The LINK in Wasco County

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

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

Click Here to purchase the Gorge Transit Pass.

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

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.

Rides on the regular bus route are $1.00 each.
Dial A Ride Trips are $2.00 each way.
Buy an annual Gorge Transit Pass for $40! Click here to find out more.
Mobile Ticket Option: Download the Passenger Transit Ticketing app from your app store. You can pre-purchase tickets or ticket books and activate them just before boarding.

Kids 10 years old and under ride for free.
6-10 year-olds can ride alone with an Authorization and Waiver completed (contact The Link).

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 bus route are $1.00 each or use your Gorge Transit Pass.
  • Dial-a-Ride: The dial-a-ride, door-to-door public transportation operates Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Trips are $2.00 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 Village 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:  South County Shuttle: The LINK has a shuttle every Tuesday and Thursday that picks up riders in Maupin, Wamic, Pine Hollow, 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.
  • 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 Village and Lone Pine Service: Dial-a-Ride is available! Book by calling 541-296-7595. $3 for roundtrip service.

The Link Public Transit

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