Bus service gets new operator

TAC Transportation Inc. of Bend, which operates the High Desert Point bus service from Chemult to Redmond, started daily bus service between Bend and Eugene on June 1 as part of its Eastern Point, east-west, route, which includes stops in Brothers, Burns, Ontario and locations in between.

TAC bought the route and two buses from Porter Stage Lines of Coos Bay, TAC co-owner Jason Higham said. Tickets for the Bend-Eugene route cost $31 one way or $60 round trip, according to the fare schedule. A trip from Sisters to Eugene costs $29 one way or $56 round trip. For more information, visit www .highdesert-point.com . Bend Research adds partner

The pharmaceutical-technology developer Bend Research Inc. will work with a New Jersey company to quickly manufacture oral controlled-release drugs on a large scale, according to a news release. The partnering company, Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc., is based in Somerset, N.J., and employs more than 9,000 people worldwide.

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