Heading to the Grand Floral Parade? Hop on TriMet

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Make your phone your fare and avoid the lines at the ticket machines with virtual Hop fare cards

The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade rolls through the streets of Downtown Portland on Saturday morning, June 8, and TriMet makes it easy to get to the festivities. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and runs through about 2 p.m. We’ll have up to six extra MAX trains running to get you and your family to the parade and home again.

Plan ahead

  • TriMet service will run on Saturday schedules with all MAX lines and 18 bus lines serving the Portland City Center. Plan your trip at trimet.org.
  • Head Downtown early. Trains and buses get more crowded closer to the start time of the parade.
  • TriMet has a number of Park & Rides. Check out trimet.org/parkandride. The lots closer to downtown usually fill up first so consider one a little further out.
  • Our Rider Support team can help plan your trip to the parade. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) seven days a week between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. They are also available 24 hours a day via text message at 503-238-7433 and on Twitter at @trimethelp.

Go virtual!

  • Fares are required throughout the TriMet system for those age 7 and above. Kids 6 and under ride free. The fare for Youth age 7-17 is $1.25 for a 2 ½ Hour ticket or $2.50 for a Day Pass. Adult fare is $2.50 for a 2 ½ Hour ticket or $5 for a Day Pass. 
  • Avoid stopping at a ticket machine or needing exact change for the bus, by going virtual. Virtual Hop cards are now available for both iPhones and Android phones. Download the free Hop Fastpass app and buy virtual cards for Adult, Youth and Honored Citizen. You can store multiple virtual cards in your mobile wallet if needed to pay for someone else. Just remember to tap your phone to the Hop reader on the MAX platform or on board the bus for each rider and each ride. Learn how easy it is to go virtual at myhopcard.com/phone.
  • Just buying an Adult fare? Just tap your phone with a credit or debit card in your mobile wallet to the Hop reader to pay your fare. No hop card or app needed. Learn more at myhopcard.com.

Service detours and delays

Plan ahead if riding TriMet buses or MAX on Saturday morning. Trains and buses will be stopped at times to allow the parade through. This can lead to delays throughout all MAX lines as well as bus lines that travel through Downtown. We encourage riders to add 15 to 30 minutes for their trips during the parade.

The parade will lead to 13 bus lines detoured. Lines 4, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24, 35, 44 and 54/56 will be detoured from the start of service. Line 6 will be detoured starting about 7:30 a.m. Learn more at trimet.org/alerts.

Make it a fun Floral

Have a fun and safe Grand Floral Parade by staying alert around our buses and trains. Take just a moment to stop and look both ways before crossing streets and train tracks. Don’t cross against the light or get distracted by your smartphone. Our operators will be watching out for you, but please watch for our vehicles too.

If you see something suspicious, say something. Alert a TriMet employee, a police officer, a Rose Festival staff member or call 9-1-1.

Plan ahead for Rose Fest Fleet departures

The Rose Festival Fleet will depart Monday, June 10, and riders should plan ahead for delays during the morning commute.

  • All MAX trains will be stopped for Steel Bridge lifts as the ships pull out.
  • Build in an extra 30 to 60 minutes for MAX trips, and expect delays throughout the system as the disruption at the bridge affects service throughout the lines.
  • Bus lines that travel across the Broadway, Steel and Burnside bridges–4, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 35, 44 and 77–may need to detour to other bridges.
  • Plan an extra 30 minutes for trips on those bus lines.
  • Consider taking other bus lines that cross the river only using other bridges. Our Line 24-Fremont/NW 18th now crosses over the Fremont Bridge. Lines 2, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 30 and 66 use Tilikum Crossing, Hawthorne and Ross Island bridges. View maps and schedules at trimet.org.

Sign up for alerts about your bus or train at trimet.org/email.