RiverCities Transit

(360) 442-5663

RiverCities Transit operates both a fixed route service, and a paratransit origin-to-destination service named LIFT.

River Cities Transit

In 2012 CUBS changed its name to River Cities Transit.

History of CUBS

The history of transit in the Longview-Kelso area began over one-half century ago when three 25-passenger buses carried mill workers to and from their work locations. Many different private owners have operated systems in the intervening years, the last being a husband and wife team operating a single 12-mile route through central Longview and Kelso.

The City of Longview entered the transit business in June 1975, when the private operator suspended operations. Later that year, the City purchased the bus system and proceeded with implementation of its transit development plan.

In September 1987, citizens voted for a Public Transportation Benefit Area in the Longview-Kelso area to fund the Community Urban Bus Service (CUBS) through a one-tenth percent sales tax.

Monthly passes or punch cards may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Longview Transit Center - 1135 12th Ave, Longview
  • Longview City Hall - 1525 Broadway St., Longview
  • Kelso City Hall - 203 S. Pacific Way, Kelso
    • Passes also sold by mail or online.  Call the customer service number below to be mailed an order form or click here: Online Order Form
    • For more information please contact customer service at 360.442.5663.


Website: http://rctransit.org/
Schedule Method: Just Show Up
Service Type: Fixed Route
Service Areas: Cowlitz
Service Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Service Hours: Hours dependent on route
Accessibility: Foldable Wheelchair, Powerchair, Scooter, Walker, Wheelchair

Fixed Route 

Adult (6-64) 

  • One Way - $1
  • Daily - $2
  • Monthly - $14
  • Quarterly - $42
  • Annual - $168


  • Monthly - $7
  • Quarterly - $21
  • Annual - $84


  • One Way - $0.50
  • Daily - $1
  • Monthly - $7
  • Quarterly - $21
  • Annual - $84

*Student passes are available to those who have a student ID showing the holder is currently attending classes and earning college credit at an accredited school of higher education.

**Citizens age 65 and older, Medicare cardholders, and people with disabilities. Citizens will be required to show proof of age, Medicare Card or fill out an application for a reduced fare permit.