The LINK in Wasco County

Blue Route Schedule/Map Click Here

Red Route Schedule/Map Click Here

The Dalles_to Hood River Schedule/Map Click Here

You can purchase the $40 unlimited-ride annual 2022 GOrge Pass for fixed routes on CAT, The Link, MATS, & Skamania!

Purchase your GOrge Pass here!

Contact The LINK Public Transit
Phone
 (541) 296-7595 or Click here to go to The Link’s website

Office hours:
Monday – Friday=  6 am to 6 pm
Saturday= 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday= Closed

Closed these holidays:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving’s Thursday and Friday, Christmas Day.

FARE:
Rides on the regular bus route are $1.50 each.
Dial A Ride Trips are $1.50 each way.
Buy an annual GOrge Pass for $40! Click here to find out more.
Kids 10 years old and under ride for free when riding with an adult.

6-12 year-olds can ride alone with an Authorization and Waiver completed (contact The Link).

The Link provides public transportation services in Wasco County. The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District began operating the LINK in 2018.

Services Provided

  • Deviated Fixed Route: The Deviated Fixed Routes provide access to key destinations in The Dalles on Monday through Friday,  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  FARE:  Rides on the regular bus route are $1.50 each.
  • Dial-a-Ride: The dial-a-ride, door-to-door public transportation operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Trips are $1.50 each way, scheduled in advance and may include other passengers going to different destinations. We pick up riders in the communities of The Dalles, Dufur, Mosier, Celilo and points between in unincorporated Wasco County.
  • The Dalles and Hood River Shopping Bus:  The shopping bus offers door-to-door service to grocery stores and shopping centers in The Dalles on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $3.00 for unlimited stops with no shopping bag limit. Our drivers will help load and unload your bags (bags must be under 25 pounds). On the 1st Friday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month, the shopping bus visits Hood River. Call 541-296-7595 to schedule your ride.
  • South County Shuttle: The LINK has a shuttle every Tuesday that picks up riders in Maupin, Tygh Valley and Dufur for a few hours of shopping and appointments in The Dalles. This service is $5.00 round trip for pickups in Maupin and Tygh Valley and $3.00 round trip for pickups in Dufur. View details about the South County Shuttle here.
  • Free Rides to and from Covid-19 Vaccination Appointments: Need your Covid-19 vaccine? The Link offers free round-trip rides to vaccination sites in The Dalles. Just let your driver know when you board. Hop on our two routes in The Dalles or call 541-296-7595 for dial-a-ride service.
  • Students Ride for Free: All high school students in The Dalles can ride for free, whether it is for school or entertainment.  To schedule give us a call or meet our drivers at our fixed route locations! You must present your Student ID.  K-8 Students also ride for free with a paying adult (Only applicable for school services).
  • Celilo-Lone Pine Service: Dial-a-Ride is available! Book by calling 541-296-7595. $3 for roundtrip service.
  • Wear a face mask. All riders and drivers are required to wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose on the bus. Scarfs, bandannas, and fabric masks are all okay. An individual under the age of 2 years old is not required to wear a face mask.

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