TriMet rolls out extra service for the Race for the Cure, typically our busiest Sunday of the year


Avoid some extra steps – purchase your fares with the new free TriMet Tickets mobile app

TriMet will roll out extra service on Sunday morning, Sept.15 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It’s often our busiest Sunday of the year with ridership up 15 to 20 percent over typical Sundays.

More than 30,000 people are expected to take part in the events at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Expect crowded buses and trains. TriMet “Ask Me” volunteers (TriMet employees and family members) will be at several MAX stations assisting customers as they head to the event.

MAX service

  • All MAX lines serve downtown Portland. In addition to the regular Sunday MAX trains, extra Green Line trains will leave the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center at 6:58 a.m. and 7:26 a.m., and run to the Gateway Transit Center.
  • Blue and Yellow lines will have extra trains in service from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Trains may be delayed at times during the event to allow runners and walkers through.

Bus service

  • Extra buses may be inserted as needed from Gateway Transit Center to downtown Portland and from Sunset Transit Center to downtown beginning at about 6 a.m.
  • Two bus lines – Line 15-Belmont/NW 23rd and Line 17-Holgate/Broadway – will be detoured around the race route.
  • Two others – Line 20-Burnside/Stark and Line 77-Broadway/Halsey – will be delayed at times to let runners and walkers through.

Avoid a step, purchase fares on your phone

With the new TriMet Tickets mobile app, avoid a trip to buy your ticket or gather extra change for the ride. Just download the free app for iPhone and Android smartphones, by going to your app store. Register your account, enter your credit/debit card information into the secure system and you can buy your ticket right then and there on your phone. No paper ticket to keep track of and no extra steps to the ticket vending machine.

Buy a day pass – it’s the same at two 2-hour tickets and there’s a $5 minimum purchase using the mobile app. You can buy and use tickets for multiple people on just one phone. Check out our FAQ at for instructions and other information.

If you still want to purchase a traditional, paper fare, TriMet customer service staff will be at the OHSU Registration & T-shirt Pick-up Event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday selling advance Day Passes for Sunday.

Park & Ride

Many of TriMet’s free Park & Rides, including one at Clackamas Town Center Transit Center, are open on the weekends. For Park & Ride locations and days they are open, visit

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on Park & Rides, travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit, or for smartphones.