In The Beginning....
Transit services began fare-free services for citizens and visitors of Logan on April 27, 1992. Services are funded by a local sales tax and through Federal Transit Administration Urbanized Area Formula Program grants.
The Logan Transit District started out with seven 26 foot buses and 6 routes. Service was provided 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and limited services on Saturday. The 20,000 students, staff and faculty at Utah State University generated strong ridership support, as did a high number of school-age children. The strong demand for service, which neared a million passengers in 1996, called for an increase in service.
In July of 1996 weekday bus service was extended until 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday service was provided every 30 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Two more routes were also added including a "tripper" route for the high school and middle school during peak times.
LTD was proud to announce in June of 1997 that it surpassed one million passenger trips in a single year. A celebration was held and the one millionth rider was awarded prizes. In the years of 1996-1997 eleven new 32-foot ElDorado Transmark buses were purchased.
On April 19,1998 the bus garage facility opened its doors. It houses the Administration, Operations and the Maintenance functions all under one roof. It also provides storage of transit vehicles in a fenced and secured site.
On November 7, 2000 Cache Valley voters elected to establish the Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD). As part of this public referendum, voters ratified a special services district that includes the cities of Richmond, Smithfield, Hyde Park, North Logan, River Heights, Providence, Millville, Nibley, and Hyrum. In addition, sales tax was established to fund the CVTD.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Transit Center took place at the selected site 150 East 500 North in Logan on Wednesday, March 14, 2001. On August 24, 2001 the community celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Transit Center. On this same day the first CVTD buses were boarded and began service.
From 2000 to 2007, the two Districts, LTD and CVTD, operated independently serving Logan City and the Cache Valley respectively. On Feburary 23, 2007, LTD was annexed into the CVTD. The CVTD is governed by a 20 member board of trustees appointed by the city councils.
Since its roots as the Logan Transit District and then later as the Cache Valley Transit District, yearly passenger trips increased, growing from 450,000 in 1992 to 1,000,000 in 1997 to a major milestone of 2 million in 2011. The bus fleet expanded to 35 made up of 26 fixed route and 9 paratransit coaches. Annual rrevenue service miles operated are just over 900,000. In May, 2012, CVTD expanded paratransit service called "Call-A-Ride" Significantly enchancing service opportunities for the special needs community.
Board Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N 600 W Room 840, Logan. Board meetings are open to the public.
Board of Trustees members are selected without regard to partisan political affiliation from among citizens in the community. The County City Council from each of county or city incorporated in the district appoints members to the board from their city in accordance with the service miles.
The Board of Trustees is composed of members representing cities that have formally adopted into the Cache Valley Transit District. Board of Trustees members will represent the following Cities/Governments:
- Hyde Park
- North Logan
- River Heights
- Unincorporated Cache County