Proposed Bus Service Improvements in 2017–18

We’re continuing a 10-year expansion of transit throughout the Portland area, with a focus on better bus service and responding to rider feedback. These proposed changes will add and improve connections to jobs and schools.

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In 2017–2018, we’re proposing changes to eight bus lines and the addition of a new route. These changes are meant to improve reliability, connect riders with jobs, streamline service and ease crowding.

We want your feedback on these proposals.

We’re and by phone at 503-238-RIDE (7433) through December 31. Your input will shape our second round of outreach in early 2017.

Proposed changes for 2017–2018

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
PDF

Line 20-Burnside/Stark

Weekday frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes between Downtown Portland and Gresham Central Transit Center from the beginning of morning rush hour to the end of evening rush hour to better match ridership demand. Frequency on the Westside will also be increased.

Line 33-McLoughlin/King Rd

Frequency on SE King Rd. will be increased 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 52-Farmington/185th

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

Line 81-Kane/257th

This route will be changed to Division St. in Gresham for more direct service to Mt. Hood Community College and in Troutdale for service to the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 81
PDF

Line 87-Airport Way/181st

Weekend service will be added between Gateway Transit Center, Airport Way and 181st/182nd Ave. to SE Powell Blvd. to improve access to jobs in the Columbia Corridor. All trips between Gateway Transit Center and SE 185th Ave./Rockwood will be extended to SE 182nd Ave. & Powell Blvd.

To increase service on 182nd Ave. and better match ridership demand with bus service levels, this route will split into two bus lines at SE 182nd Ave. & SE Powell Blvd. Bus service between Gresham Transit Center and SE 182nd Ave. & Powell Blvd. will continue to run on its current route, days and frequency.

Includes a route change that may affect some riders

Map of proposed changes to Line 87
PDF

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
PDF

New Route along Denney/Hall

Service from Beaverton Transit Center will be expanded to Washington Square and Tigard Transit Center via SW Lombard Ave., SW Denney Rd., SW Scholls Ferry Rd. and SW Hall Blvd. to serve the Vose, Denney-Whitford and Metzer areas.

Map of proposed new route along Denney/Hall
PDF

 

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