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July 5, 2022
Bring a friend for free

Now the GOrgePass includes a "plus one'! Pass holders can bring along a friend to ride all four gorge transits for free until the end of 2022! Don't have a pass yet? You can purchase one online at gorgepass.com

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June 2, 2022
Be informed: receive texts about bus service changes!

Sign Up for Transit Text Alerts You can now sign up to receive text alerts to your phone about service notifications from The Link Public Transit, Columbia Area Transit, Mt. Adams Transportation, and Skamania County Transit. You can sign up for one, two or all of the providers to be notified about holiday closures, weather-induced service changes, or…

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June 2, 2022
Take The Link to The Dalles Farmers Market!

Take The Link Public Transit to The Dalles Farmers Market! A new shuttle to the Farmers Market and the Pool is coming soon, but this Saturday you can just call and reserve a ride: (541) 296-7595.

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May 30, 2022
Where's My Bus?

Check out the new bus tracker that Mt. Adams Transportation Service is using!   Click on one of their routes and click the blue button:  Track my Bus.

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April 20, 2022
Schedule Change for Goldendale to The Dalles Route 5/2/22

Starting May 2nd, The Goldendale to The Dalles route will have an updated schedule.  There will now be 4 trips to The Dalles M-F. Trip cost is $1.00 or buy a yearly pass and ride on 4 different bus systems in the Gorge for only $40.00. There will be 3 Goldendale City routes that are…

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March 28, 2022
Review The Link's 20 year plan

What do you think about The Link's plan to provide services for the next 20 years?  Provide comments here: Transit Plan Open House

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March 10, 2022
Facemasks

Statement regarding face mask use on public transportation Thursday, March 10, 2022   At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th. During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when,…

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January 9, 2022
GOrge to Mountain Express: Jan 8 launch!

Columbia Area Transit's Gorge to Mountain Express has launched!  Find the schedule HERE.

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January 9, 2022
Now is the time to get your 2022 GOrge Pass!

Purchase your GOrge Pass and have it sent instantly to your phone by clicking HERE.  Or purchase a printed pass at the offices of The Link, CAT, Skamania County Transit, and Mt Adams Transportation Services.  Questions?  Call 833-3GO-PASS (833-346-7277) or email us at info@gorgepass.com. Adults: $40    Kids (17 and under): $20  For unlimited rides…

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October 27, 2021
2022 GOrge Pass available soon!

The 2022 GOrge Pass will soon be available for purchase.  Check back here or at GOrgepass.com after November 1 for more information!

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April 1, 2021
Rides to Vaccine Appointments!

Call the transit agency in your county to schedule your ride to your vaccine appointment or to ask how to ride the fixed route service!

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November 2, 2020
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…

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October 22, 2020
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). …

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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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