Amtrak Connector services temporarily suspended

amtrak train on a track with green trees in the background
Friday, August 2, 2019

The Corvallis to Amtrak Connector service will be temporarily suspended. The last day of service will be Monday, August 19th.

The Corvallis to Amtrak Connector service began operations on August 3, 2017 as a pilot program funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Unfortunately, ODOT did not have additional funds for the program beyond late fall 2018. Benton County cannot continue to absorb operating costs for the services.

However, the County has plans to use a new funding source to expand the existing Coast to Valley service from its current two runs per day to eight runs per day between Corvallis and Albany, seven day a week.  The new funding source, made possible through the Oregon Legislature’s 2017 comprehensive transportation bill, will become available in October 2019. The County is working with ODOT and regional partners on a route design and schedule for a reconfigured Coast to Valley service. In the meantime, rides between Corvallis and Albany are still available twice daily on the Coast to Valley Express ( and five times per day on the Linn Benton Loop ( The weekday schedule on the Linn Benton Loop is different than the weekend schedule; please check the website at:

If you have purchased Corvallis to Amtrak Connector tickets in advance and would like a refund, please email

If you have any questions concerning the temporary suspension of services or the timing and design for the future service, please contact Lisa Scherf at 541-754-1759. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your patience while we complete the restructuring.