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LIFT Paratransit Service
Shared-ride service for those unable to use regular buses and trains
How it works
TriMet's LIFT paratransit service is a shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. You must be a registered customer to use LIFT service.
All rides are by advance reservation only, and must be requested no later than 5 p.m. the day before the trip. If you want, you can place a subscription for recurring trips. The LIFT Rider's Guide provides complete information on the LIFT reservation process.
Most seniors and people with disabilities find that using regular buses and trains for some or all of their trips offers many advantages.
You may be eligible for LIFT service if you have a disability or disabling health condition and your disability or health condition prevents you from independently using TriMet buses and/or trains some or all of the time (without assistance, other than from a bus driver).
Service area and hours
The LIFT service area boundary is three-fourths of a mile beyond the outermost portions of TriMet's bus and MAX lines. LIFT does not serve locations outside the TriMet District, the legal boundary for TriMet. LIFT service operates during the same hours as bus and MAX services, generally 4:30 a.m.–2:30 a.m., seven days a week.