The Dalles Downtown Employee Pass Program

The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) and the City of The Dalles have partnered to offer employees of downtown businesses a free 2024-2025 12-month Gorge Transit Pass through The Dalles Downtown Employee Pass Program.  This program offers free transit passes to eligible employees, encouraging the use of public transit and contributing to a more sustainable and liveable community.

  • Eligibility: All employees working at businesses within the downtown The Dalles commercial zone.
  • Pass Value: Each Gorge Transit Pass is valued at $40.
  • Validity: The pass is valid for unlimited rides on The Link Public Transit fixed routes and the regional transit system throughout the Gorge, including the Columbia Gorge Express to Portland.  Passes are valid for one year after redemption.
  • Distribution: Fill out the form provided through the link below.  MCEDD’s Travel Trainer will contact you.

Benefits for Employers and Employees:

  • Cost Savings: Free transit passes reduce commuting costs for your employees.
  • Convenience: Unlimited access to The Link fixed route transit services.
  • Sustainability: Encourages environmentally friendly transportation options.
  • Reduced Traffic: Helps alleviate downtown congestion and parking demand.
  • Employee Satisfaction: Enhances employee benefits and job satisfaction.
  • Access to The Link’s Travel Trainer for one-on-one or group trip planning assistance.

How do I sign up?

  1.  Fill out and submit The Dalles Employee Pass form (click on this link).
  2.  Sara Crook, MCEDD’s Travel Trainer, will contact you to connect you with your Gorge Transit Pass.

What else do I need to do?  MCEDD will ask you to fill out a quick survey mid-year to find out how The Dalles Employee Transit Pass Program is going for you.

Map of The Dalles Downtown Business area

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