Proposed Bus Service Improvements in 2017–18

We’re continuing a 10-year expansion of transit throughout the Portland area with the following proposed bus service improvements. Some improvements will take effect in September 2017 and the rest in March 2018.

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We’re proposing three new bus lines: two in East Portland/Gresham and one in Beaverton/Tigard. We’re also proposing increased frequency on some lines, and route changes on others. Some schedules would be adjusted to help buses stay on time.

Take a look at the proposals below and let us know what you think.

Leave your feedback at the bottom of the page or stop by one of our public meetings. You can also leave feedback over the phone — just give our Customer Service team a call at 503-238-RIDE (7433), weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The deadline for comments is March 5.

Proposed changes for 2017–2018

We received hundreds of great comments on our first draft in December, and we’ve updated the following parts of our proposal based on that feedback:

New line on NE/SE 162nd Avenue

This new weekday route would provide service along 162nd Avenue in East Portland and Gresham between NE Airport Way and either SE Division St. or SE Powell Blvd. The line will serve Fred Meyer on SE Division St. & 148th Ave.

Map of proposed new line along 162nd Ave.

Line 52-Farmington/185th

Weekday and weekend trips will be added during the midday to better serve Downtown Beaverton, Aloha, Willow Creek Transit Center, Tanasbourne and PCC Rock Creek.

Line 77-Broadway/Halsey

Weekday frequency will be increased.

Line 87-Airport Way/181st becomes two lines

Line 87 will split into two bus lines at SE 182nd Ave & Powell Blvd. Line 87 will run between Gateway Transit Center and SE 182nd Ave. & SE Powell Blvd., and weekend service will be added. All trips between Gateway Transit Center and SE 185th Ave./Rockwood will be extended to SE 182nd Ave. & Powell Blvd.

The new line, which will have a new number and name, will include the remainder of Line 87’s current route between SE Powell Blvd. and Gresham Transit Center. It will also serve some portions of the current Line 81 route south and east of Gresham Transit Center, plus service to WinCo and Fred Meyer via SE 1st St.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 87 with a new line in Gresham

Line 6-ML King Jr Blvd

This route will be changed to serve the retail center on N Hayden Meadows Dr. and improve connections to MAX Yellow Line and C-TRAN at the Delta Park/Vanport MAX station.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 6

Line 33-McLoughlin/King Rd

Earlier and later trips on weekends along King Rd. between Milwaukie Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center Transit Center to better match service on SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Line 44-Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest

Weekday trips will be added during the midday between downtown Portland and St. Johns to better serve growth in North Portland.

Line 81-Kane/257th

This route will be changed to Division St. in Gresham for more direct service to Mt. Hood Community College and to NW Swigert Way in Troutdale for service to the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. Parts of the route south of Gresham Transit Center will be covered by the new line splitting off from Line 87.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 81

Line 152-Milwaukie

Frequency will be increased and the route will be changed to SE Harmony Rd. Service along Kellogg Creek Rd. and the Milwaukie Marketplace will be removed for faster and more efficient trips to International Way and the Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 152

New Route along Denney/Hall

We’re proposing a new line with service from Beaverton Transit Center to Washington Square and Tigard Transit Center via SW Lombard Ave., SE Denney Rd., SW Scholls Ferry Rd. and SW Hall Blvd.

Map of proposed new route along Denney/Hall


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