Portland Marathon to impact TriMet service Sunday

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Don’t step out of bounds: No driving or parking on the Transit Mall

Riding TriMet on Sunday? Plan ahead as the annual Portland Marathon takes to the streets of Portland City Center. The marathon and half-marathon will cross MAX tracks and bus routes leading to some detours and expected delays.

Bus service impacts

Sixteen bus lines will be detoured during the event. Those include lines 4, 6, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 33, 35, 44, 54, 56, 72, 77 and the Thurman-Gordon Loop service.

Other bus lines will experience sporadic delays as they stop for runners. Plan some extra time when riding Sunday, especially if traveling through Portland City Center.

MAX service impacts

Plan some extra time as well if riding MAX through the area. Trains on all MAX lines may hold for up to 15 minutes at a time in several locations to allow runners to cross the tracks.

No driving or parking on the Transit Mall

You may have heard that the Portland Transit Mall was just named one of the 10 Great Streets in America by the American Planning Association, but TriMet asks those heading to the marathon not to step out of bounds and drive or park on the Mall. In the past, we’ve seen autos stopping in bus lanes and on MAX tracks on 5th and 6th avenues to drop off run participants. Blocking transit-only lanes is unsafe and illegal.

See something. Say something

Whether riding TriMet, attending the Portland marathon or enjoying another community event, we remind you to be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. If you see something suspicious or alarming, say something. Call 9-1-1 or if you are on a TriMet vehicle, let the operator know.

Plan ahead

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