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July 2, 2020
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.

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June 5, 2020
CAT and The Link re-open services!

The Link Public Transit in The Dalles will resume its normal schedule on Monday.  CAT is resuming some routes on a reservation system basis. Call The Link at 541-296-7595 for questions. Call CAT at 541-386-4202 for questions or go to CAT.

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May 28, 2020
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…

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March 22, 2020
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…

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March 18, 2020
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.…

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March 16, 2020
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…

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February 21, 2020
CAT GOrge Pass

Find out more about CAT's new GOrge Pass!  Go to:  ridecatbus.org

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January 20, 2020
Take the Survey: Wasco County Coordinated Transportation Plan

Are you a Wasco County resident?  Take this Transportation Survey! Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) is updating Wasco County’s Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, which is focused on the transportation needs of seniors, low income individuals, individuals with disabilities and Limited English Proficiency individuals. Your responses will help us learn what is important to you…

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November 2, 2019
Portland Service Expands!

CAT will be offering even more trips to Portland and back starting Monday, November 4.  Check out the schedule here:  https://www.ridecatbus.org/columbia-gorge-express/

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October 24, 2019
The Link's South County Shuttle

The Link Public Transit in Wasco County just launched a South County shuttle that will run every Tuesday to pick up South County residents for shopping and appointment stops in The Dalles.  Pick ups are in Maupin (8:30 am), Tygh Valley (9:00 am), and Dufur (9:45 am), with the bus arriving in The Dalles at…

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October 2, 2019
Get There: Join the Challenge!

Live or work in Oregon?  Win prizes October 7-21 by walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling.  Log your trips to win:  GetThereOregon.org.  Lots of great prizes just for Gorge residents!  It's easy as 1-2-3.  Sign up or log in:  GetThereOregon.org Log all of your trips from Oct 7-21 Win great prizes!

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August 14, 2019
Public Transit Open House in The Dalles

Join the Gorge TransLink Alliance for an informational evening Thursday, August 29 from 5-6:30 pm at the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles, Bldg. 2, Lecture Hall.  Bring your questions about how to get around The Dalles by bus.  See you there!

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May 29, 2019
Gorge Translink Launches New Website

Gorge Translink has launched a new website to feature our 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…

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April 29, 2019
The Link Launches Regular City Bus Service

The Link will launch a regular city bus service route for The Dalles on April 29, 2019! See the Link Schedule and more information. The bus deviates, which means that if you can't get to the bus stop, the bus can deviate off the route to pick you up. Call for more info! 541-296-7595.

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