Cascades East Transit has begun offering free curb-to-curb accessible shopping trips from Sisters to Bend and back every Thursday.

To schedule a pick up in Sisters, call 541-385-8680 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a Thursday shopping trip. Choose 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. Share your name and home/destination addresses. Reservations can also be made online at www.CascadesEastTransit.com/sisters.

The shuttle will pick up passengers at their starting location in Sisters between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. before making stops at the Cascade Village Mall (CVM) area, the Walmart area, and Costco shopping areas in Bend.

The approximate drop-off times in Bend are CVM area 9:45 a.m., Walmart area 10 a.m., and Costco area 10:15 a.m. Pick-up times for returning to Sisters are CVM area 11:15 a.m., Walmart area 11:30 a.m., and Costco area 11:45 a.m. The shuttle will be back in Sisters at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Riders will be required to wear a mask or bandana covering their nose and mouth at all times on the bus and maintain three feet of distance between riders and stay six feet away from the driver. Passengers are asked to sit in assigned seats and respect maximum occupancy limits on each bus. Please ensure the number of bags brought on board is reasonable. The bus will have a special area for stowing packages.

The shopper shuttle is the result of Age Friendly Sisters negotiating with CET.