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Spring 2014 Transportation Highlights

On 4-11-14, The Link transported a group of volunteers Link Transportation Busand state officials around The Dalles and visited the:

  • VA Outreach Clinic
  • Veterans’ Home
  • The New Fort Dalles Readiness Center located at CGCC
  • Veterans’ Services office located at 201 Federal in The Dalles.

Everyone enjoyed the trip and was very appreciative of our local transportation service.

Schedule a trip using The LINK Public Transit

Schedule a trip using The LINK Public Transit
The LINK Public Transit provides dial-a-ride, door-to-door service within the City of The Dalles and select areas in Wasco County. Use The LINK to travel to medical appointments, shopping, employment, Columbia Gorge Community College classes, and more!

Follow these steps to reserve your trip using The LINK:

  • Call 541-296-7595 to schedule your trip.
  • Call as early as you can – at least one day in advance to ensure The LINK can provide your trip. The LINK may be able to serve a same-day trip request but cannot guarantee availability.
  • When you call to request a ride, The LINK will provide you with a 30-minute pick-up window.

For example:

For an appointment at 9:00 a.m., The LINK will pick you up between 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. to make sure you arrive at your appointment on time.
The LINK will pick you up minutes after your appointment ends.

Please note: other passengers may be riding the bus with you to different destinations and there may be stops before you reach your destination.

Also, The LINK operates lift-equipped buses to serve customers who require the use of a wheelchair or have difficulty negotiating steps.

For more information about The LINK Public Transit, including fares and schedules, please visit http://gorgetransLINK.com/transit-wasco.html or http://mccog.com/transportation-network/

Cutting Edge Transportation Scheduling System

New Scheduling System allows The LINK to provide a more personalized service

The LINK, a public transportation system provided by the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, recently installed a new web-based scheduling system. This system automatically assigns and dispatches trips using real-time information, allowing LINK to schedule and reschedule trips more efficiently and to respond more effectively to service peaks and changes in demand.

LINK can also respond automatically to conditions on the road, such as weather, congestion and vehicle breakdowns.  By automating existing processes, LINK saves time and enables a greater focus on safety and customer service.

The Link Transportation System

One of The Link Transportation System Vehicles

One of The Link Transportation System Vehicles

The Link public transportation is gearing up for a busy 2013. We currently have 3 full time drivers and three part time drivers, and a full time dispatcher, we are ready, willing and able to serve your transportation needs in Wasco County.

We are a “door to door” bus service available to everyone in the Dalles. Cost is $1.50 each way
Space is limited. Call (541) 296-7595 to arrange a ride an reserve a spot. Continue reading