Thousands ride the Columbia Gorge Express on its opening weekend


The Columbia Gorge Express pilot bus service officially launched on May 27 to a tremendous response—between Friday and Memorial Day, riders took more than 4,600 trips between Gateway Transit Center, Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls!  

As this is a pilot service, we are regularly evaluating and making adjustments to ensure your experience is as easy, safe and fun as possible. We are making some improvements to the service, including:

  • Installation of additional signs to help direct riders to bus stops.
  • Updates to our Frequently Asked Questions to include more information on how to purchase fares if you do not have a credit or debit card. 

Plan ahead for your day of Gorge fun

Temperatures can soar in the Gorge during the summer months—remember to pack water and consider bringing an umbrella for shade. Buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time. The last bus back to Gateway Transit Center departs Multnomah Falls at 6 p.m., and we advise riders not to wait until the last bus if possible (full schedule details available here). 

Please be sure to always check online before heading out to access latest schedule information and updates. Have questions about the service? Check out our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions or contact

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