Skamania County Transportation Programs

Skamania County Public Transportation provides two transportation programs:
DIAL-A-RIDE and TRANSIT, both operated by Skamania County Senior Services.

TRANSIT

  • Skamania County Public Transit BusA transit bus operates Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Bus travels between Carson, WA and the Fisher's Landing Transit Center in Vancouver, WA (intersection of SE 164th Ave and SE Cascade Park Drive, just north of SR 14).

  • Transit bus service is open to the general public. No restriction on age or trip purpose.

  • With 24 hours notice, the transit bus will deviate up to 3/4 miles off Wind River Highway and SR 14 to accommodate persons with disabilities.
    To request deviation, call (509) 427-3990.

  • The early morning and evening runs operate Monday - Friday. The mid-day run operates on Friday only.

    CLICK HERE FOR TRANSIT FARES, SCHEDULES AND MORE INFORMATION

2019 SEASONAL WEEKEND DOG MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE

CLICK HERE for the 2019 schedule for the weekend Dog Mountain shuttle service from Stevenson to the popular Dog Mountain Trailhead during its spring bloom season. $1 each way, cash only & exact change, dog friendly!

The US Forest Service requires hikers to obtain permits to use the Dog Mountain TraIl System on weekends from April 20 to June 16, 2019. A permit is included free to each individual riding the Dog Mountain shuttle service.

DIAL-A-RIDE

  • The Dial-a-Ride program is targeted to persons with disabilities or those who do not have resources to travel to essential appointments.

  • Dial-A-Ride service provides transportation for Skamania County residents of all ages to medical and social services appointments, as well as essential services Monday through Friday. Transportation to the Skamania County Senior Services meal site is available in a limited area on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.

  • There are three programs under the Dial-a-Ride umbrella:

    MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION
    : Persons with Medical Coupons through the State of Washington can access this program. Medicaid pays the cost of the trip. Please call 1-800-752-9422 to make Medicaid trip appointments.

    SENIOR TRANSPORTATION
    :
    Persons age 60 and over can make transportation reservations by calling
    509-427-3990. No fares are charged, but donations are gladly accepted.

    GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    :
    Persons under age 60 can make reservations for transportation by calling
    509-427-3990. Fares must be paid to ride. Fare assistance may be available for low-income persons under age 60.

  • Rides must be scheduled in advance for all dial-a-ride services, preferably at least two days in advance.

  • The Dial-a-Ride program provides services using a variety of vehicles including ADA accessible buses and mini-vans and volunteer drivers using their own vehicles. Several destinations and passengers may be combined into a single trip.

  • Priority for scheduling trips will be given to passengers needing rides to medical and social services appointments. Shopping and financial trips will be arranged on a space-available basis.

  • Dial-a-ride service is provided within Skamania County and travels to White Salmon, The Dalles, Hood River, and the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

SKAMANIA COUNTY DIAL-A-RIDE FARES (One Way)
Age of Passenger
Zone 1: Trip Within Skamania County
Zone 2: Trip Outside Skamania County
  Under 12 (Accompanied by an adult)
Free
Free
  12 - 17 years
$1.00
$2.00
  18 to 59 years
$2.00
$4.00
  60 years and older
Donations accepted
Donations Accepted
  Medicaid Authorized Trips (any age)
Funded by Medicaid
Funded by Medicaid


Fare assistance
for dial-a-ride services may be available for low-income persons up to age 59. Contact Senior Services for information and application. Please call 509-427-3990.

Facts

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TRANSIT
Operates Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)

Carson to
Fisher’s Landing TC
(East Vancouver)
Fare: $0.50 to $2.00 (one way)

Ride transit for any purpose, including employment, job training, school, errands, recreation, medical appointments, commuting to metro areas, and visiting family and friends

DIAL-A-RIDE
Operates Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)
Requires reservation
Fare: $1.00 to $4.00 (one way)

Uses:
Medical appointments, mental health appointments, social services appointments, essential shopping, pharmacies, congregate meal site, scheduled recreation activities

Link to Skamania County website