We applied for and received a Regional Mobility Grant through the Washington State Department of Transportation in order to provide fixed route service from our main population centers of Goldendale and White Salmon to The Dalles and Hood River in order to access education and employment opportunities.
The new Fixed Route Service is designed to provide regional access for employment and education and reduce rural inaccessibility.
The West End fixed route bus runs between White Salmon/Bingen to Hood River. There are 10 round trips that operate between 7am and 7pm Monday through Friday.
The East End fixed route runs between Goldendale and The Dalles. There are 4 round trips that operate between 7am and 7pm Monday through Friday.
There are no reservations that are needed to ride the fixed route service. You just need to get on at one of the designated stops on the route.
The fare for the fixed route service is $1.00 each time you board and you must have exact change as driver’s cannot provide change and you must pay the fare in order to board the vehicle.
The fixed route service vehicles are equipped with a bike rack.
The bus does not wait: you need to be at the designated stop 5 minutes before scheduled time and be visible to the driver.
Carry-on bags are limited: No more bags than passenger can carry on at one time and placed under seat or in lap. Items may not be placed in aisle or in another seat. Limit 4. Drivers cannot assist with bags on the fixed route.