The LINK Public Transit in The Dalles is proposing decreasing its fixed route fare and increasing the Dial-A-Ride fare. Under the proposal, fixed routes will decrease from $1.50 to $1.00 and Dial-a-Ride service will increase from $1.50 to $2.00 for all one-way rides within The Dalles city limits, starting on May 29. The changes in price will make the Link’s fares equal to the cost of fares charged by other transportation providers within the Gorge, so that the whole regional transit system is consistent in price. Public comment is being taken on the proposal, with open house sessions planned for May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Dalles Transit Center on 802 Chenowith Loop Road. Individuals can continue to use or purchase the GOrge Pass for all fixed bus routes in the area during 2023. The LINK will continue to offer discounted or free passes to low-income riders through the Gorge Transit Connect program.