Mid-Columbia Children’s Council provides bus transportation at the following sites:

Belmont Drive: Serves Pine Grove, Odell and downtown Hood River

Carson: Serves Cascade Locks, Carson and Stevenson

Country Club:  Serves Hood River area

Madras:  Serves Madras, Metolius and meeting points for rural areas

Maupin:  Serves Maupin, Tygh Valley and Pine Hollow, and has meeting points for rural areas

Parkdale:  Serves Parkdale and meeting points are provided for Dee Hwy 35.

Petersburg:  Serves East side of The Dalles and has meeting points for rural areas

Bus routes are established to keep children on the bus no longer than one hour. For children outside the established route, a meeting point will be provided.


Safety is our number one concern. Please follow the directions the bus driver gives you. Have your children ready ahead of time. This keeps the bus route on schedule. And please, be sure you and your home visitor discuss the School Bus and Pedestrian Safety handout you received at registration. Your understanding of this information will help ensure that your family and child have a safe bus experience.


Attendance is important to your childs education. In the event that the bus is not running or you are unable to get your child to school, please have a back up transportation plan.

Closures and Delays

For information on closures and delays for your area,  go to  You can also download the FlashAlert Messenger to your smartphone.

Car Seat laws

For information on your states car seat recommendations and laws, please visit