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What is C.A.T.?

Columbia Area Transit (C.A.T.) offers Dial-A-Ride, door to door service throughout Hood River County.  Dial-A-Ride trips are scheduled in advance and may include other passengers riding on the bus going to different destinations.  C.A.T. operates lift-equipped buses to serve customers who require the use of a wheelchair or have difficulty negotiating steps.

C.A.T. is a convenient way to make essential trips to shopping, work, medical appointments, or recreational activities.  As well as Dial-A-Ride service, C.A.T. offers specific shopping days to different areas of Hood River County on a weekly basis.

Can I Use C.A.T.?

C.A.T. is public transportation.  Anyone is eligible to use C.A.T. services.

When can I use C.A.T.?

C.A.T. is generally available Monday through Friday.  Please call the office for specific times and holiday closures.  (541-386-4202)

Where can I go on C.A.T.?

C.A.T. serves the Hood River, Odell, Parkdale, and Cascade Locks communities.   If you have a question about whether or not the ride you want is within the C.A.T. service area or times, please call the C.A.T. office.

Once a month we have a trip to Portland - we go on the second Friday of each month.  The bus leaves Hood River at 9:00 and we leave Portland at 3:00.  The usual destination is the Clackamas Towne Center.  Fare is $8.00 each way.  Reservations are required.   For other services to Portland, see the information on the PDX Fixed Route in this website.

SCHEDULING A RIDE

bulletYou can schedule a ride by calling 541-386-4202 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please note the office is closed during the noon hour and on major holidays.
bulletYou may request a ride one (1) to fourteen (14) days in advance.  Due to the volume of rides at certain times in the day, you should make your request as early as possible.  Although we will make every effort to fulfill all requests, this is not always possible.

Same day requests:  We will try to schedule a same day request, however we may not be able to find a spot in the schedule at the time you need the ride.  Call and we will see what we can do for you.

Ride information

We will need the following information to schedule a ride:

bulletYour name, pick-up address, and phone number.
bulletThe address of your destination.
bulletYour desired arrival and return times (note, if you don't know your return time we can schedule as a "will call" return.  Will call returns are fit into the schedule the best we can and may result in additional waiting time for your ride home.)
bulletIf you are traveling with a personal care attendant.  One personal care attendant travels at no additional charge, additional attendants or escorts ride at the regular fare.
bulletLet us know of any assistive equipment you may be using (such as a wheelchair, walker or oxygen).

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