Welcome to Gorge TransLink, an 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 services to the residents of the five county region. Use the Gorge TransLink website to find transportation options that best meet your needs. Transportation services are available to everyone - regardless of age or income.
Congratulations to MCCOG's Dan Schwanz
Dan Schwanz was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager by the Oregon Transit Association at the recent Oregon Public Transportation Conference in Eugene. Congratulations, Dan!
Itineraries to Gorge Trailheads Promotes Seasonal Week-End Skamania County Transit Service
Friends of the Gorge, through its Gorge Towns to Trails project has developed itineraries to favorite hiking destinations to make your use of Skamania County's Community Transit Week-End WET Bus into the Gorge fool-proof. For $4/day, you can ride the West End Transit (WET) bus to 9 trailheads and communities in Skamania County, Washington. Begin your trip in Portland and Vancouver taking advantage of Tri-Met and C-Tran connections. You can bring your bike, too! The bus is fitted with two bike racks. The week-end service runs through October 11, 2015. To view the itineraries, click here.
West End Transit (WET) Seasonal Week-End Schedule Announced
Skamania County Senior Services Announces its seasonal West End Transit (WET) week-end schedule. The service, which travels to trail heads and other points of interest in Skamania County from Stevenson to Carson as well as Vancouver, WA, and back, makes four runs on Saturdays and Sundays from May 2 - October 11, 2015. This is the second year of the seasonal week-end bus which is a collaborative project funded by Western Federal Lands; Washington State Department of Transportation; Tourism Funds from Stevenson, North Bonneville & Skamania County and Friends of Columbia Gorge. To view the seasonal WET week-end bus schedule, click here.
Veterans Transportation Resources:
The Human Services Council has released an updated version of its Veterans Transportation Options for SW Washington booklet to inform veterans of transportation options for travel between rural areas and the Portland and Vancouver VA Medical Center campuses. The booklet does include transportation options in Skamania & Klickitat counties as well as The Dalles - Hood River - Portland service. Click the link below to read the booklet.
The LINK was featured in the Winter 2015 issue of the Well Aware, a community publication of Mid-Columbia Medical Center. The Well Aware is delivered to residents in the Mid-Columbia region. Click here for more.
Mt. Adams Transportation connects White Salmon/Bingen and
Hood River with bus route crossing Hood River Bridge. Bike racks now available for cyclists to bring bikes on board. Click here for more.
Bus Stop Update for CAT Bus to Portland on Tues. & Thurs.
Columbia Area Transit service to Portland stops at OHSU between the Physician's Pavilion and Sam Jackson Hall Building.
Click here for bus schedule and bus stop details.
New transportation resources available for riders:
Get Going: Guide for Everyday Travel
Checklist for assessing transportation accessibility
Facts about Service Animals on Public Transportation
The Link Public Transit and Columbia Area Transit launch new scheduling/dispatch software for Dial-A-Ride Transportation.
Click here for info to schedule your next trip with CAT and The Link