The LINK Public Transportation says it will be adding new stops to its Red and Blue Deviated Fixed Routes in The Dalles starting on April 17. Both circle The Dalles on a one-hour loop on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus operates along a route with a regular schedule but is called a “deviated” fixed route because it can also leave the route to accommodate requests for “off-route” drop-offs or pick- ups. Riders can get on stops at The Dalles Transit Center, Foley Lakes, One Community Health, The Dalles City Park, The Dalles High School, DMV, Water’s Edge, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, The Next Door, and the Veterans’ Service Office downtown, along with other locations. Rides are $1.50 each way, or you can purchase the GOrge Pass, good for the rest of the year, for a price of $40 for adults and $20 for kids under 17. Purchases can be made at The Dalles Transit Center located at 802 Chenowith Loop Road. As an incentive to encourage the community to try out the modified routes, all rides are free for the first week, beginning April 17 through April 22.