By Cole Goodwin & Tom Peterson, Community Connection News
Spend a day on a public bus in the gorge and you’re bound to meet all kinds of people.
The Gorge TransLink motto is “Everybody rides”, after all.
On any given day you can find a diverse sampling of our Gorge Community on public transit. People from all walks of life use Gorge TransLink to get to and from work, school, the laundromat, shopping trips, social calls, and doctors appointments.
Spending even a single hour on the bus can reveal a lot about the community, its needs, and how public transit acts as a great equalizer for creating access to numerous services both locally and regionally.
During the heat of the summer CCC News spent an hour on the LINK Bus to get the lay of the land….
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
…unless you arrive by transit
On top of growing recreation use over the last decade, we are seeing record numbers of visitors to Multnomah Falls this year.
So a big change was introduced this year to Multnomah Falls to help limit congestion that can dangerously clog up both the Historic Columbia River Highway and I-84.
From July 20 through September 19, anyone visiting the falls, except for by the transit options, will need a timed ticket between 9 A.M. and 6 P.M.
It will allow for about 600 visitors an hour.
The tickets are free except for a one dollar processing fee online. They’re available now and you can get them up to two weeks in advance at https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/10073376
Or you can simply hop on the Columbia Gorge Express (free with your GOrge Pass) and walk in without notice.