GOrge Pass Available July 1!

Get unlimited travel to and from Portland/Vancouver and around the Gorge on both sides of the river with the new GOrge Pass

This new innovative GOrge Pass allows for unlimited travel in Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania Counties as well as to Portland, Multnomah Falls and Troutdale for one low price in 2021.

Available starting July 1, 2021!  Purchase Here!

Gorge Translink is happy to announce the expansion of the GOrge Pass, now offering an easy and affordable way to travel to and from Portland/Vancouver and around the Columbia Gorge on both sides of the river. Four Gorge transit providers have teamed up to offer unlimited, fixed route rides to riders with a GOrge Pass:

  • Columbia Area Transit (CAT), including the Columbia Gorge Express and the Gorge-to-Mountain Express in winter
  • The Link Public Transit (The Link)
  • Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS)
  • Skamania County Transit

The GOrge Pass provides local riders, commuters, tourists, adventurers, and everyone in between with an easy, affordable way to get from here to there. Transferring from one service to the next is as simple as showing your GOrge Pass. For only $30 per adult for year-long use ($15 for youth under 17), the GOrge Pass can be downloaded onto your smartphone via downloading the Token Transit app or purchased as a physical pass that fits in your wallet.

Public Comment: Wasco County Coordinated Plan

Wasco County is updating the 2020-2024 Wasco County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.  The draft document will be available for public review from November 2-November 20, 2020.  Comments can be submitted to Kathy Fitzpatrick, MCEDD Mobility Manager at kathy@mcedd.org.  Hard copies are available at the The Dalles Transit Center (The Link) or on request by calling 541-296-2266.  Click here to access the plan:  Wasco County Coordinated Plan.

Public Comment: Sherman County Coordinated Plan

Sherman County is updating the 2020-2024 Sherman County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.  The draft document will be available for public review from October 26-November 6, 2020.  Comments can be submitted to Kathy Fitzpatrick, MCEDD Mobility Manager at kathy@mcedd.org.  Hard copies are available at the Sherman County Community Transit office or on request (email kathy@mcedd.org).  Click here to access the plan:  2020-2024_DRAFT_Sherman County Coordinated Plan.  

Columbia Area Transit has resumed most services.

Columbia Area Transit is operating the Hood River City Route, Columbia Gorge Express, Upper Valley and Dial-A-Ride Services. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 passengers must wear masks at all time when riding the bus and distance themselves from others.  Columbia Gorge Express riders must book a ride a day in advance online or by calling 541-386-4202.

Sherman County STF/STIF Committee meeting

Public Notice:
Please join Sherman County Community Transit on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 @ 3pm to discuss community transportation needs. Help us make decisions about the best ways to serve our community as we update our Coordinated Transportation Plan.

Conference Call:
1. Call your dial-in number: (515) 604-9930
2. Enter the access code: 780951

Please see attached agenda.

For additional questions please contact Kelsi Phillips at 541-565-3553 or Kathy Fitzpatrick kathy@mcedd.org.

MATS Service Suspension

Effective Monday, 3/23/20 Klickitat County Senior Services/Mt. Adams Transportation Service is suspending their fixed route transit shuttles between Goldendale/The Dalles and White Salmon/Bingen/Hood River through April 24th.

The dial-a-ride services will continue as able for essential medical trips such as dialysis.
MATS is following state and federal guidelines in order to assist in slowing the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
 
MATS will continue to be able to provide assistance through the agency phone lines for connecting people to services and supports.  Additionally they will continue to provide home delivered meals to seniors in Klickitat County as able with current staff and volunteers.
Goldendale area:
(509) 773-3060
White Salmon area:
(509) 493-4662

The Link: Schedule Changes as of 3/17

The Link: Immediate Service Changes
The Link is responding to new temporary federal and state guidelines to keep our community safe and healthy.    
Deviated fixed route:  7 am-4:30 pm, M-F.  Service is free of charge.
Dial-a-Ride:  7 am-4:30 pm, M-F, except for dialysis trips which have extended times.  Essential rides only.  No Saturday service.
For questions please call The Link at (541) 296-7595 or click here for more information.

The Link: COVID-19

The Link is still operating and working closely with health authorities to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates can be found here: (mcedd.org/link) if operations change. Meanwhile, the Link has increased cleaning of all vehicles throughout the day and are tracking best practices for transit providers to keep riders and drivers safe.

The best protection is social distancing. If your trips are non-essential, please consider limiting movement and call the Link to cancel your rides at 541-296-7595.