Roll to Rip City’s return on TriMet

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MAX and bus lines can fast break you past traffic, parking hassles

MAX Red Line Rip City train

Let TriMet do the driving when you go to root for Damian, CJ and the rest of the Trail Blazers as they hit the hardcourt for the 2018/2019 season. The team’s preseason home opener at the Moda Center is Sunday, Oct. 7 against Utah. Taking transit to the game can pick and roll you past parking and traffic problems, so add TriMet’s Trip Planner to your playbook and bookmark it for every home game this season.

It’s a slam-dunk decision!

Taking TriMet to Trail Blazer games is as simple as sinking a lay up. All MAX lines serve the Rose Quarter area. The MAX Blue, Green and Red lines stop at the Rose Quarter Transit Center, and the MAX Orange/Yellow Line connects you to the Interstate/Rose Quarter Station. Both are steps from the Moda Center. We also have a number of free Park & Rides throughout the MAX system to help passengers connect with trains.

If rolling to the games on the bus works better for you, we have at least eight lines that serve the area, and five of those lines serve the Rose Quarter Transit Center on weekends.

  • Line 4-Fessenden
  • Line 8-Jackson Park/NE 15th
  • Line 35-Macadam/Greeley
  • Line 44-Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest
  • Line 77-Broadway/Halsey

Go one-on-one to get help with your game plan

If you need help with your travel plans, you can reach our Rider Support team 24 hours a day via text message at 503-238-7433 and on twitter at @trimethelp. You can also call 503-238-RIDE (7433) seven days a week between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., or use our online form at trimet.org/contact/customerservice.

From preseason tip-offs to the playoffs, TriMet is there

We’ll be there to get you to and from all 41 regular season games, and playoff games too! We’ll safely get you home even after a triple-overtime thriller that runs late into the night. Following Sunday’s 6 p.m. home opener against Utah, there’ll be two more games at the Moda center as the Trail Blazers wrap up their preseason schedule.

Hop your way to the hoop scene

Taking TriMet is as easy on your wallet as hitting free throws. A day pass costs $5 for adults and $2.50 for youth (ages 7-17) and honored citizens (ages 65+). Children six years and under ride free.

TriMet’s Hop Fastpass® offers several ways to pay. If you have a mobile wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay), you can simply tap the green Hop reader on our buses or at rail stations with your phone to purchase Adult fare. It’s a convenient option for those who only ride occasionally.

Frequent riders should opt for a Hop card. You can buy one at nearly 500 retail locations. Load money on it then tap and go. Plus, earn day and month passes as you ride! Learn more. You can also buy a virtual Hop card and load it into Google Pay. Tap your Android phone to a reader and get all the benefits of a plastic Hop card.

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