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Welcome to Hood River County Transportation District's Web Site!  We invite you to learn more about the public transportation services we provide in Hood River County!

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Hood River County Transportation District provides public transportation in Hood River County under the name of Columbia Area Transit (CAT).  We are a Special District organized under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 267.  Our major sources of funding include grants from the Federal Transit Administration, several different sources from the State of Oregon, local property tax and user fees.   The District was formed by a vote of Hood River County Residents in 1993. 

Columbia Area Transit provides accessible, quality transportation to the residents of Hood River County and the surrounding Columbia Gorge area. 

ODOT's trip check can be found here:

Google Transit columbia area transit trip planner.html

For weather related closures check

Gorge TransLink is an alliance of rural providers offering public transportation services throughout the Mid-Columbia River Gorge area and to more distant destinations, such as the metropolitan cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Gorge TransLink alliance members are committed to providing efficient, reliable and accessible transportation services to residents and visitors of Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington and Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco Counties in Oregon. Transportation services are available to everyone - regardless of age or income. Use the Gorge TransLink website to find transportation options that best meet your needs.

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Jobs: We have no current openings, however we will accept Driver applications at any time.

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Contact Information


(541) 386-4202


(541) 386-1228

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Postal address

P.O. Box 1147, Hood River, OR 97031

Street address

224 Wasco Loop, Hood River, OR 97031

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General Information:


 Hood River County Transportation District operates its programs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, ORS Chapter 659A or other applicable law.  For more information contact 541-386-4202 (TTY 7-1-1) or email