MAX Improvements Project
MAX returns to regular service March 4, 2024
Updated completion date due to snow/ice storm
Gateway Transit Center will be closed to MAX for construction from January 14–March 3, 2024. MAX Blue and Green lines will be disrupted, and MAX Red Line will be suspended during that time.
The construction is part of our “A Better Red” MAX Red Line Extension and Reliability Improvements Project. We’ll also use the time to perform preventative maintenance within areas of the system closed to train traffic.
Shuttle bus service
Shuttle buses will take surface roads, stopping at the closed stations along the MAX Blue, Green and Red line routes.
MAX Green and Red Line Shuttles
- MAX Green Line: Shuttle buses will travel between SE Main St and the Gateway Transit Center every 15 minutes.
- MAX Red Line: At PDX, shuttle buses pick up and drop off from the same location, just outside the doors of the baggage claim area near the MAX platform. Follow the signs for “MAX Shuttle.”
Gateway shuttle bus locations
MAX service disruptions
MAX Blue Line
MAX Blue Line will operate between Hatfield Government Center and NE 7th Ave, as well as E 102nd Ave and Cleveland Ave. Trains will arrive about every 15 minutes throughout most of the day.
MAX Green Line
MAX Green Line will operate between Clackamas Town Center and SE Main St. These will be single-car trains due to the shortened travel travel distance. They will arrive every 15 minutes.
MAX Red Line
MAX Red Line will not operate during the disruption.
For trips toward Portland International Airport, board a MAX Blue Line train, then take a shuttle bus to the Gateway Transit Center. At Gateway, exit and transfer to a shuttle bus to the airport. These shuttle buses will depart every 15 minutes.
Shuttle buses running between PDX and Gateway may be crowded. Some riders may want to consider using other forms of transportation during the disruption. If you plan on taking MAX during the disruption, use our trip planning tools to help you reach your destination the fastest.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work on this critical phase of our A Better Red project.
Making Transit Better
Among our largest undertakings in years, A Better Red project has been under construction since September 2021. This multi-year project, set to complete in summer 2024, will extend the MAX Red Line west to serve 10 more stations in Beaverton and Hillsboro. The project also improves schedule reliability for the entire MAX system by adding a second track near both Portland International Airport and Gateway Transit Center. At Gateway, two new bridges have been built for this second track, spanning I-84, the I-205 multi-use path and existing tracks.