MATS WS-HR Schedule Updates

Beginning Monday, June 17, 2024 the WS-HR bus schedule will be updated.  There will be more options to connect with the Hood River City route bus with less wait time. We are continually striving to improve our service to our riders.

MATS WS to HR expect delays

Intermittent single-lane closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will begin on Monday, April 8th, and continue through Friday, April 12th, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The closures will then resume on Monday, April 15th, through Friday, April 19th, during the same hours. Crews will be conducting welding repairs on the bridge deck this spring to address increased deck fractures due to heavy truck loads.

Flaggers will direct traffic on the bridge. Drivers should expect delays of approximately 15 minutes during these hours. Due to the narrow lanes on the bridge, drivers are strongly advised to proceed slowly and cautiously to ensure the safety of workers. Additionally, they should refrain from directly looking at the welding arc light when passing through the work zone.

GOrge Pass Available July 1!

Get unlimited travel to and from Portland/Vancouver and around the Gorge on both sides of the river with the new GOrge Pass

This new innovative GOrge Pass allows for unlimited travel in Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania Counties as well as to Portland, Multnomah Falls and Troutdale for one low price in 2021.

Available starting July 1, 2021!  Purchase Here!

Gorge Translink is happy to announce the expansion of the GOrge Pass, now offering an easy and affordable way to travel to and from Portland/Vancouver and around the Columbia Gorge on both sides of the river. Four Gorge transit providers have teamed up to offer unlimited, fixed route rides to riders with a GOrge Pass:

  • Columbia Area Transit (CAT), including the Columbia Gorge Express and the Gorge-to-Mountain Express in winter
  • The Link Public Transit (The Link)
  • Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS)
  • Skamania County Transit

The GOrge Pass provides local riders, commuters, tourists, adventurers, and everyone in between with an easy, affordable way to get from here to there. Transferring from one service to the next is as simple as showing your GOrge Pass. For only $30 per adult for year-long use ($15 for youth under 17), the GOrge Pass can be downloaded onto your smartphone via downloading the Token Transit app or purchased as a physical pass that fits in your wallet.

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).  Click here to access the plan:  2020-2024_DRAFT_Sherman County Coordinated Plan.  

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 transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
 
MATS will continue to be able to provide assistance through the agency phone lines for connecting people to services and supports.  Additionally they will continue to provide home delivered meals to seniors in Klickitat County as able with current staff and volunteers.
Goldendale area:
(509) 773-3060
White Salmon area:
(509) 493-4662

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 in meeting these transportation needs so we may spend our limited resources wisely.

Click here to take the survey in English.

Click here to take the survey in Spanish.

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 about 10:30 am.  Call the Link for more information:  541-296-7595.

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