Press Room

Below you’ll find contact information, more about the GOrge Pass and MCEDD, press releases and newsletters, and media assets (branding guidelines, logos, images, etc.). Please contact us anytime for information about the GOrge Pass, to set up interviews, or for additional assets you may need for a story.
Kate Drennan, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) 541-296-2266, ext. 1002

About the GOrge Pass
The GOrge Pass offers unlimited fixed route bus travel to and from Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, and all around the Columbia River Gorge. The pass is valid for a calendar year, ending on December 31.

The pass is a collaboration between the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and four transit providers of the Gorge:

  • Columbia Area Transit (CAT)
  • The Link Public Transit (The Link)
  • Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS)
  • Skamania County Transit

The GOrge Pass unites transit on the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River in the Gorge to offer a seamless traveling experience for bus riders.

About Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD)
MCEDD was established in 1969 by Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties to benefit from better access to economic development loans and grants, pooled technical assistance, marketing, and administrative resources, and a regional approach to economic development efforts.

Over the years MCEDD’s membership has grown to include counties, cities, ports, and chambers of commerce within the five county region. It is governed by a twenty-one member Board representing its members and the key economic interests in the region. MCEDD promotes the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry. More information may be found at


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