Wasco County Transit

The Transportation Network offers The LINK Dial-A-Ride, door-to-door transportation services in Wasco County, Oregon. Dial-A-Ride trips are scheduled in advance, and may include other passengers riding on the bus going to different destinations. The LINK operates lift-equipped buses to serve customers who require the use of a wheelchair, or have difficulty negotiating steps.

Transportation Network (The Link)
Schedule/Route Info..........(541) 296-7595

Fare: $1.50 each way. Please have exact fare or tickets ready as drivers cannot make change. Tickets and ticket books can be purchased at the The Link Public Transit office at 802 Chenowith Loop Road, The Dalles, Oregon, or by calling (541) 296-7595.

Service Hours: The Transportation Network (The Link) operates Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For Dial-a-Ride service, please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your trip reservation with The Link.

Regional Connections
The service connects to Greyhound for trips to Hood River, Portland and points east of The Dalles. It connects to Columbia Area Transit for service between Hood River and The Dalles.

Click here for the Hood River - The Dalles intercity weekday bus route
Click here for the Portland bus route available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Please note: the fixed route service is first-come, first-served, there are no reservations and the bus will leave without you if you are not at the designated stops on time. Designated stop times are when the bus leaves the stop. If you have arrived AFTER the designated stop time you may have missed the bus. Be aware that if you have arrived at the stop BEFORE the designated stop time and you do not see a bus, traffic may have delayed the bus.


Who can ride the LINK?
The LINK is public transportation.  Anyone is eligible to use the LINK’s services.

When can I use the LINK?
The LINK is generally available Monday through Friday. Please call the (541)296-7595 for specific times and holiday closures.

Where can I go on the LINK?
The majority of the service we provide is in the general vicinity of The Dalles. However, we can serve other locations in Wasco County. If you live in Mosier and want to go to The Dalles, call us. If you want to go to Hood River, call CAT at 541-386-4202. If you have a question about what service the LINK can provide, please call the office at 541-296-7595.

The LINK office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, closed most holidays.
To schedule a ride, call (541) 296-7595. Call ahead to request a seat as early as possible. Every effort is made to fulfill all requests for rides, however due to the high volume of rides at certain times of the day, this not always possible. Rides may be scheduled one (1) to thirty (30) days in advance.

Cancellations need to be made as soon as you know you do not need your ride. You can call the office any time and leave a message for our scheduling staff. If you fail to cancel a ride before the scheduled pick-up time, you will be considered a No Show. If you incur three “No Shows” within a 30-day period, you may be suspended from using our service.

Be Ready
Be ready 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time.

Escort/Personal Care Attendant
If you are traveling with an Escort/Personal Care Attendant, one personal care attendant travels at no additional charge. Additional attendants or escorts ride at the regular fare for the trip.

Policies and Guidelines

  • Oxygen Tanks can be transported, however we must be able to secure them safely in the vehicle.
  • Shopping – Only two (2) bags (or the equivalent) allowed.
  • Children – Contact the office for information regarding services for children.
  • Smoking – No smoking is allowed on or near the vehicles.
  • Lost Items – Drivers make regular inspections, and return all lost items to the office. After 30 days, unclaimed items are then disposed or donated.

Prohibited Conduct

  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Violent Behavior
  • Illegal Conduct Riders who refuse to follow rules or continue to break rules will be excluded from the service.

Rider Etiquette / Basic Rules

  • Seatbelt use is required.
  • Child restraint systems appropriate to age/weight/seatbelt system are required.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • Shoes and appropriate clothing are required.
  • Service animals are welcomed as long as the service animal is under your control at all times.
  • Please stay seated until the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
  • Do not engage in prohibited or illegal actions.
  • Do not distract or otherwise interfere with the driver.
  • You may not transport flammable, caustic, or poisonous materials.
  • Playing a radio, CD player, or tape player is permitted only with the use of earphones and only if inaudible to other passengers.
  • You may not circulate petitions or attempt to collect signatures.


The Link offers a regular trip to grocery stores and shopping centers in The Dalles.
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fare: $3.00 for unlimited stops
No shopping bag limit.
The Link's bus drivers are courteous and will help load
and unload your bags.
(Bags must be under 25 pounds)

Please call (541) 296-7595 to reserve your spot.

Schedule for Shopping Bus on Mondays and Wednesdays:

10:30 AM, 11:20 AM, 12:45 PM
10:35 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:55 PM
Grocery Outlet (Cascade Square)
10:45 AM, 11:40 AM, 1:05 PM
St. Vincent Thrift Store
10:50 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:15 PM
Downtown (Transportation Center)
11:00 AM, 11:55 AM, 1:25 PM
11:10 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:35 PM
Fred Meyer
11:15 AM, 12:10 PM, 1:40 PM


Transportation Service Area
Click here to download the Wasco County Transportation Service Area map (PDF)


Wasco Transportation Bus



$1.50 one way

Use The Link Transportation Network to travel to:
Medical appointments
Columbia Gorge Community College classes
and more!

Title VI Policy
Click for the policy and notification