Improvements starting Sunday, Sept. 2 include 24-hour bus service, all night access to PDX, a new Frequent Service line and a big change for our busiest bus line
Early Sunday morning, our first Line 272-PDX Night Bus will roll in to the terminal at Portland International Airport. Our Line 20-Burnside/Stark and Line 57-TV Hwy/Forest Grove buses will continue service past midnight, through the early morning hours and beyond. East Portlanders will see Line 73-122nd Ave buses running every 15 minutes or better most of the day. And, riders between Gresham and Downtown Portland who climbed aboard Line 4-Division/Fessenden for years, will make their commute on Line 2-Division buses.
We’re making history this Sunday with TriMet’s largest single bus service expansion – ever. The improvements bring more and better service throughout the greater Portland metro region and improved connections to jobs, schools, service providers and recreational activities. They also increase and expand access to safe, reliable transportation, when and where our riders need it.
Service improvement highlights
We’re bringing back 24-hour bus service and creating a new bus line that provides 24-hour transit access to Portland International Airport.
- Line 20-Burnside/Stark will offer 24-hour bus service between Beaverton Transit Center and Gresham Transit Center.
Line 57-TV Hwy/Forest Grove
- Line 57-TV Hwy/Forest Grove will offer 24-hour bus service between Beaverton Transit Center and Forest Grove.
Line 272-PDX Night Bus
- Line 272-PDX Night Bus will complement the MAX Red Line, providing hourly bus trips to PDX when MAX is not in service. We’re also adding later trips on the MAX Red Line to PDX.
We’re putting our 14th Frequent Service bus line in East Portland to serve 122nd Avenue, a key north-south corridor.
Line 73-122nd Ave
- Line 73-122nd Ave will have Frequent Service, with buses running every 15 minutes or better, much of the day, every day.
We’re splitting our longest bus line, Line 4-Division/Fessenden to improve reliability and keep buses on time.
- Line 2-Division will serve the eastern stretch of the former Line 4-Division/Fessenden route, with service between Gresham and Downtown Portland.
- Line 4-Fessenden will serve the northern part of the former Line 4-Division/Fessenden, with service between North Portland and Downtown Portland.
We’re adding trips on lines serving major employers to offer more and better options for getting to and from work.
Line 81-Kane 257th
- Line 81-Kane 257th will get 21 additional weekday trips, which means riders will see buses coming more often during rush hour and later into the night, until about 11:30 p.m.
Line 61-Marquam Hill/Beaverton
Line 64-Marquam Hill/Tigard
Line 66-Marquam Hill/Hollywood
Line 68-Marquam Hill/Collins Circle
- Lines 61-Marquam Hill/Beaverton, Line 64-Marquam Hill/Tigard, Line 66-Marquam Hill/Hollywood and Line 68-Marquam Hill will have buses running earlier in the morning and afternoon and later into the evening.
We’re bringing more bus service to the suburbs.
- Line 96-Tualatin/I-5 will get 25 additional weekday trips, to take riders between Tualatin Park & Ride and Downtown Portland during the middle of the day.
And that’s not all! We’re adding service to ease crowding on buses during busy commute times and updating schedules to reduce wait times and make transfers easier. We’re also adjusting schedules on all MAX lines so they come more frequently at night. We ask riders to plan ahead and check trimet.org, to learn about improvements that may change their next trip. Find additional details at trimet.org/servicechange.