More connections with less congestion coming to Washington County


Line 42 will begin serving riders March 5, one of three new lines system-wide

TriMet buses will start rolling on a new line for Washington County on March 5. Line 42-Denney/Hall serves communities between Tigard, Washington Square and Beaverton Transit Centers. It provides coverage on stretches of SW Denney Road and SW Hall Boulevard where service did not previously exist, and it expands service options on SW Lombard Avenue and SW Scholls Ferry Road.

“I want to thank TriMet for creating this new line,” said Mayor John Cook of Tigard. “As our area continues to grow and owning an automobile gets more expensive, comprehensive transit service is more important than ever before.”

Instead of traveling busy Highway 217, TriMet riders now have a new option which offers connections between communities of affordable housing and economic opportunities throughout Washington County.

“Line 42 is a great alternative to driving congested roads and will serve highly populated areas and employment corridors between Tigard and Beaverton,” said Cook. “This line will be welcomed by commuters and employers in both cities!”

Service on Line 42-Denney/Hall will be available Monday through Friday, with buses running every 30 to 45 minutes between 6:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Riders can make transfers to other bus lines, MAX Blue and Red lines, and WES Commuter Rail at Beaverton Transit Center and to bus and WES at Tigard Transit Center.

Three new bus lines added

Line 42 is one of three new bus lines TriMet is launching this spring, as well as making improvements to existing service. These enhancements are just one way TriMet is Making Transit Better. We’re making improvements to service and infrastructure system-wide as we continue to plan for the future, addressing transit needs along our region’s most congested corridors. These new lines and service improvements were made possible by an incremental increase in the employer payroll tax, approved by TriMet’s Board of Directors in 2015. They are part of TriMet’s 10-year plan to provide more and better bus service throughout the region.