TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland area a better place to live. More
Riders Who are Blind or Low Vision
If you are blind or have a vision impairment, these accessibility features can help you get around on buses and trains:
- At MAX, WES and Streetcar stations, there are textured tiles along the length of the boarding platform that warn you when you are near the platform edge. You can feel these tiles with your feet or a cane.
- MAX and WES stations have Braille/raised-letter signs that indicate which lines serve the station and where they go.
- At MAX stations on the Portland Transit Mall, you can hear an audio announcement of the next arrivals by pushing a button.
- All ticket machines have instructions in audio, raised letter and Braille.
- MAX and WES trains and most of our buses announce their line name and destination over an external speaker system as they pull up to a stop.
- On MAX and WES trains and most of our buses, an automated system announces the name of the next station. On buses without the automated system, the operator announces the major stops and transfer points. (You can also ask the operator to announce when a specific stop is coming.)
- Service animals are permitted on all buses, MAX and WES trains, and the Portland Streetcar. Learn more about bringing a service animal on board
- If you have a cell phone, you can get real-time arrival information by calling 503-238-7433, selecting "1" for "TransitTracker," and entering the Stop ID number.
Travel aids available
Call 503-962-2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the following travel aids:
- Bus line identifiers in large-print and Braille can help you let the operator know you need to board.
- Bus, MAX, WES and Streetcar schedules are available in large-print format and on audio cassette.
- Stop/station details including location and amenities are available for users of The Sendero Group's BrailleNote and VoiceNote GPS wayfinding devices. Learn more at www.senderogroup.com