TriMet makes adjustments to 10 bus lines beginning Nov. 30

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Winter service changes to improve connections and reliability, relieve overcrowding

TriMet is making changes to schedules on 10 bus lines as our winter quarter gets rolling on Sunday, November 30. The $570,000 in schedule adjustments include added trips and schedule changes to better match service to ridership and traffic conditions. They follow $10.7 million in service improvements TriMet has made since September 2013, which were the agency’s first service expansions since the great recession.

While TriMet invests in service, our riders are saving money by taking transit. Hopping on board a bus or train instead of driving saves $845 dollars a month and $10,140 a year according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) November Transit Savings Report. These savings are based on the cost of commuting transit compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.

Winter 2014 line by line changes

19-Woodstock/Glisan
Line 19 will have trips added to Gateway Transit Center on weekdays and schedule adjustments every day to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

22-Parkrose
Line 22 will have schedule adjustments on Sundays in both directions to better match ridership to service.

45-Garden Home
Line 45 will have schedule adjustments on weekdays and Saturdays to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

46-North Hillsboro
Line 46 will have one trip to Hillsboro Transit Center adjusted midday to help align connections to other service.

47-Baseline/Evergreen
Line 47 will have schedule adjustments in both directions to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

48-Cornell
Line 48 will have a trip added on weekday mornings, and there will be earlier service on weekends. Also, schedule adjustments will be made daily to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

71-60th/122nd Ave
Line 71 will have trips added weekdays and minor schedule adjustments daily to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

72-Killingsworth/82nd
Line 72 will have late night trips added on weekdays and Saturdays, and schedule adjustments daily to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

75-Cesar Chavez/Lombard
Line 75 will have an early morning trip added to Milwaukie City Center on Sundays, as well as schedule adjustments on Saturdays and Sundays to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

94-Pacific Hwy/Sherwood
Line 94 will have a schedule adjustment for trips to Sherwood to better match ridership and traffic conditions to service.

Learn more about the winter 2014 service and schedule adjustments.

Improving the ride

We know our riders want more and better service. That’s why, over the next few years, we’re working to grow our network of buses and trains – while improving the overall rider experience. We’re gradually bringing service frequency back up to pre-recession levels, which means less waiting and less crowding on board buses and trains. And, we’re improving our trip tools so you have access to service information when and where you need it, along with convenient ways to pay your fare.

New transit projects, such as the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project – the MAX Orange Line – opening in 2015, will provide riders more service and more connections to jobs, school and other community services. Meanwhile, ongoing upgrades to vehicles, stations and tracks are helping to improve reliability and make your ride more comfortable.