Take the train for going to work
There are several benefits to commuting using the Amtrak Cascades/POINT
In addition, state employees can pay for commuting costs with the pre-tax commuter account, where you have a certain amount deducted from your paycheck before taxes, then submit the receipts for reimbursement. It's pre-tax, so you save on taxes! And, you can sign up for the commuter account anytime during the year.
- Relax – and avoid the congestion!
- No worries about parking. The Salem Amtrak Station is about 1/2 mile from the Capitol Building.
- Save when you buy a multi-ride pass. There are monthly multi-ride
discount passes and 10-rides-in-45-days discount passes.
See the savings, experience the
Two types of multi-ride discount passes are available: the 10-ride pass
and the monthly pass. A 'ride' is any one-way direction, so roundtrip would count as two of the ten rides. See AmtrakCascades.com for the latest.
Using the train and
the bus together
The Amtrak Cascades and Cascades POINT bus work together to create
convenient options for traveling to and from work and meetings. Just to give
you an idea, here are some examples:
Portland to Salem: Take
the 6 a.m. train from Portland to Salem; be at work by 7:15 a.m., and then
return to Portland on the 4:15 p.m. bus.
Eugene, Albany or
Salem to Portland: Got a full day meeting in Portland? Take the 5:30 a.m.
train from Eugene (6:42 from Salem) and return on the train that leaves
Portland at 6:05 p.m.
Shorter trips: Take
the 10:40 a.m. bus from Portland for an afternoon meeting in Eugene, and return
to Portland on the train that leaves Eugene at 4 p.m.
With Amtrak Cascades and the Cascades POINT bus
working together, the options are nearly limitless! And you can let someone
else do the driving. What's more, when you take the train, you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a snack from the Bistro while
you use the Wi-Fi and relax in roomy, comfortable seats. Check out our current
schedule for times.
You can see all the schedules for the train at www.amtrakcascades.com/schedules.htm
You can see all the schedules for the bus at oregon-point.com/cascades_point_schedules
We’re always cooking up deals. Now through May 31, 2016, get
off your Amtrak Cascades travel within Oregon (certain restrictions apply).
There’s always something happening on the train!
Get the details at AmtrakCascades.com.