33 million trips during first five years of MAX Green Line service

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Happy Birthday, MAX Green Line! TriMet’s Green Line marks its fifth year in service this Friday, Sept. 12, with 33.5 million trips taken on the line during that time.

The 8.3-mile Green Line extended the MAX system to 52 miles and added a second alignment through downtown Portland along 5th and 6th avenues along the Portland Transit Mall, and new tracks between Gateway Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center.

A few highlights from the first five years of the MAX Green Line:

  • Weekday ridership reached a peak of 23,500 trips in spring 2012, a 25 percent increase from opening year weekday ridership.
  • Trips that began or ended within the I-205 segment increased 20 percent from opening year, from 2.93 million to 3.52 million trips.
  • 7.6 million people have ridden the Green Line to or from the Clackamas Town Center.

“The ridership growth along the corridor clearly demonstrates that when we expand transportation options, riders can make more connections throughout the region,” said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “The Green Line was the first to serve Clackamas County, but in a year’s time, we’ll be adding our second MAX line into the county with the future Orange Line.”

More Green Line Service
In August, TriMet increased the number of weekday trips into the evening on all MAX lines, including the Green Line.

What’s next
Find out about the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, which will be called the Orange Line: visit www.trimet.org/pm. The 7.3-mile line opens on Sept. 12, 2015.