Eight TriMet bus lines to see schedule adjustments Dec. 1

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Winter service change to relieve overcrowding and improve reliability

Effective December 1, riders will see bus service improvements as part of TriMet’s winter service change. Eight bus lines will be adjusted to help relieve overcrowding and to better match the bus schedules to traffic conditions so that our buses arrive on time for our riders.

 “We remain steadfast in our commitment to improve service for riders where and whenever possible, “said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “These minor adjustments will help with schedule reliability while we continue to focus on adding more service in the future.”

The winter/December 1 service changes come after $2.1 million in adjustments made September 1 to schedules, routes and/or stops on 11 bus lines, including the addition of a bus line between Sherwood and Tigard. Small adjustments can make it easier on riders through improved service frequency and can increase ridership.

In spring, at the next service change that will take effect Sunday, March 2, 2014, TriMet will be restoring frequent service on bus lines. TriMet’s Frequent Service bus lines will run about every 15 minutes during the day on weekdays.

Winter 2013 line by line changes

9-Powell Blvd
Line 9 weekday service will have minor schedule adjustments to better match schedules to traffic conditions. A trip has been added to help relieve overcrowding. See Line 9 information, schedules and map.

10-Harold St
Line 10 will have minor schedule adjustments in both directions to better match schedules to traffic conditions. See Line 10 information, schedules and map.

14-Hawthorne
Line 14 weekday service will have minor schedule adjustments in both directions to better match schedules to traffic conditions. See Line 14 information, schedules and map.

33-McLoughlin
Line 33 will have increased evening frequency on weekdays to help relieve overcrowding. See Line 33 information, schedules and map.

35-Macadam/Greeley
Line 35 weekday a.m. southbound trips that currently end at the 200 block of SW Harrison will extend to the South Waterfront and Portland Aerial Tram to help relieve overcrowding. See Line 35 information, schedules and map.

61-Marquam Hill/Beaverton
Line 61 will have an additional morning trip on weekdays to Marquam Hill to help relieve overcrowding.  See Line 61 information, schedules and map.

76-Beaverton/Tualatin
Line 76 will have increased evening frequency on weekdays to help relieve overcrowding. See Line 76 information, schedules and map.

78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego
Line 78 will have increased evening frequency on weekdays to help relieve overcrowding. See Line 78 information, schedules and map.