Welcome to Gorge TransLink, an alliance of rural providers offering public transportation services throughout the Mid-Columbia River Gorge area and to more distant destinations, such as the metropolitan cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The Gorge TransLink alliance members are committed to providing efficient, reliable and accessible transportation services to the residents of the five county region.
Hood River Transit Master Plan
Help us plan transit in Hood River that works better for you! The Hood River County Transportation District is preparing a transit master plan to enhance the area’s public bus service in the near term and look ahead to the next 20 years. The transit district is looking for ideas on existing bus routes, ideas for new routes and other ways public transit can benefit our community. Click one of the following links to take a survey (closes October 31, 2016) and share your ideas for public transit improvements. English En Español
Sherman County Coordinated Transportation Plan 2016-2019 Update Adopted
Sherman County Court adopted the Sherman County Coordinated Transportation Plan on October 5, 2016. Click here for a copy of the report.
Hood River County Coordinated Transportation Plan 2016-2019 Update Adopted
Hood River County Transportation District adopted the Hood River County Coordinated Transportation Plan on October 12, 2016. A copy of the report will be posted soon.
The Dalles Transit Center Ribbon Cutting
It’s official! The Dalles Transit Center was dedicated at a ribbon cutting on July 7, 2016. Among the dignitaries are (L to R): Lisa Farquharson (TDACC), Joni Bramlett (ODOT Region 4) Bob Bryant (ODOT Region 4), Bob Francis (MCCOG), Dan Schwanz (formerly MCCOG, now with GOHBI), Rich Eberle (MCCOG), Steve Lawrence (Mayor, City of The Dalles), Rod Runyon (Chair, Wasco County Commission), Brent Olson (MCCOG) and Camille Terry (TDACC). Photo courtesy of ODOT.
The new The Dalles Transit Center opens!
Joni Bramlett (above), ODOT Region 4 Regional Transportation Coordinator celebrates the opening of The Dalles Transit Center.. The federally funded Transit Center is located at 802 Chenowith Loop Road, behind the Home Depot store. The Link dial-a-ride transportation service is now operating out of the Transit Center. Greyhound bus now picks up and drops off passengers there [Note: Greyhound will no longer stop at the downtown Federal St. building.] As is the current practice, there will be no Greyhound ticket sales at the Transit Center so riders are encouraged to buty their tickets online. For more information, call The LINK at 541-296-7595.
Columbia Gorge Express bus service
The Columbia Gorge Express bus service began in May 2016, with round-trip service linking the Gateway Transit Center with Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls. The service operated Friday - Sunday through September 25, 2016 offering the public a new transportation option designed to help relieve congestion at Multnomah Falls, one of the most popular attractions in Oregon. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaGorgeExpress.com. Also check the site for updates regarding 2017 services.
2016 Seasonal West End Transit (WET) Bus Service
In addition to its Monday - Friday transit service, Skamania County's West End Transit (WET) offered seasonal bus service on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer. For the WET bus week-end schedule and fares, click here. Photo courtesy of Skamania County Chamber of Commerce.
I-84 Construction Throughout 2016 Will Impact Regional Travel
Lots of construction on 1-84 is scheduled between The Dalles and Troutdale this year as no less than 7 construction projects will be occurring simultaneously. Expect delays along I-84 beginning in February and running through October, except for one project that is scheduled to be completed in May 2017. To plan your travel, visit TripCheck.com, ODOT's user-friendly, up-to-the-minute travel information. To keep abreast of the I-84 construction projects' progress, visit I84Construction.org. A handy, one-page overview of the construction projects and their timelines may be found here.