After a 2 ½-year detour, TriMet’s Bus Line 15 returns to regular route across Morrison Bridge
By the Numbers
|Average weekday boardings
|Rank in ridership use
6th out of 79 TriMet bus lines
|Length of route
TriMet’s Line 15 – Belmont/NW 23rd has resumed regular operations across the Morrison Bridge. The return ends a 2 ½-year detour due to the Morrison Bridge weight restrictions and replacement of the bridge deck. The shift back to the Morrison from the Hawthorne Bridge shortens the commute for riders crossing the Willamette River by five minutes. With the reopening of the bridge, Line 15 also returns to using the dedicated bus lane on SE Morrison Street between SE Grand and SE 11th avenues.
Line 15 stretches 13.4 miles, between the Gateway Transit Center and Northwest Portland, passing through the Montavilla, Mt. Tabor, Sunnyside, Buckman and Downtown neighborhoods. It sees an average of 8,550 weekday boardings, making it TriMet’s 6th most traveled bus line. Line 15 also offers frequent service, with arrivals within 15 minutes or less most of the day, every day.
About TriMet bus service
TriMet is committed to growing our service, while improving the overall rider experience, and we want to hear from you. We’re holding seven open houses this November to discuss proposals that are part of our 10-year bus service expansion. The proposals include new bus lines, 24-hour service on select routes and increased frequency. Learn more at trimet.org/plan, then give us feedback online, via email or join us at an open house to learn more about the exciting plans we have for the future.