HWY 35 Planning Documents

Columbia Area Transit Bus Service Expansion

Columbia Area Transit (CAT) is planning for the expansion of bus service from Hood River to Government Camp. CAT currently runs bus service within the city of Hood River and from Hood River to The Dalles, the Upper Valley, Cascade Locks, and Portland. This expansion of service to Government Camp will allow increased transit access for residents and tourists traveling to Mt. Hood for work, school, or play.

 Goals of the CAT expansion:

  • Improve transit access for commuters travelling to work places between Hood River and Mt. Hood
  • Improve transit access for tourists travelling to recreational locations on or near Mt. Hood including the Fruit Loop, trailheads, and ski resorts
  • Protect natural and cultural resources by supporting lower impact access to Mt. Hood and the Fruit Loop.

The final study will be available in mid July.  Please check the website for additional documents or to talk with the Director about service options.