TriMet needs your feedback as 10-year service expansion continues

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Weigh in on 2018/2019 proposed changes at a TriMet open house

TriMet wants to hear from you! We will be holding seven open houses this November to discuss exciting proposals for the years ahead, including new bus lines and 24-hour service on some bus lines. This is a continuation of TriMet’s 10-year expansion of transit service. We are inviting the public to join us at an open house to provide feedback on proposals and learn about upcoming projects, including a low-income fare program and an all-electric bus test. People also can provide feedback online at trimet.org/plan, by sending an email to comments@trimet.org or by calling 503-238-RIDE (7433). See list of open houses below.

Proposed bus improvements

We’re proposing a number of improvements to our bus service for 2018 and 2019. They include:

New bus lines

To better serve the needs of our riders, we want to add a new bus line running between Clackamas Town Center and Oregon City Transit Center. We also want to introduce a brand new bus line to Portland International Airport that will compliment MAX Red Line service.

Splitting Line 4-Division/Fessenden into two routes

Line 4-Division/Fessenden is one of our longest and busiest routes. Splitting it into two routes will help keep buses on time and accommodate rider demand. One route would run between Gresham Transit Center and Downtown Portland. The other would run between Downtown Portland and St. Johns. Both routes would serve stops on the Transit Mall along 5th and 6th avenues in Downtown Portland to allow for easy transfers.

24-hour service for Line 20 and 57

It’s been more than 30 years since TriMet last provided our riders with all-night service. We’re considering running buses 24 hours a day on Line 20-Burnside/Stark, Line 57-TV Hwy/Forest Grove and the proposed new line to Portland International Airport.

Extending Line 24-Fremont to Downtown Portland

The community spoke up and we listened. We are proposing changes to Line 24, which runs from N Vancouver and Stanton to Gateway Transit Center. This includes a new section along 18th and 19th avenues between NW Thurman and SW Jefferson streets, increasing frequency during the week and adding weekend service.

Learn more about our bus service improvements here.

Projects on the horizon

It’s a busy time at TriMet and our Fiscal Year 2019 budget for July 2018 through June 2019 contains a number of projects:

  • Introducing a low-income fare,
  • Testing some all-electric buses and electrifying a bus route,
  • Renovating some of our oldest MAX stations and enhancing treatments at rail crossings,
  • Moving forward on the Division Transit Project,
  • And many more efforts to make our transit service better and more reliable.

Open house times and locations

Oregon City

Wednesday, November 1

6–8 p.m.

Pioneer Community Center

615 5th St., Oregon City

 

North Portland

Thursday, November 2

Noon–2 p.m.

PCC Cascade Student Union

705 N Killingsworth St., Portland

 

Gresham

Monday, November 6

5–7 p.m.

Gresham City Hall

1333 NW Eastman Pkwy., Gresham

 

Tigard

Wednesday, November 8

6–8 p.m.

Tigard Ballroom

8900 SW Commercial St., Tigard

 

Milwaukie

Thursday, November 9

6–8 p.m.

Milwaukie High School

2301 SE Willard St., Milwaukie

 

Hillsboro

Tuesday, November 14

6–8 p.m.

Centro de Prosperidad

400 E Main St., Suite 110, Hillsboro

 

Downtown Portland

Wednesday, November 15

6–8 p.m.

University of Oregon White Stag Building

70 NW Couch St., Portland

About TriMet

TriMet provides bus, light rail, commuter rail and paratransit services across a 533-square-mile district, connecting communities while easing traffic congestion and reducing pollution.