-member Transit Oversite Committee. This group of citizens will need public input to decide how these funds will be used.

Funds from this new funding source could be used by UTrans to:

  • Increase frequency
  • Increase the area UTrans serves
  • Expanded hours
  • Weekend service

We are encouraging everyone in Douglas County to let their friends and neighbors and fellow riders know about HB 2017 and the impact it will have on local transportation. Tell people why you ride UTrans, where you take the bus and how important UTrans is to your life.

Thank you for using UTrans and thank you for your support!

HB 2017 Fact Sheet

HB 2017 FAQs

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