Bus Service Improvements in 2016–17
These changes will help reduce crowding and wait times for riders. We’re also adding new service to connect more workers to jobs.
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In 2016, we kicked off a 10-year expansion of transit throughout the Portland area, with a focus on better bus service. On some lines, we’re adding more buses (they’ll come more frequently) and increasing the hours of operation (they’ll come earlier and later in the day). On others, schedules will change to help buses stay on time, and route changes will affect some riders.
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March 2016 highlights
Line 12–Barbur/Sandy Blvd
More late-night and early morning service to Tigard.
Line 57–TV Hwy/Forest Grove
More early morning service to Forest Grove and late-night service to Beaverton Transit Center.
Line 72–Killingsworth/82nd Ave
Earlier service from Clackamas Town Center and earlier service from Swan Island.
Line 75–Cesar Chavez/Lombard
All buses now serve Milwaukie on weekdays.
More Sunday service.
Line 78–Beaverton/Lake Oswego
More Sunday service.
Line 83–Washington Park Loop
Service will be replaced by the Explore Washington Park Shuttle during the summer months.
Line 87–Airport Way/181st
More mid-day service between 182nd/Powell and Gateway Transit Center.
June 2016 highlights
Line 97–Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
New weekday bus line between Tualatin and Sherwood along Tualatin-Sherwood Road.
September 2016 highlights
Add early morning and late-night weekday buses to accommodate early and late work shifts.
Increase weekday hours of operation.
Line 36–South Shore
Run buses on Jean Road to Jean Way and Boones Ferry Road to better serve the Lake Oswego Commerce Center and other employment areas. Discontinue service on Pilkington Road, Childs Road, 65th Avenue and McEwan Road due to low ridership, which will make travel times and arrivals more predictable for riders at other stops along the route.
Line 63–Washington Park/Arlington Heights
Add Saturday and Sunday service to provide trips through Washington Park and neighboring areas.
Line 71–60th Ave/122nd Ave
Increase frequency of service on 122nd Avenue and renumber and rename the part of the line that serves between Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center and SE 94th and Foster Road, mostly on 122nd Avenue. Split into two bus lines. The remainder of Line 71 will continue to run on its current route and frequency along 60th Avenue between Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center.
Line 85-Swan Island
Add an evening trip to improve employment connections, and adjust trip times for more predictable travel times and arrivals for riders.
March 2017 highlights
More frequent buses on weekdays during peak and mid-day hours to better meet demand.
Line 21–Sandy Blvd/223rd
Add weekday trips during rush hours to better connect workers to jobs.
Extend the line to SE 172nd Avenue to serve the Happy Valley Crossroads development. Discontinue service on 157th Avenue, Misty Road and 162nd Avenue.